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Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

What if we’re judged by how we treat animals?

I still feel guilty.

November 21, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to the Bulletin | Local Columns

Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Chances to go holiday shopping plus order pie

It's time to go shopping! The Ripon Senior Center (422 S. Wilma Ave.) is holding its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local crafters and bakers, so come by and do some early Christmas shopping or pick up a yummy dessert for Thanksgiving.

November 20, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns

Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner

Charles Manson is getting married.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Clearing up inaccurate info on city ordinance

Editor's note: Police Chief Nick Obligacion penned the following in response to misinformation circulated on social media as well as on a television station.

November 18, 2014 | By NICK OBLIGACION Manteca Police Chief | Local Columns

Insight of a personal trainer

You are sweating and feel like you are about to pass out. You feel your body burning and just can't keep going. Right before you are about to quit you hear a voice yelling, "KEEP IT UP! YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO PUSH YOURSELF!" You pause for a second trying to give your body a break and to catch your breath hoping that your trainer isn't looking directly at you. Then you hear that scary voice yelling again, "DON'T STOP! YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING! I DIDN'T SAY TO STOP!" That is when you realize and ...

November 18, 2014 | By ROBERT INIGUEZ Owner CORE Athletic Performance | Local Columns

Weatherford’s legacy: Calm City Council

A lot of things happened on Willie Weatherford's watch.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

From gas lines to $3 a gallon gas

Remember the fall of October 1973?

November 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Al Ftacek: Decorated WWII hero takes off on his last flying mission

On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."

November 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Police chief isn’t suppose to be patron saint of homeless

Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.

November 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Miracle on Moffat

Mention Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago and terms like "armpit", "sleaze, "trash" and "eye sore" would often pop up in conversations.

January 16, 2018 | | Local Columns

‘Hungry, please make payment via WeChat app’

Get ready for the future.

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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