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Wildflowers & sweeping vistas at Garrapata

Welcome to Paradise.

June 24, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Cantu criticizes city land deal

Dear Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

June 23, 2011 | | Local Columns

Legislature pays the price for their poor performance

"I halted a fulfilling private sector career path to enter public service. I now have to explain to my wife and daughter that we won't be able to pay the bills because a politician chose to grandstand at our expense." - Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D- Los Angeles, lamenting about forfeiting his pay for the legislature's failure to adopt a balanced budget on time

June 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s heaven on earth: Summer in Manteca

The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.

June 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Impressed with postal worker & post office tour

On June 13, 2011 several special education classes from Manteca Unified schools took a walking field trip to the post office on Maple Avenue for a summer school activity. When we arrived I asked to speak to a supervisor in hopes that we would be able to take a tour of the facility. Autumn Winters spoke to me and said she would be more than happy to accommodate us.

June 21, 2011 | | Local Columns

Rumor has it: The truth about pull tabs from aluminum cans

About two weeks ago, an older man who collected recyclable aluminum cans on a daily basis was physically assaulted in the early morning hours during one of his regular rounds.

June 20, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

So you think that tip you put down is something extra for good service

A tip is a gratuity, right?

June 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Brown’s RDA budget trick burdens local taxpayers with bill for excessive state spending

You tell your family that it's time to live within your means.

June 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

If eating 2 apples a day is going to kill me, so be it

Dead man eating. That's how the public health advocacy organization known as the Environmental Working Group would probably describe me.

June 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

National winner in ‘What our Flag Means to Me’ essay contest

Editor's note: Sharyn Bloudoff, an 11th grader with Castle School (home school) and daughter of Dean and Sharyle Bloudoff was the first place winner in the high school division of the National Flag Day Foundation's 2011 essay contest "What Our Flag Means to Me." The following is her winning essay:

June 15, 2011 | By SHARYN BLOUDOFF Manteca teen | Local Columns

A possible way to keep those six firefighters

Here is the $1.2 million question: Does anyone on the Manteca City Council have the stomach to take a calculated risk to preserve municipal service levels for another year by saving the jobs of six firefighters and at least some of the 10 other municipal workers due to be laid off on July 1 in order to balance the budget?

June 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Today I’m the happiest brother in the world

It was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen: My sister leaving UC Davis Medical Center in a wheelchair Sunday afternoon.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A tax solution that could make things a lot worse

Do you drink alcohol? Perhaps you smoke cigarettes. Maybe you drive a vehicle. Do you earn a pay check? Are you among the folks who buy items at retail stores or dine in restaurants?

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A primer on how to change habits

Most of life is done by rote.

June 12, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns

Bass Pro Shops is deal that’s paying off for Manteca

Imagine the City of Manteca having to spend $3.5 million to cover a bond payment because The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley isn't finished.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Thanksgiving: What we take for granted

Father Joe is among those who understand the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Father Joe was a priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church just three ...

November 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Real turkey made better by farmers

Ever see a turkey in the wild in the Sierra foothills?

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

People’s lives do matter In Manteca

It was the bridge to nowhere.

November 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Phone firms ringing up the charges

What is the price for privacy?

November 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is defecating wherever you want protected by constitution?

There is a misconception out there.

November 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Making our bodies weaker fighting germs

Death or at least a debilitating illness apparently is just a shopping trip to the store away.

November 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Senior center? Try Grown-up Center instead

In less than five months I'll be 60.

November 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The tide has turned

There was a time when this couple of weeks was a very happy time for me. Not so much anymore. But even at that, I ...

November 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

University of China at Los Angeles

You pay your State of California taxes.

November 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is porn still porn or do smartphones make difference?

Sexting is the new flirting.

November 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fear the new free speech* movement

Racial insensitivity is not good.

November 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

There’s right & then there’s dead right

Moffat Boulevard is not inherently unsafe.

November 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fences: What a difference a foot makes

I bought my home in 2008.

November 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s the best 2 hours I spend every 2 weeks

My favorite thing to do on Saturdays besides hiking is to spend a little more than an hour squeezing a small rubber ball every three ...

November 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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