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Panhandling to public’s emotions pays dividends

It pays to be "homeless" in Manteca – because Mantecans have heart. One young couple is proving that notion as shoppers are repeatedly touched with their imagined plight.

July 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


DREAM Act is way of ending nightmarish mess

At first glance the DREAM Act stalled on Capitol Hill looks like a nightmare for those who believe America is being turned over to illegal immigrants.

July 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council barking up wrong tree on dog fee

The Manteca City Council on Aug. 3 will have the second reading of an ordinance for the municipal license fees for unfixed dogs that will reduce them from $100 to $50 a year.

July 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: A way to enhance city’s ‘business’ image

There is a trash enclosure behind the Manteca Bulletin with so-called privacy slats.

July 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Two true public servants: Richard Bull & Charlie Halford

public servant n. 1. a person who works for the state or local government. 2. Ripon Police Chief Richard Bull.

July 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s big myth of a dying downtown district

One of the political givens is that downtown is dying and that it is on the verge of turning into blight hell and will strip Manteca of its cultural and moral soul so therefore the city needs to pump in truckloads of money to save it from becoming Fort Apache as in the South Bronx.

July 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A look at crime in Manteca today

One of the biggest concerns of our citizens is crime in their community. We read the newspaper stories about gang activity and then see an article that says crime is down. It makes you wonder how both can be true. I thought it might help to know how and why the Police Department tracks crime in Manteca.

July 20, 2010 | DAVE BRICKER Manteca Police Chief | Local Columns


Hot times? Water is still the one

I grew up during a time when coaches believed that taking a salt tablet was effective in dealing with dehydration.

July 20, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Meg Whitman’s cash & the threat it poses to California’s democracy

There is a 900-pound-gorilla in the governor's race for California, but contrary to assertions by the Manteca Bulletin, it is hardly unions representing California workers.

July 20, 2010 | DEBORAH BURGER, RN Co-President California Nurses Association | Local Columns


City manager for whom the cash ‘Bell’ tolls

Is anybody worth $6.41 a minute?

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stop feeding more taxes to bloated & lethargic bureaucracy up in Sacramento

Getting Californians back to work won't happen in significant numbers until Sacramento finally comes to grips with the basic lesson of the Great Recession: Economic health can't be sustained from spending beyond your means.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Meg have anything to offer besides attacks on Jerry Brown?

Meg Whitman is definitely getting the best produced political hit commercials money can buy.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gotcha! politics & fuss over Palin’s Turlock payday

"Why did they try to keep it a secret for so long, and now release the figure out of nowhere? Our schools are hurting, students are hurting, and to charge that kind of money for a speech I still feel is a bit absurd." - Ashli Briggs, a 23-year-old California State University at Stanislaus political science major as quoted by the Associated Press concerning the release of how much Sarah Palin was paid to speak in Turlock.

July 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


That old house was our home

The house of my youth is currently on the market.

July 17, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Council needs to rethink Manteca LMDs

Richard Behling believes government has no business being in landscape maintenance.

July 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Is school board buying candy when there isn’t enough for food?

Since when did football fields become more important than functional and safe classrooms?

February 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Swinging a bat, Three Strikes & Manteca crime

A whack with a wooden baseball bat twice to the head of a 52-year-old woman then slamming her face three times into the hood of ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local Columns


Free condoms for 13-year-old boys and girls

If you discovered someone in your neighborhood was handing out condoms to 13 year-olds, what would you do?

February 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State water strategy: Crush the little guy

The water wars in California are getting uglier.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Atherton heading south

Atherton Drive will soon extend south of Woodward Avenue.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UPGRADING STREETS

The days of cracked pavement and potholes on segments of two of Manteca's most traveled streets are numbered.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation

Ripon High is requesting a change in graduation requirements.

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums

Now that the Manteca Unified board has given its blessing to artificial turf and an all-weather track at Weston Ranch High, they will seek input ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Boys & Girls honor outstanding youth

Francisco Lopez Jr. arrived to Thursday's annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop Youth of the Year awards ceremony in time to accept his ...

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Railroad crossing closures start today

Traveling between Manteca and Lathrop will be a little bit difficult over the course of the next month.

February 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away

Would you feel comfortable if there was a business next door that kept large sums of cash on hand - often into the tens of thousands ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School

A career day at an elementary school can be fulfilling when you get responses from the students on your presentations.

February 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa!

It's been 25 years since I came home to a place I'd never been before.

February 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Oakland to Burns, Ore.: There is no big difference

You've got to love Left Wing - and Right Wing - hypocrites.

February 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They’re paying thugs protection money not to commit crimes

Richmond is a hotbed of "progressive" ideas lately.

February 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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