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Banning pursuits akin to declaring open season on law-abiding citizens

It's tempting to want to handcuff police in how they protect us especially if our property as innocent third parties is somehow damaged or compromised as the result of a pursuit or a police action.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Get ready for the last days of the State of California

Get ready for the financial equivalent of Armageddon.

November 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Delta Commission: Trojan horse threat to San Joaquin

Is there anything worse for your pocketbook and the future of this state than the California Legislature?

November 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca needs to avoid turf wars downtown

You'll find the future of downtown thriving in the shell of a ghost.

November 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


I’m being polite, I apologize ma’am if it offends you

I uttered just two words – "yes ma'am."

November 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


A different wind is blowing at City Hall

Out on North Powers Avenue along the stretch that runs from Yosemite Avenue to the fire station, city crews were busy Monday blasting paint off the pavement that separates the bike lane from the travel lane.

November 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Boys & Girls Club’s rich history of helping kids who need it most

Tucked at the bottom of a trinket box that I brought with me when I moved several months ago was a trophy that I assumed was one of the Little League tokens handed out to every player when the season concludes.

November 09, 2009 | Jason Campbell | OPINION


Monopoly is so old school: It’s now Mantecaopoly

It was the Great Depression that ironically gave rise to the popularity of Monopoly.

November 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Cable customers ‘taxed’ by Manteca, satellite users aren’t

Comcast Cable TV customers are getting hit with pass-thru franchise fees that are projected to bring in $500,000 into the City of Manteca's general fund when the fiscal year ends June 30, 2010.

November 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Father Joe & the season of Thanksgiving

The first time I met Father Joe he was spread eagle in front of my mom's home with a Lincoln Police officer standing over him.

November 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Forget 2010! Focus on Tuesday’s elections

If you listen to the politicians and pundits in Washington, D.C., every move being made by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans is all about the 2010 midterm elections.

October 31, 2009 | Roland Martin Author | OPINION


No fireworks with Harmer, Garamendi

No journalist who has followed Lt. Gov. John Garamendi over the years could be surprised at his answer to the final question at Monday night's debate at St. Mary's College among candidates competing to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, in Tuesday's special election. When an opportunity for fulsome flattery presents itself, Garamendi does not miss a beat.

October 31, 2009 | Debra Saunders National columnist | OPINION


Newsom’s new edict: Illegals get pass on lack of driver’s license

San Francisco seems to have a thing against law-abiding citizens.

October 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Urban limits needed to protect Manteca & agriculture

Imagine, Manteca having a population of 110,000 in 25 years.

October 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Bill Clinton was right. ‘It is the economy, stupid’

Here are a few facts to consider:

October 20, 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


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