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What?! Me an athlete? That’s complete insanity

I had a good laugh when I read the press release from the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau about the torch run opening the 2010 Manteca Senior Games next Saturday.

May 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca council & city employees read their lips

The next time you see Kirk Dall, Eric Woh le, Rick Arucan, Fred Milner, Steve Keegan, Charlotte Stafford, JoAnne Jamerson, Bruce Bentz, Christina Crutchfield, Maryann Morrison and Kevin Wentworth among others, you might want to tell them thank you.

April 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Sacramento actors turning California into ‘B’ grade state

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't the only actor in Sacramento.

April 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Sacramento comes up with another way to make matters worse

There is little doubt that State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, means well.

April 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca Library: Still standing & filling a big need

Back in 1994 during a terse exchange over the need for a new Manteca Library, one opponent stood up in the council chambers and declared it was a moot point since public libraries would be on the way out by the year 2000.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Get ready for a 10% tax on tanning beds

Let me tell you how it will be;

March 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


PG&E using eminent domain to compete against private firms

Eminent domain, we are told by PG&E, is an evil thing but only if it is used against them.

March 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The return of the grow & kill season

The rains are less frequent. The mercury is inching up toward 70 degrees. And the gopher mounds are popping up more often than Meg Whitman for governor TV commercials.

March 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca should limit new homes to 500 a year

It is time to revisit the 3.9 percent growth cap.

March 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Burglars barely out of puberty a growing concern

Michael Quilici is in the process of bringing his neighbors together to form a Neighborhood Watch group.

March 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


A dangerous game of RDA keep away in Manteca

Redevelopment agencies can indeed be great tools to stimulate economic growth and fight blight.

March 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The X-factor: X equals Y? In your dreams

It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Get ready for surcharge on your homeowners insurance policy

If you live in Manteca, you pay property taxes to support the Manteca Fire Department.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Will we be able to slide like a Man-tee-kan once again?

Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


A signal that times are changing at Manteca City Hall

Roundabouts aren't new inventions.

February 08, 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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