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Affordable housing: Manteca needs to think like Mr. Potter

Affordable housing is all the rage. Politicians want it. Builders want it. Home buyers want it.

February 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Finally, the city may address Powers speeding

One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

America’s ‘new’ neighborhoods weaken sense of community

Americans no longer have the concept of shame nor community responsibility.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Donner Party inspires latest Sacramento budget moves

Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Ripping it all out & doing it may way

When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Saving 45 seconds in travel time can cost big time

Would it be worth it to you for the city to spend upwards of $3 million so you can shave 45 seconds off a trip through downtown Manteca on Main Street at peak traffic hours?

January 19, 2010 | | OPINION

‘All men are created equal’ must be more than just words

prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Manteca’s retail future: City makes its own luck

Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The vision known as the Tidewater Bike Path system

Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Does City Council have obligation to prop up prices of Manteca homes?

There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Now they’re going after your salt intake

There is no rhyme or reason to the surge in behavior control legislation that goes way beyond traditional criminal and property use laws.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

$12.2 million in bonus bucks kept Manteca afloat

One of the big reasons why Manteca isn't in as bad financial shape as some of it neighbors has everything to do with developers and their fear of costly legal infighting among each other.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

No economic justice for San Joaquin Valley

The Congressional Research Service in December of 2005 released a 353-page report that dubbed the eight-county San Joaquin Valley as "The New Appalachia."

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Manteca could take a cue from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is definitely a much more expensive place to live than Manteca.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Toter, we’re not in Manteca anymore

Dorothy was driving her 1975 Yugo on the Highway 120 Bypass in a fierce summer wind storm.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

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Articles by Section - OPINION

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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