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Will signs slow Bypass carnage?

Caltrans is apparently working on a way to try and enhance safety on what has become the deadliest mile in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

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Getting a Lyft & why cities shouldn’t care

Steve DeBrum is no Bill de Blasio.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 7:55 p.m. | | Getting a Lyft & why cities shouldn’t care Comments 0 Comments

Forget 5 o’clock shadows, I’m four hours ahead of time

Fred Flinstone is a rank amateur.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 8:24 p.m. | | Forget 5 o’clock shadows, I’m four hours  ahead of time Comments 0 Comments

Internet: The main street for cheaters, thieves, bullies & malcontents

It is amazing what people will do online.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:52 a.m. | | Internet: The main street for cheaters, thieves, bullies & malcontents Comments 0 Comments

Internet: The main street for cheaters, thieves, bullies & malcontents

It is amazing what people will do online.

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World War III MUSD style is up next

Sam Fant is either brilliant or his peers on the Manteca Unified School District board are not in his league.

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World War III MUSD style is up next

Sam Fant is either brilliant or his peers on the Manteca Unified School District board are not in his league.

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Soldiers should not be sitting ducks in a shooting gallery

Are we are at war?

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Soldiers should not be sitting ducks in a shooting gallery Comments 1 Comment

Thunder Valley & Great Wolf: 2 peas in pod

Who in their right mind we book a room at a resort hotel not near any tourist attractions that is located south of a major ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2015 7:22 p.m. | | Thunder Valley & Great Wolf: 2 peas in pod Comments 0 Comments

Manteca: High mark for prudent financials

They wish they were Manteca.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 10:39 p.m. | | Manteca: High mark for prudent financials Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to assess traffic safety & flow on existing streets

Efficient and safer traffic movements on existing streets need to be a higher priority with Manteca’s elected leaders.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Manteca needs to assess traffic safety & flow on existing streets Comments 0 Comments

Cutting edge banks would frustrate Bonnie & Clyde

Bank tellers — and bank robbers for that matter — could soon circulate as often as $2 bills.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 12:17 a.m. | | Cutting edge banks would frustrate Bonnie & Clyde Comments 0 Comments

Cutting edge banks would frustrate Bonnie & Clyde

Bank tellers — and bank robbers for that matter — could soon circulate as often as $2 bills.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2015 8:26 p.m. | | Cutting edge banks would frustrate Bonnie & Clyde Comments 0 Comments

Erode freedom and we are all less secure

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” — Benjamin Franklin

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Posted: jul. 15, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Erode freedom and we are all less secure Comments 0 Comments

Twin Tunnels: A repeat of the assault on Owens Valley

INDEPENDENCE — High in the eastern Sierra above the county seat of Inyo County on Monday rain and hail fell to help feed the stream that ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2015 11:16 p.m. | | Twin Tunnels: A repeat of  the assault on Owens Valley Comments 0 Comments

Demos & sanctuary cities

Democrats now will say anything to distance themselves from sanctuary city policies, even though they have supported these policies for years. In an exclusive CNN ...

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Twin Tunnels: A repeat of the assault on Owens Valley

INDEPENDENCE — High in the eastern Sierra above the county seat of Inyo County on Monday rain and hail fell to help feed the stream that ...

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THERE ARE MANY CAUSES OF WEIGHT LOSS

DEAR DR. ROACH: A year ago, I weighed 175 pounds. My wife was quite concerned when I started to lose weight. I am generally in ...

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Muir: ‘Going to the mountains is going home’

It happened in a split second.

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The young man outside Chevron

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 8, 2008.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2015 8:26 p.m. | | The young man outside Chevron Comments 0 Comments

The truth about America can be found in Manteca

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on July 4, 2007.

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Stop the world . . .

When I was in eighth grade one of the moms who worked at my elementary school gave me a pin of hers I had admired ...

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Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to?

I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to? Comments 0 Comments

Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 11:54 p.m. | | Ten faces and our freedoms Comments 0 Comments

San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins Comments 0 Comments

Texas tries to dilute marriage decision

Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Texas tries to dilute marriage decision Comments 0 Comments

Homeless & Manteca property crime

My neighbor had an unexpected visitor recently.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 12:10 a.m. | | Homeless & Manteca property crime Comments 0 Comments

Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 12:38 a.m. | | Trump should sit down with brain surgeon Comments 2 Comments

Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids?

Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids? Comments 0 Comments

Pray for rain as Sacramento isn’t going to save California

It may surprise Sacramento and its bureaucratic hordes that large segments of California are in danger of lapsing into death throes due to a fourth ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Pray for rain as Sacramento isn’t going to save California Comments 0 Comments

Performing arts center option for Manteca

Manteca has a performing arts center on its wish list.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 12:50 a.m. | | Performing arts center option for Manteca Comments 1 Comment

Cauchon is an optimist who may run for board

Leo Bennett-Cauchon is an optimist.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2015 1:46 a.m. | | Cauchon is  an optimist who may run for board Comments 1 Comment

Confederate flag, rap music & symbolism

I do not like rap music.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2015 1:38 a.m. | | Confederate flag, rap music & symbolism Comments 0 Comments

Normal dog owners get normal dogs

DEAR DIDI: I just want a normal dog for once.  My last dog had separation anxiety. The dog before that was overprotective.  The dog before ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:08 a.m. | | Normal dog owners get normal dogs Comments 0 Comments

Death awaits you along the 120 Bypass

I cannot predict where the next stabbing will occur in Manteca.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 1:19 a.m. | | Death awaits you along the 120 Bypass Comments 1 Comment

Don’t take a Pepsi to bed in SF

Remember the Summer of Love?

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 12:48 a.m. | | Don’t take a Pepsi to bed in SF Comments 0 Comments

Manteca trustees play double dare with voters

There is an erroneous assumption that many make that you have to be an educator or have children in school to serve on the school ...

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Don’t raise floor, climb the ladder

Los Angeles and San Francisco leaders want burger flippers to be paid $15 an hour.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Don’t raise floor, climb the ladder Comments 1 Comment

Sam Fant: Political high roller

Welcome to the Manteca Unified casino.

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Posted: jun. 11, 2015 12:10 a.m. | | Sam Fant: Political high roller Comments 3 Comments

Filling jobs to help feed America

“Treat aliens living among you as native born.”   — Leviticus 19:33.34

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Posted: jun. 10, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Filling jobs to help feed America Comments 0 Comments

HOW HOT WAS IT?

“It’s so hot outside you could fry and egg on the sidewalk.”

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Posted: jun. 09, 2015 1:47 a.m. | | HOW HOT WAS IT? Comments 0 Comments

Let voters decide on replacing Bronson

The question shouldn’t even have to be asked but here goes: Should the Manteca Unified board appoint a replacement for trustee Alexander Bronson who ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Let voters decide on replacing Bronson Comments 3 Comments

Affordable Care Act may no longer be affordable

The Affordable Care Act is about to become a lot less affordable.

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Posted: jun. 08, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Affordable Care Act may no longer be affordable Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA’S BIG CHEESE

I don’t know if Steve DeBrum got all the facts before he became mayor.

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Las Vegas has better grasp on grass than Manteca

Is the city dictating how much grass new homes can have in their front yards an affront to the notion of property rights?

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Posted: jun. 06, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | Las Vegas has better grasp on grass than Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Bus ride costs same as vending machine soda

Was I asking too many questions upon arriving at the hub of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District in Stockton?

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Posted: jun. 05, 2015 1:20 a.m. | | Bus ride costs same as vending machine soda Comments 0 Comments

Of the Grand Jury, schools, background checks & felons

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury is alarmed that Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer allowed a felon to be hired to mentor Weston ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Of the Grand Jury, schools, background checks & felons Comments 2 Comments

The council, veterans & doing the right thing

Doing the right thing.

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Forging your fears to reach better place

It was a silly thought.

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Uncle Sam wants to make wearing certain logos criminal

The odds are you either know or heard of some younger person being intimidated or even jumped because they happened to be wearing red or ...

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Posted: jun. 02, 2015 1:33 a.m. | | Uncle Sam wants to make wearing certain logos criminal Comments 0 Comments

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