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Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids? Comments 0 Comments

Out, out brief candle!

Editor’s note: Phillip Bookman received the news that he has a cancerous malignant tumor on his bladder. He begins radiation this week. Sensing the inevitable, he wrote the following although noting there is probably a good chance of recovery. 

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 12:45 a.m. | | Out, out brief candle! Comments 0 Comments

Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don’t get it.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 12:46 a.m. | | Disconnect between school board & community Comments 0 Comments

They want us to shed tears for money that big oil is losing

It isn’t unusual for a typical commuter from the Northern San Joaquin Valley to the Silicon Valley to travel 700 miles a week.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 12:02 a.m. | | They want us to shed tears for money that big oil is losing Comments 1 Comment

Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain’s excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 1:10 a.m. | | Out with the old, in with the new Comments 0 Comments

Riffraff from SJ Valley buy $500K homes in Pleasanton

Folks who can only afford $500,000 homes are riffraff.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 12:56 a.m. | | Riffraff from SJ Valley buy $500K homes in Pleasanton Comments 1 Comment

Thugs take to the streets (& freeways)

The right to demonstrate.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 1:10 a.m. | | Thugs take to the streets (& freeways) Comments 0 Comments

Drive-thru Living Nativity at Sequoia Heights Baptist

It wouldn’t be Christmas without it! Sequoia Heights Baptist Church is presenting its annual drive-thru Living Nativity on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1050 S. Union Road. 

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 11:54 p.m. | | Drive-thru Living Nativity at Sequoia Heights Baptist Comments 0 Comments

SONS OF ANARCHY

CHARMING – Unless you’re a true sociopath, it’s almost impossible to look at yourself in the mirror when you know that the things you’re doing are wrong. 

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Climate change, the drought & Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | Climate change, the drought & Yosemite Valley Comments 0 Comments

ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa’s Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the “game-y” taste.

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 2:13 a.m. | | ARE YOU GAME? Comments 0 Comments

Time to bite the bullet (train) & pull plug

If you own a Ford Focus, Chevy Cruze or a Honda Civic it costs you 16.3 cents a mile to operate your vehicle once gas, maintenance, tires, insurance and depreciation are taken into account.

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 1:17 a.m. | | Time to bite the bullet (train) & pull plug Comments 0 Comments

Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 14, 2010.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 11:04 p.m. | | Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph Comments 0 Comments

Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & they’d be child abuse charges

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on May 12, 2011. 

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Posted: dec. 04, 2014 7:58 p.m. | | Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & they’d be child abuse charges Comments 0 Comments

CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 26, 2011

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Posted: dec. 02, 2014 11:56 p.m. | | CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E Comments 0 Comments

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