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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

Forget the magic pill: its veggies, fruit & exercise

The lady turned around, glanced at the items I had placed on the conveyor belt late Saturday afternoon at a cash register at the North Main Street Save Mart, and asked "are you a vegetarian?"

October 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

City distorts golf course finances

Please print all the facts when you write a story about the golf course. I understand that your story in Saturday's paper was based on information you received from city hall but when you don't have all the information the result is a story about the golf course which incorrectly portrays it to be a vast financial drain on our city general fund. And like much information which has been printed in the newspaper over the past 33 years in which I have been the golf professional, it presents a false impression of the golf facility.

October 19, 2009 | By ALAN THOMAS Manteca Columnist | 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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