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This is my time, my holiday, & my season

Hey there, Spirit, shadow of the year past or yet to come.

December 25, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to the Bulletin | Local Columns

MANTECA: More Bedford Falls than Pottersville

It is not a perfect world.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Frank Sinatra sings about women like this

I'm a bachelor.

December 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Traditional, tangible Christmas greeting card is alive & well

The traditional tangible Christmas card is alive and well.

December 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Going Digital: Will somebody watch your kid in his bedroom?

Next month thousands of parents will unwittingly give the government the ability to snoop into their private lives.

December 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Take your kids to see Santa Claus? There’s an app for that

Tech-savvy parents with a little bit too much money are forking out $29.99 to firms such as JibJab Media to allow their kids unlimited video chat time with an actor playing Santa.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.

December 20, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns

Unpacking Christmas memories

Remembrances of my Christmas past or home is where the hearts are:

December 20, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special Correspondent | Local Columns

Retro music movement gives a pulse to vinyl sales

Vinyl records are supposedly making a comeback of sorts.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Challenge to Drain: Show us the paperwork

Ashley Drain has been on the job for just over a week and she has already managed to essentially throw the entire Weston Ranch High staff underneath a steamroller.

December 19, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

So when is Manteca going to shut up & listen?

You may disagree with Ben Cantu about a lot of things, but the four-time council candidate is right about one thing: The City of Manteca does neglect neighborhoods.

December 19, 2014 | | Local Columns

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

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Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month

The big decision about whether Manteca Unified will go ahead with all-weather tracks and a new Bermuda-hybrid style grass playing surface at each of its ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


He always said was just a farm boy from Kansas.

January 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Let there be light

Is downtown too dark when it comes to public parking lots after the sun goes down?

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns

Gentlemen: We need more of them today

The world needs more gentlemen.

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns

‘Two’ roads better than one for Raymus Parkway

It started out more than a decade ago as a four-lane expressway designed to move a high volume of cars around the ultimate southern edge ...

January 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly

Twenty-seven miles east of Hollister in the heart of earthquake country is where California High Speed Rail could meet its Waterloo.

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

One man’s crumbs is another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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