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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


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


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