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BLD can make a big save for Manteca parks

Big League Dreams holds part of the answer to Manteca's current budget woes.

July 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Time for state to debate pot legalization

Call it reefer madness.

July 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Aunt RuthAnn touched many lives

When my husband and I got married, an annual tradition began. At least, for me. Every year without fail, I received a birthday greeting card in the mail from Tracy. It was always signed, "Aunt Ruthie."

July 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Manteca sets an example for Californians to ‘go solar’

As a progressive, growing city, Manteca is leading the way in becoming a destination for energy efficient living. Despite the current economic climate and the rise in foreclosures across the region, forward-thinking home builders, businesses and residents are benefiting from the abundance of sunshine in Manteca to make clean renewable energy.

July 23, 2009 | Willie Weatherford Manteca Mayor | OPINION


We’re killing ourselves via government dependency

How did we get to the point where the government – through debt and taxes – essentially controls our day-to-day economic well being?

July 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


True lies: The $26B budget deal from hell

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the so-called Big Five should be ashamed of themselves for coming up with the biggest Ponzi scheme the world has ever known.

July 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


‘Uncle Walter’ visited UOP

He was once dubbed "the most trusted public figure in America."

July 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


The real right stuff

"Dude, how is it going?"

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The real right stuff

It's too bad Walter Cronkite didn't live to see the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing.

July 21, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


List of people & things to blame never ends for a true victim

I finally get it.

July 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Federal workers dodge furloughs & pain of others

General Motors is shedding workers. California is forcing state employees to take unpaid furloughs for the equivalent of 15 percent pay cuts. Small employers on Main Street are closing. Teachers are losing their jobs. Everywhere you look in the private and public sectors the pain is being spread with one high-profile exception – the federal government.

July 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Fire district bests sheriff’s office in watermelon eating

LATHROP - The reaction from Interim Fire Chief Fred Manding of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District was swift.

July 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Billboards: Manteca park trees

There are city owned "trees" along the Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Give Manteca USD classified workers an ‘A’ for smart contract move

Manteca Unified School District's classified employees are one savvy group.

June 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Dad, a dump truck & hitting the cemeteries

The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him.

June 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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The measles are back

No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.

September 29, 2014 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | OPINION


Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Deciding which startups are OK

I've never used Airbnb. I'm not proud of my failure to dive into the sharing economy. I know it's largely a function of middle age - I don't want to sleep in a stranger's spare bedroom, even if it's cheap - and of years of parlaying hotel rewards programs to my advantage. My first reaction when I heard about ride service startups Uber and Lyft was that they enjoy an unfair advantage over cabbies, who have to jump through hoops and pay huge fees to do what "sharing" kids do on the fly.

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION


A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for "Goofiest Politicos in America."

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION


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