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California’s training wheels for young adults

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.

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Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state’s poor.

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Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

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Affordable housing & Manteca

The phrase “affordable housing” is rapidly become a paradox in Manteca.

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LA’s twin grab for SJ Valley, Delta land & water

All Californians are created equal unless you’re the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2015 1:19 a.m. | | LA’s twin grab for SJ  Valley, Delta land & water Comments 2 Comments

100 reasons to jog in 99 degree heat

It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.

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Only police should carry guns in Manteca municipal parks

Manteca city staff is so concerned about the safety of part-time people they employ to lock park restrooms in the evening that they’d like ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2015 5:56 p.m. | | Only police should carry guns in Manteca municipal parks Comments 3 Comments

Drought rules drop home values so much they’re up 3%

Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city’s stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are ...

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‘Don’t go around with a chip on your shoulder’

Edna Towle by all standards should have been angry at the world.

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Dropping the bomb: No reason to apologize

The United States lost 14,000 men in 82 days in the epic battle to take Okinawa. Japan virtually fought to the last man.

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Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

“Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?”

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Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

“Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?”

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Sacramento’s plan: Waste future rain & snow runoff

If the skies were to open up this winter would the runoff help raise depleted reservoir levels?

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Posted: aug. 08, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Sacramento’s plan: Waste future rain & snow runoff Comments 0 Comments

Woodward: No man’s land for pedestrians

In a perfect world drivers would always drive only as safe as conditions allow. They would be 100 percent focused on driving and would drive ...

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Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: F

What’s horribly wrong and what’s absolutely right about education in California can be found perhaps 100 or so yards from each other on ...

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Posted: aug. 05, 2015 12:34 a.m. | | Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: F Comments 0 Comments

Manteca shops for purloined carts solution

Taking shopping carts off of a store’s property is theft.

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Interning with Manteca Unified: Incredible

I am not an architect.  I am not an engineer.  The field of work I want to be a part of isn’t even remotely ...

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Federal sugar support is sour deal for taxpayers & consumers

Wheat was king in these parts some 150 years ago.

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Pay your full tax liability & state dings you for $17.31 more

I owe the State of California $17.31.

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$5M solution for libraries & other needs

Manteca — for $5 million — can have a 9,600-square-foot “Generations Center” with library, teen center, a killer skate park, amphitheater and paracourse.

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Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

“Yosemite is bad a--.”

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Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

“Yosemite is bad a--.”

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Sacrificing the Delta to hose down LA sidewalks

The lifeblood of Delta farmers, towns, and fish drains into two series of pumps northwest of Tracy — one feeding the Delta-Mendota Canal and the other ...

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

Fred Flinstone is a rank amateur.

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

It is amazing what people will do online.

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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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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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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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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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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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Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

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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

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