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Changing lives of 2,100 people through HOPE

A Manteca success story can be found at 528 West Yosemite Avenue.

January 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why Pepsi products never appeared in the movie “Ben”

Decon apparently has a competitor.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You have a chance to say thank-you to an American hero Jan. 14

A hero is coming to Manteca.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saga of Manteca Police weapons in wrong hands

A simple conversation with a freelance photographer while we were on a short vacation over the holidays evolved into a dramatic saga about three MP-5 automatic weapons being sent to the Manteca Police Department some 28 years ago.

January 02, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


What do taxis & bonus bucks have in common? Higher prices for consumers

Why should Manteca - or any city for that matter - restrict the number of taxi cabs or cab companies that can operate in its jurisdiction?

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next big trends? Multi-generational & smaller homes

Jerry Brown was right.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flo gave Manteca more than 15 minutes of fame

The 1997 New Year's floods was the worst disaster to hit the decade of the 1990s. It put Manteca in the national and international news.

December 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Flooding: Ignorance isn’t bless

It was the defining moment of the January 1997 floods.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Distracted driving entails much more than just cell phones

I made a big mistake Friday.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly duckling transformation for Manteca is now under way

Clarese Anderson's first impression of Manteca wasn't what one might call favorable.

December 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About unions, jobs & Medicare

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 29, 2011 | | Local Columns


Get ready for the Beach Grandpas 2012 reunion tour

"California Girls" is one of my favorite songs.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting rid of unfocused MJC, Delta students

A free education, it is a misnomer if there ever was one.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOR THE BIRDS

Sometime in the early fall, a Manteca Bulletin web site reader commented about rare feathered-friend visitors at Doxey Park in northwest Manteca. The neighborhood park is right next to George McParland Elementary School on Northgate Drive.

December 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


In retrospect, 2011 was a good year for most of us

Just five days to go for 2011.

December 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Why not ban ability to buy soda using food stamps?

You've heard the pitch.

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawyers use class action to take you to cleaners

My front-end washing machine generated an odor after a number of uses.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & trigger child abuse charges

I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I’m sorry, the number you have reached . . .”

I came across a relic on Sunday.

July 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROAD TO RECOVERY, RIO

Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the ...

July 06, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Local Columns


Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1M BLOCK REDO?

It will cost almost $150,000 to do the necessary engineering, design work, and environmental studies to fulfill a Manteca City Council decision to rip ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PEDALING SWEET FUN

Jon Anderson was first introduced to organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, better known as BMX as a young boy in the 70s by ...

July 05, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Dinner honors pioneer families, helps cemetery

The public is invited to an old-fashioned Prairie Dinner Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Manteca. Guests may even come to the sumptuous dinner ...

July 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Lathrop extends pact with SJ County sheriff

The San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department will provide contracted police services to the City of Lathrop for another year.

July 05, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What are a few deaths if Google & Tesla can make more money?

It is important to determine whether Joshua Brown was watching Harry Potter on a DVD player when he drove into history May 7 as the ...

July 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss

The grumblings have already started.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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