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Going techie with Blackberry Storm

I've officially crossed over to the darkside.

January 30, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bill Perry’s vision & determination shaped Manteca

Bill Perry stood outside the main entrance to the shuttered Spreckels Sugar plant 11 year s ago this March.

January 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A true breath of fresh air from Washington

Thank you, President Obama.

January 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Declaring total war on your garden variety terrorists – gophers

Gophers don't have a thing on me.

January 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The painful call: Put Lathrop High campus on ice

It may come down to this: Manteca Unified either has to cut everyone's pay, eliminate all transportation or put Lathrop High on ice.

January 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s great to be back in the saddle again!

Hello there again. It's been quite a while since we've met on this page. In fact it was in December, just before I had my last heart attack. Yup, I said heart attack. Boy, I don't like those much. I am getting way too experienced with them. But there is good news that I will share with you shortly.

January 23, 2009 | Sid Reams Local Columnist | Local Columns


The Lancers’ No. 1 fan is now cheering his beloved EU from a celestial sky box

If there ever was a man who was a true blue East Union fan with Lancer red flowing in his veins it was Maurice "Augie" Agostini.

January 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


History lesson in 4th grade comes true

I can still remember the weekly reading pamphlets in my fourth-grade class.

January 22, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca needs IKEA-inspired housing options

The San Fernando Valley. The Inland Empire. San Jose. The East Bay.

January 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why do produce guys baby apples & baggers don’t?

Ambrosia apples are without a doubt the best tasting apples I've ever had.

January 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Count your blessings you’re in Manteca and not Cleveland

Manteca may be at the epicenter of the foreclosure meltdown triggered by liar loans and fueled by greed, but we're still enjoying the good life.

January 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A wedding that makes you reflect

The elaborately detailed writing on the envelope that arrived at my parent's house addressed to me had me baffled at first.

January 16, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Why the Bulletin hasn’t yet mentioned name of off-duty police officer

The story in Wednesday's Manteca Bulletin about a fight at a weekend party, which reportedly involved an off-duty Manteca police officer and his high-school-senior son, ended with the following paragraph:

January 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Barking up wrong tree over dog park delay

Those slamming two of the current council members - Mayor Willie Weatherford and John Harris - for the lack of a dog park in Manteca are barking up the wrong tree.

January 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why class-size reduction needs to be “eliminated’

It's time to protect the franchise.

January 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

July 26, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona

Do not get teary-eyed or enraged thinking about how Joseph R. Wood III died.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reveries of an old man

I dream of being Roger Federer. I always watch his matches and cheer out loud as if it would make a difference in his play.

July 25, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Woodbridge Writers Group | Local Columns


Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

The City of Manteca is the biggest water waster by far.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Combined flea market, yard sale set for Saturday

The Manteca Senior Center Advisory Committee and Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police combined flea market and yard sale is this Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 30 vendors selling garage and new items, from arts & crafts to collectibles inside the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, and SHARP will host the backyard sale directly behind the senior center building. Up for grabs will be items including furniture, sporting goods, household items, toys, electronics, to name a few. Don't miss it!

July 24, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered

There is no middle ground with Jack Snyder. You either like him or you don't.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Breaking up California is so hard to do

Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn't be all that bad.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

"You're going to get sick!"

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to talk about use of that four-letter word: ‘lawn’

Water use is down 20.4 percent in Manteca in June compared to June of 2013.

July 17, 2014 | | Local Columns


Ignoring youth refugees fleeing from violence in American homes

Go down Yosemite Avenue after the bars close.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton may become Venice but at least LA gets water

It is nice to know that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan has taken into account potential sea level increases in designing the Twin Tunnels to "avoid water supply disruptions and protect water quality."

July 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Placement of levee can stop growth flood

Go south along Union Road, Tinnin Road, and Airport Way just a little south of Woodward Avenue where narrow country roads carry names such as Fig, Sedan, Nile and others crisscross the south-north roads.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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