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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


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


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Are you happy with police, fire protection or do you want more?

People, they say, get the government they ask for.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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