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No $3 trillion magic pill from Washington will improve our lot

Faith in ourselves and not a magic $3 trillion pill is going to help pull our neighbors and communities out of the downward spiral caused by those who enthusiastically answered the siren song of the seven deadly sins.

February 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The end of the Generation of Self Centeredness

The e-mail was short and sweet.

February 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ethical dilemma of reproductive tech

Yesterday, I wrote about Nadya Sureman's controversial decision to allow the implantation of multiple embyos in a quest for maximum fertility and a very large family. She'll get to explain her motives more thoroughly tomorrow. Her interview will air on the Today Show tomorrow, and Tuesday on Dateline. Meanwhile, her doctor is under investigation for stretching the limits of reproductive ethics, guaranteeing huge hospital bills, and jeopardizing the safety both of the mother and of her gestating babies.

February 08, 2009 | By Fr. Dean McFalls St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


It pays to be rich when you commit a bank robbery

"The rich are different than you and I."From the book "The Great Gatsby" by Scott Fitzgerald

February 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We know what to call our freeways

I don't quite know when it all started.

February 07, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Challenge you to a game of “Old Maid”

I use to get a kick out of playing card games like "Go Fish," "War" and Uno."

February 07, 2009 | By Fredarika Ayikwei Bulletin Columnist | Local Columns


Keeping cars as king is road to financial ruin

It is time to rethink the expensive proposition that the car always comes first in Manteca as well as the goal that drivers should be able to move about the city as quickly as possible.

February 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Tea Party

I am amazed that the City leaders are even thinking about raising our taxes again this year. Yes, the "UTILITY TAX" is in the works again. This tax is needed to balance our budget from what I have heard. Now I must tell you that after reading the listing of all the City workers pay in last week's Sun Post I can see why they want more money.

February 06, 2009 | By Sid Reams Local columnist | Local Columns


Making sense of dollars paid to city workers

David Marques is a Manteca fire captain.

February 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Shasta Park part of neighborhood

American Legion Park can be rather picturesque, particularly during the early evenings when Yosemite Lake draws a reflection of lights from the nearby mostly upper middle class homes.

February 05, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Pedestrians? Manteca don’t need no stinkin’ pedestrians

Gene Roddenberry must have visited Manteca.

February 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified took risky gamble with 8% pay cuts

The Manteca Unified School District Board played the wrong hand.

February 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Video, party, & off duty cop: Just who is guilty of what?

Kirk Doty is a Manteca Police officer. He also has the right to a private life. We also know he was summoned while off duty as a private citizen, and not in an official capacity, to a private party at a Manteca home where there was a fear it was going to get out of control.

January 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rooting for my squares & not a team on Sunday

Who in their right mind would have thought the Arizona Cardinals would be in Super Bowl XLIII?

January 30, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Going techie with Blackberry Storm

I've officially crossed over to the darkside.

January 30, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can their neighborhood be saved?

A group of moms are demanding changes in their central east Manteca neighborhood after what happened to 11-year-old Hunter Davis and his sibling. They want it cleaned up and they are looking to the Manteca Police and City of Manteca to make that happen.

September 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Where is outcry about Black’s brutal beating?

Where is Al Sharpton? Where is Jesse Jackson? After all, the brutal beating and humiliation of a Black woman was recently caught on video and disseminated widely for all to see, yet there is no outcry from the usual suspects who incite racial divide at every given opportunity.

September 19, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca school board needs to ask Sam Fant to resign his office

Alexander Bronson says he wants to "address all issues of concern in education to parents, staff, and students." Apparently those concerns for the 21-year-old USC graduate don't include character, ethics, honesty, or following the rules.

September 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who’s looking out for kids roaming Manteca’s streets?

If you met Hunter Davis, he'd strike you as a typical 11-year-old boy.

September 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca: The go everywhere bathroom

Remember the good old days when the worst you had to worry about were dogs taking a dump on your lawn?

September 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drive-thru dinner plus wine tasting

Don't cook dinner on Friday; Anderson's Mower & Bike will take care of you! They are holding a Texas Roadhouse drive-thru fundraiser dinner on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Spreckels Park BMX Track from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 and they are available at their store at 907 W. Yosemite Ave. in Manteca. For more go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13884/

September 04, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca’s thin blue line & our perceptions

Murder is not acceptable.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IRS wants to feast on ‘free lunch’ perk in Silicon Valley

Here's a question for Congressional Republicans: Why do I have to pay my federal income taxes and others don't to the tune of more than $400 billion a year?

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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