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Robo signers: The latest sign of mega-corporate greed run amok

I apologize.

October 09, 2010 | | OPINION


Unhappy Meal: Tyranny by government

Ronald McDonald is about as popular in San Francisco as a 9.1 earthquake.

October 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Roof rats, power lines & glove compartments

I did a double take.

October 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Some questions for Queen Meg & Gov. Moonbeam

Sitting on a sofa

September 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


High speed rail: California’s fast track to ruin?

So does who does California high speed rail benefit?

September 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Concrete from hell, roof rats & the Winchester Mystery yard

Cement apparently flowed freely in the 1950s.

August 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Do you trust motives of big oil companies?

Take a trip south on Highway 99 toward the Grapevine on a stagnant summer day.

August 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Firework sales proceeds a bit baffling for Lathrop non-profits

I'm probably being naïve, but after seeing the final numbers in the first Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raising in Lathrop, I can't help being baffled by the scant net amounts received by the five nonprofit groups whose dedicated volunteers toiled hard for seven days in the sizzling summer heat to earn money for their pet community projects.

August 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


American health care scores ‘win’ over swine flu

Aren't you glad you're alive today?

August 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


A ‘dumb’ assertion about public power from Victor Mow

Victor Mow - who did little to improve the financial integrity of San Joaquin County while serving on the Board of Supervisors - penned an opinion piece about South San Joaquin Irrigation District essentially being reckless with public money.

August 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Melmac: Dishware for the Nuclear Age

If you know about Melmac and Alf - and what they have in common - then you were alive during the 1950s or thereafter and have an unusual sense of humor as far as the TV comedy shows you like.

August 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca still has to move forward morning of Nov. 3

It is easy to get caught up in the notion that the upcoming Manteca municipal election on Nov. 2 is about the candidates.

July 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Are some more equal in Manteca than others?

Eight years ago this Sunday a new municipal law went into effect to try to stem aggressive panhandlers.

July 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The cultural war may cost Ripon teacher her job

Limited-English-proficient students have the same right to a quality education as all California students. For these students to have access to quality education, their special needs must be met by teachers who have essential skills and knowledge related to English language development, specially designed content instruction delivered in English, and content instruction delivered in the students' primary languages. - California Education Code

June 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca needs BLD-style solution for library needs

It is time to turn the page, literally, on how we approach library services.

June 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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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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