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Why my mom branched out to an artificial tree

Do not - I repeat - do not go hunting for a Christmas tree with someone who is pursuing a double major in engineering and architecture.

December 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t let fear of falling stop you from climbing life’s mountains

I was laying flat on my face inches from a 1,500 foot vertical drop along a ledge on the back side of the final leg of the trail up Mt. Whitney.

December 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will the Great Bore save California?

The ticking time bomb known as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta poses a serious threat to the economic future of California, the ability to feed much of this nation, and to preserve a key Pacific Coast estuary for both fowl and fish.

December 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sadie’s busy making the angels just a tad more beautiful today

Sadie Cabral was a classy lady who loved making people smile.

December 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Tevanie’s spirit alive in world scarred by evil

Justice is bittersweet.

December 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC president wants to reward PG&E $29.1M for failing to perform

The business climate is bad in California.

December 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

I always love getting calls from people who live on the East Coast or Midwest this time of year.

December 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Striking a balance between farming, growth & wildlife

I'm not a huge fan of hunting.

December 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC: California’s Corporate Profit Upkeep Commission

Sylvia Siegel was an amazing woman.

December 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 words killing America today: ‘I am entitled’

It was the ultimate defining moment for the out-of-control culture of entitlement.

December 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council should listen to Perry & Cantu on downtown

Ben Cantu - who finished second in the Manteca mayor's race last month - sounded like a broken record at times during the campaign when he harped on the city's "inability" to adopt a plan and stick to it.

December 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning howling into whistles for Manteca

Remember the howling wolf?

December 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fear mongering in Manteca targets Punjabi Americans

Whispering campaigns are always the ugliest.

December 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America – & the world – changed 69 years ago today

Bummed about the economy?

December 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going door-less curing me of cluttering urge

I am trying to - in the words of trendy experts - de-clutter my life.

December 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Out, out brief candle!

Editor's note: Phillip Bookman received the news that he has a cancerous malignant tumor on his bladder. He begins radiation this week. Sensing the inevitable, he wrote the following although noting there is probably a good chance of recovery.

December 16, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to The Bulletin | Local Columns


Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They want us to shed tears for money that big oil is losing

It isn't unusual for a typical commuter from the Northern San Joaquin Valley to the Silicon Valley to travel 700 miles a week.

December 15, 2014 | | Local Columns


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Riffraff from SJ Valley buy $500K homes in Pleasanton

Folks who can only afford $500,000 homes are riffraff.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thugs take to the streets (& freeways)

The right to demonstrate.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drive-thru Living Nativity at Sequoia Heights Baptist

It wouldn't be Christmas without it! Sequoia Heights Baptist Church is presenting its annual drive-thru Living Nativity on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1050 S. Union Road.

December 10, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


SONS OF ANARCHY

CHARMING – Unless you're a true sociopath, it's almost impossible to look at yourself in the mirror when you know that the things you're doing are wrong.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Climate change, the drought & Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.

December 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Time to bite the bullet (train) & pull plug

If you own a Ford Focus, Chevy Cruze or a Honda Civic it costs you 16.3 cents a mile to operate your vehicle once gas, maintenance, tires, insurance and depreciation are taken into account.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 14, 2010.

December 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & they’d be child abuse charges

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on May 12, 2011.

December 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 26, 2011

December 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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