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American success story taking shape at Louise & Main

Hope and faith - with a healthy dash of sweat - can be found on the corner of Louise Avenue and North Main Street.

October 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Guess why retailer Chose Manteca: It’s due to city maximizing lure

One store doth not a recovery make.

October 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Two options: Survive & thrive or give into the darkness

Do not fear the darkness.

October 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stanislaus River history gets rewrite by ‘extreme’ environmentalists

The Stanislaus River on May 20, 1979 became part of the environmental movement lore.

October 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of religious ‘cults,’ Mitt Romney & the presidency

The Salem Witch Hunt mentality is alive and well in the United States.

October 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Milo Candini: A Baseball player for all time

Twenty-one strikeouts in one game.

October 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ruling elite wage war on ‘soft’ Americans

The narrative out of Washington these days is amazingly arrogant even for a town full of career politicians.

October 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see location is key for Manteca

Jay Smart came to Manteca by using two simple things – a map and a mechanical drawing compass.

October 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Magnifying the power of one this Sunday

Jim Todd understands the power of one multiplied by a thousand.

October 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house

The Central Valley Water Project implemented during the Great Recession helped lift the lot of the poor in the San Joaquin Valley by providing the means to turn fields into fertile farmland.

October 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sign of the times: To twirl or not to twirl

It is a sign of the times.

October 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police chief owes apology to Christian motorcyclists

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 05, 2011 | | Local Columns


Laid off valley police in big demand in Bay Area

Historic police cars and other emergency vehicles dating back to a 1930 CHP Model A Ford were to be expected in Ripon on Saturday.

October 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


BLD helps spread green throughout Manteca’s economy

The smartest decision made by the Manteca City Council during the past 10 years?

October 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress & banks declare war on the Middle Class

Loan sharks have gone uptown.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan

Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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