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Why Pepsi products never appeared in the movie “Ben”

Decon apparently has a competitor.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You have a chance to say thank-you to an American hero Jan. 14

A hero is coming to Manteca.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saga of Manteca Police weapons in wrong hands

A simple conversation with a freelance photographer while we were on a short vacation over the holidays evolved into a dramatic saga about three MP-5 automatic weapons being sent to the Manteca Police Department some 28 years ago.

January 02, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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


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The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

James Waterman keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...

January 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon moving to outlaw growing pot outdoors

California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

January 09, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 362 housing units

Manteca issued permits for the building of 362 housing units in 2016.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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