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What do taxis & bonus bucks have in common? Higher prices for consumers

Why should Manteca - or any city for that matter - restrict the number of taxi cabs or cab companies that can operate in its jurisdiction?

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next big trends? Multi-generational & smaller homes

Jerry Brown was right.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flo gave Manteca more than 15 minutes of fame

The 1997 New Year's floods was the worst disaster to hit the decade of the 1990s. It put Manteca in the national and international news.

December 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Flooding: Ignorance isn’t bless

It was the defining moment of the January 1997 floods.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Distracted driving entails much more than just cell phones

I made a big mistake Friday.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly duckling transformation for Manteca is now under way

Clarese Anderson's first impression of Manteca wasn't what one might call favorable.

December 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About unions, jobs & Medicare

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 29, 2011 | | Local Columns


Get ready for the Beach Grandpas 2012 reunion tour

"California Girls" is one of my favorite songs.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting rid of unfocused MJC, Delta students

A free education, it is a misnomer if there ever was one.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOR THE BIRDS

Sometime in the early fall, a Manteca Bulletin web site reader commented about rare feathered-friend visitors at Doxey Park in northwest Manteca. The neighborhood park is right next to George McParland Elementary School on Northgate Drive.

December 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


In retrospect, 2011 was a good year for most of us

Just five days to go for 2011.

December 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


iPad 2 helps take you from i-Resist to i-Enthralled

I resisted joining the i-Tech revolution.

December 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Customer support: Abstract concept for some firms

Customer support is perhaps the most laughable term ever coined by corporate types.

December 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thoughtless gifts: From pet rocks to nose hair trimmers

I admit to having plunked down $8 back in 1975 to buy the ultimate gag Christmas gift - The Pet Rock.

December 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dell’Osso holiday lights is a bright idea for fun

It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.

December 23, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop's new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens' concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

June 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ultimately Ford did have a better idea

I love top 10 lists. You know the ones. The 10 best places to live. The 10 weirdest places to hang glide. The 10 proven ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Widening Airport Way

Those who travel Airport Way for commuting or head down it to shop at Costco on the weekend know that navigating the stretch between Daniels ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs

The Lathrop City Council gets a shakeup every two years.

June 20, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Want to run for Ripon school board?

Ripon Unified - in conjunction with the League of Women Voters - is conducting an informational workshop for potential candidates seeking to run Nov. 8 in the ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead: Manteca Needs to help homeless

Debby Moorhead wants the city to step up its efforts to address the growing number of homeless Manteca.

June 20, 2016 | | Local Columns


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