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The real story behind Manteca High School’s Pennebaker Softball Field

Manteca High School's softball field does not have any connection at all with the former Pennebaker Apartments in Manteca.

April 24, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

So how’s electing, same-old, same-old to serve in Congress working out for you?

It is what one would call a whispering campaign.

April 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Congress needs to quit the Sybil act when it comes to the Postal Service

How much are you willing to pay - and sacrifice convenience - to save the Postal Service?

April 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Some YouTube postings help unravel fabric of civilization

I arrived at the accident scene in Sheridan in 1973 just as emergency responders did.

April 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

An amazing young man named Billy Borst

Billy Borst was seizing the moment.

April 21, 2012 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns

The loss of one of their own

It was a thin blue line, but it was long and it was heartfelt.

April 21, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Don’t let the hypocrites keep you from church

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:25

April 21, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns

What would have happened if this had been Mexico?

Let's say you've been in Mexico illegally for 24 years.

April 21, 2012 | | Local Columns

How about making water tower a tub of Armour Star Lard?

Very few cities, if any, have a presence in retail stores to the degree Manteca enjoys.

April 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Small paper sliver Small enough for my pocket – Four-line verse – for me!

The surprise correspondence came by snail mail addressed to me here at the Manteca Bulletin. There was no name on the return address on the upper left-hand corner of the envelope. But in the back, right on the flap of the legal-size mailing envelope was a familiar address. Ah, Loretta! I whispered to myself, and happy that my longtime friend is keeping in touch my mail.

April 20, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Sierra High grad now in ‘The Voice’ semi-finals

The tears running down Christina Aguilera's cheek meant one of two things for Lindsey Pavao.

April 18, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Guns, crime, fear, & the ineffective SJ County juvenile justice system

I do not own a gun.

April 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Remove the crud and California is still 100% solid gold

Go ahead, trash California.

April 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Charlie: An invisible 19-year-old on Manteca’s streets

It was one of about a dozen phone messages I'll retrieve during the day.

April 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Art critics panned Thomas Kinkade as saccharine artist

Art critics almost to the last person panned the man.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Lathrop is using 20% less water

Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...

August 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Kaepernick is right about injustice

"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

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