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The numbers in Wisconsin - and California - can’t be ignored

The fight in Wisconsin is not unions versus big business. Nor is it the struggling masses versus the rich.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond Blossom is one big reunion party

The Ripon Almond Blossom Festival can best be described as a "family" in the reunion sense of the word – not just blood kin – but with neighbors, community members coming together from near and far.

February 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Thanks PG&E for proving SSJID can lower rates 15%

Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Exercise does indeed enhance quality of your life

I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you vote to tax yourself for better public worker benefits?

The party is over.

February 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The right way to protect rural south Manteca

There's no nice way to put this.

February 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget cop Florez takes aim at use of food stamps for fast food

You can use food stamp cards in the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento to buy food at places like Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut.

February 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother Nature’s gift to the senses: Almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CIVIL WAR DAYS CEMETERY

Yes, there really was a Lathrop Cemetery.

February 21, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


California turning into Tower of Babel

English may not be the official language of California but the day may be coming when you night not be able to get a government job if you don't speak a second language.

February 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Haniyeh Semsarilar: Miss Lathrop & budding artist

EDITOR'S NOTE: Lathrop High School junior Megan Cai will be contributing stories from time to time to the Bulletin about people and events in the community.

February 20, 2011 | By MEGAN CAI Lathrop teen columnist | Local Columns


20 years of working & living in heaven

People thought I was crazy when I told them I was moving to Manteca.

February 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reform tax code instead of hiring 5,100 IRS agents

President Obama wants to pump up the Internal Revenue Service budget to $13.28 billion via a 9.4 percent increase in funding as part of his austere budget. This will allow the IRS to hire 5,100 more agents.

February 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ZIP code inquiry ruling is double standard at best

Having cashiers ask me for my ZIP code in the past has been a small annoyance.

February 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Manteca really back off on sign regulations?

Manteca's municipal leaders and bureaucrats stepped up to the plate when it became clear the economic crisis was going to inundate local government if something wasn't done quickly.

February 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Fish fry, JROTC dinner Friday

The FESM Fish Dinner is Friday, Feb. 27, at the FESM Hall, 240 N. Main St., Manteca with takeout from 5 to 6 p.m. The doors for the sit-down dinner open at 6 with a dinner of lingcod fish, potatoes, bread, salad, and dessert served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. For tickets contact Frank at 209.595.3558.

February 26, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Questions to dog city leaders on

The Great Dog Park Debate is back.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The winner in the category of least gracious winner is . . .

The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s to the 301 Manteca residents who would of died

There will be 301 Manteca residents who will not die by the end of this year thanks to vaccines.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Central Valley Beat debuting today

"Welcome to the very first episode of the Central Valley Beat. I am Nina Frisby and…"

February 20, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


It’s Almond Blossom time! (plus more crab)

Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.

February 19, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Family City’s can-do attitude is for Bay Area housing needs

There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.

February 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Born to be wild: Black & white high tops

White Converse All-Star high top basketball shoes.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca & the coming water crisis

It was a beautiful day Monday.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.

February 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Love is in the air as is smell of crab

The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.

February 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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