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IRS gives away $13B in taxpayer dollars to crooks

If your company lost $13 billion in one year due to sloppy work you wouldn't expect them to hand out $2.8 million in bonuses plus grant big step pay raises for a job well done.

May 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re so vain you probably think this selfie is about you

Warren Beatty has met his match - self-centered selfie snappers.

May 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom says she just tries to do her best

Mothers' Day at our house are most days of the year, when that special woman I married 54 years ago witnesses her efforts continuing to bloom after raising three boys and a girl – all leading successful lives in their vocations.

May 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The fantasy of a $26 an hour minimum wage

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is advocating placing California's minimum wage at $26 an hour.

May 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smartphones & carte blanche government fishing expeditions

I have an iPhone.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fat Cat show tonight for Welcome Home Heroes

Run for Rina! The annual half-marathon run and 5K run/walk held in honor of the late Rina Brocchini and to raise community awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project, is scheduled for this Saturday, May 10, at 7 a.m. For more info go to www.rinasrun.com or call Stephanie Hobbs at 209.599.6861.

May 08, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Consultant takes Manteca for a ride

What's in a name?

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thank justice: City Council prayers get legal blessing

Somewhere approaching 500 times in the last 23 years Manteca City Council meetings have opened with a prayer.

May 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High tech crackheads & the Seven Deadly Sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth."

May 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s new standard for road maintenance: South Main Street

Take a drive down South Main Street between Industrial Park Drive and the 120 Bypass.

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, you can eat healthy in Manteca

Manteca, the Family City. I've called home since 2009 and wouldn't trade it for any other city in California. I love it even with the five McDonalds, three Taco Bells and abundance of taquerias, and I don't mind it, because I learned my lesson years ago.

May 03, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Shaking the hand that shook hands with a saint

The color photograph shows a younger Pope John Paul II and an equally younger Father Joseph Illo. The former associate pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca and former pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Modesto and now senior chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California was not yet an ordained priest at the time. He was a seminarian in Rome.

May 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Suing those that help support you

What are the negative environmental impacts of getting 35,000 commuters out of their cars and into transit buses?

May 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy that $35 PG&E credit — you paid for it

Sacramento Syndrome is spreading.

May 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cinco de Mayo this weekend in Manteca

Right in time for Cinco de Mayo, the East Union High School Sober Grad Committee is hosting a Taco Fiesta Dinner featuring all-you-can-eat tacos at the Manteca Transit Center on Friday, May 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the tickets are only $15 per person. For more info click go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13078/

May 01, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


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BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE?

Alice Schlote wrapped her arms around the towering Italian cypress in her front yard, pulling her body close to its brush.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FESM Contas Sunday plus country line dancing Friday

Last weekend was the Contas read at the MRPS Hall, this weekend it will be the FESM Hall. Festa Das Contas is on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 9:30 p.m. with Reading of the Accounts at noon followed by LUSO Dance Performance and sopas.

August 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


It’s OK for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 20, 2014 | | Local Columns


Charlie ‘Captain Gadget’ Halford was definitely onto something

Charlie Halford was dubbed "Captain Gadget" by some of his officers during his tenure as Manteca's Police Chief from 1997 to 2008.

August 18, 2014 | | Local Columns


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SCHOOL SCRAMBLE

Why is River Islands important to Manteca Unified?

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go take a hike, it can change your life & outlook

Eight hours earlier I had slipped out of Manteca before the sun's first light silhouetted almond orchards against the distant Sierra.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You never know what the band will play next

There are many different types of sports writing. One of the most difficult for me is "writing it tight," or condensing a lot of action into a very limited amount of space. Nothing is worse then having a thrilling three-hour football game that needs to be reduced to 10 inches of print.

August 14, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


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