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Berkeley outlaws candy tossing during parades

If you doubt there is a difference between Manteca and Berkeley, here it is – one can no longer hold a parade in Berkeley if you toss candy to kids.

September 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The sweet smells of the Central Valley

I confess.

September 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Daunting prospect: 15 police layoffs plus more criminals

Measure M – no pun intended – is saving Manteca's bacon.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Labor built our military might & our economy

The temperatures are still popping up into the 90s yet there are signs that summer is drawing to a close.

September 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Tough to let go of a place you’ve called home 10 years

I'm not looking forward to moving.

August 31, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


The Funny Farm & out-of-control Blue Tooth users

I will never get used to people using Blue Tooth.

August 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Bass Pro Shops, Costco ease pain of sales tax losses

The passing of each month makes the sales tax deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley plus Costco to Manteca seem even shrewder moves.

August 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


We don’t need sugar-coated pill for health care reform

Every government action has an unintended reaction.

August 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Keep the candle of hope flickering so others don’t suffer Tevanie’s fate

Tevanie Deanne Lantz by all accounts was a good person and a good mom.

August 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


It should be a slam dunk: Basketball needs to build on Air Jordan legend

My first and only visit to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame took place in the early 1990s.

August 11, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Auction Governor could turn San Quentin into tourist trap

It's clear that California is such a bad credit risk that not even Cash Call.com – the payday loan servcie with sky high interest rates that Gary Coleman, one of Arnold's former 1,001 opponents in the recall election, serves as a pitchman – will loan Sacramento money.

August 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The self-destructive notion of stopping new home building

It's time for all of us to grow up especially folks who believe that new housing construction must stop as society somehow has an obligation to prop up the presumed value of their homes.

August 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Old-fashioned ‘barn raising’ for landscaping

East Highway 120 through Manteca – the stretch from the Highway 99 interchange to Austin Road – has defined Manteca in the minds of millions of travelers.

August 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


‘Bailout Boogie’ mentality & health care

Congress – which has never been big on the details – is ramming full-speed ahead with national health care.

August 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Go ahead, machine gun down Bambi

Ryan had $10 to spend at street fair a few years back.

July 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Finding out about life in Death Valley

Black Friday was a tad grey for me - as in Grey Canyon.

December 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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