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New 700-student campus may open as charter school

The South County's next public school could open with space for 700 kindergarten through eighth grade students but without a single "local" student sitting in a desk.

May 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Why Manteca’s golf course is doing better

Recent articles in the Modesto Bee concerning their municipal golf courses and their continued financial troubles are almost a mirror image of the City of Stockton and their municipal golf courses. They continue to require General Fund money to keep them operational. And we are not talking about a small sum. Modesto reports their golf courses will require some $400,000 to $500,000 of General Fund dollars to keep them open this next fiscal year. Now where Stockton is attempting to lease their golf courses to private management, Modesto is actually considering closing two of their courses. The simple ...

May 05, 2011 | By ALAN THOMAS Manteca Columnist | Local Columns

Will Manteca tear out Wilson Park for a parking lot?

Wilson Park tucked behind the Post Office where Manteca and Sycamore avenues converge before meeting Center Street isn't the city's smallest park. That honor goes to appropriately named Mini Park that was created beneath a PG&E power tower on the southeast corner of Elm Avenue and North Street just three blocks away.

May 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Youthful gang members effectively express themselves with their clothes

If there was something the schools could do to improve your child's safety and it wasn't being done, most parents would probably be hopping mad.

May 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca council: Are their tastes bold or reserved?

Modern or traditional is the question.

May 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A more effective, less expensive Delta plan

It appears that there may be people on Gov. Jerry Brown's staff who are keeping him from becoming aware of the consequences of pursuing the plan formerly endorsed by the Schwarzenegger administration.

May 01, 2011 | By ALEX HILDEBRAND Retired Delta farmer & engineer | Local Columns

Handling conflict

It's difficult to stay calm when a co-worker is peering over your shoulder trying to make sure you complete your assignment accurately, or when a well-meaning family members is watching over your plate to make sure you don't stray from your diet.

May 01, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns

What about the right to maintain control in prison?

Ever been inside a state prison?

April 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lockyer to SJ Valley: Drop dead

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg apparently are now advocating the equivalent of political civil war in California.

April 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The fantasy that high-tech jobs are Manteca’s future

Manteca, at one-time, made the goal of creating a Hacienda Business Park type development envisioned as Tara Business Park a top priority along McKinley Avenue south of the 120 Bypass.

April 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Get ready for stealth tax on your soda

They don't get it, do they?

April 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The lack of health club etiquette

I try to make it to the gym every morning, and if I had exercise equipment, sauna, steam room and a swimming pool at my house, I wouldn't need to. But since I don't, I have to go someplace where other people are there to do the same thing I am.

April 24, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

ICE is right to go after employers on illegal workers

There is a line in the illegal immigration debate that goes something like this: Illegal workers pay tons of taxes that help subsidize the rest of us because they can't benefit from them such as Social Security tax.

April 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Dognapping: Shades of Cruella DeVille

There was a noon-time drama that developed from a dog knapping Friday at lunchtime in a downtown Manteca parking lot that attracted a half dozen volunteers who turned out looking for the culprit and the missing six-month-old Morkie – a Maltese and Yorkie mix.

April 23, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Treasure Island: San Francisco’s answer to Atlantis

San Francisco - some pessimists contend - is a city waiting to die.

April 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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LGBT activists get push back over restrooms

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) activists are mortified about Houston where voters by a landslide margin rejected a nondiscrimination ordinance.

November 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

‘Old’ Manteca should benefit from traffic calming as well

Let's be honest.

November 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The WPA was definitely better than welfare today

The Eastern Sierra - as well as Yosemite National Park - is laced with a fairly elaborate trail system, campgrounds and other facilities.

November 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Obviously, you won’t be seeing me on Iron Chef

My stove is eight years old.

November 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Connected? Your health & downtown

Let's say you are 30 years old.

November 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

There are in-your face homeless & invisible homeless

Drive by Lincoln Park two to three hours after sunset.

October 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ollie would call ACA what it is: ‘another fine mess’

Why are 10.5 million Americans who are without health insurance coverage that qualify for Affordable Care Act subsidies willing to pay a minimum $695 ...

October 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

$100 pumpkin found near Lincoln School

Monica Pettie and two adorable trick or treaters brought the fourth $100 Bulletin pumpkin to the office on Wednesday afternoon.

October 29, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

REI just says no to Black Friday debacle

Black Friday will find me at least 100 miles away from the nearest retailer that tries to lure holiday shoppers with $45 color TVs, $100 ...

October 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

You too can make Internet Age robber barons filthy rich

The disruptive economy - what the Internet Age equivalent of robber barons who ignore regulations to amass personal fortunes like to call their handiwork accomplished through ...

October 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The green, green grass of homes

Call this a tale of a city divided.

October 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Traffic angels donning bright safety vests

I've been jogging down Alameda Street from Powers Avenue twice a week for the better part of three years to go to CalFit Manteca.

October 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Northern SJ Valley: Owens Valley 2.0 via Twin Tunnels

A little over a century ago Owens Lake was 12 miles long and 13 miles wide. It covered 108 square miles with average depths fluctuating ...

October 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Want to bet they’ll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Panhandler: ‘What’s your problem, dude?’

I pulled up outside the 7-Eleven and there he was.

October 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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