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One man’s legacy to fight evil by giving kids a chance

Antone Raymus played a mean game of pinochle.

May 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


California & not GOP or Demos should come first

My first vote cast in a Republican governor's primary race was in June of 1974. I was 18. Meg Whitman didn't vote that year. She had a good excuse. She was two months shy of turning 18. Besides, she was a resident of Cold Springs Harbor in New York at the time.

May 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Keeping cost of government down is our responsibility

Why is government so out of whack? The answer is simple. We want it both ways.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Recipe for Portuguese donuts courtesy of Dorothy Indelicato

Driving the kids to school when they were attending Nile Garden Elementary School, I used to make a pit stop at the donut shop in the small neighborhood shopping center on Union Road at West Yosemite Avenue. The kids opted for the chocolate-topped bars or the round ones. I usually had a half-dozen of the small rounded bite sizes with a small cup of decaf coffee.

May 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


PG&E’s style of doing business: Break the rules & then apologize

PG&E's brass will do whatever it takes to protect their multi-million dollar compensation packages whether it is breaking laws, distorting the truth, or leading an effort to amend the California Constitution to shore up their monopoly.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


PG&E admits to misleading folks over extent of smart meter woes

PG&E has finally conceded that the smart meters they are installing aren't as infallible as they have been contending.

May 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Mayoral hopefuls should heed advice of late Tip O’Neill

The lead story in Sunday's Manteca Bulletin was a bit of a surprise for Samuel Anderson.

May 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Here’s a shocker: CPUC says PG&E isn’t playing by the rules in Marin

PG&E's corporate brass are once again doing what they do best which is not playing by the rules.

May 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Explosive issue polarizes Lathrop city officials and some residents

Safe and Sane Fireworks is becoming an explosive issue in Lathrop that is polarizing some residents and a member of the City Council, not to mention a retired fire chief.

May 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Arizona weeding out teachers that can’t speak English correctly

Three cheers for Arizona.

May 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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


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