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Health care reform won’t address what ails us as Americans

You want real health care reform?

April 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop made sure there is a morning after housing debacle

What a difference four years make.

April 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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

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Deuel Vocational Institute - 10 miles southwest of Manteca - is a lot less crowded these days.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Developers pay $17,808 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing will cost developers $17,808 an acre.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca changing noise rules to allow city well drilling

Manteca needs to drill two new water wells.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon, growth & the candidates

Ripon is a town with a population of slightly over 15,000.

October 17, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Living beyond our needs: When will we ever learn?

The houses that dropped the most in value - and took the longest to bounce back - during the Great Recession triggered by liar loans were the ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Proposition 62: Rabid dogs & rabid people

When I read Proposition 62 on the Nov. 8 ballot, I don't see it as a "yes" or "no" issue or even as a ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ignore scary messages: We’ve never had it so good

The scariest time of the year is almost upon us.

October 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Delta College wants to sell out Manteca

Some educational elitists frame it as "just selling the farm."

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Trick or treat: Californians propositioned

First comes Halloween. It's just a warm-up for the real scary event - Election Day.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Candidates touch on water, ACE & Ripon homeless

Questions on everything from water supplies and retaining law enforcement officers to how the city should handle homeless were fielded by Ripon City Council candidates ...

October 10, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Food + biogas = fuel

Manteca's food waste combined with methane gas from the municipal wastewater treatment plant could generate enough compressed natural gas to power properly-equipped vehicles averaging ...

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On paper the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over.

October 10, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

MUSD funding bounces back 39% in 8 years

It was arguably the darkest hour in the 50-year history of the Manteca Unified School District.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon spending $620K on streets

Streets in Ripon and other cities can develop wear and tear over time from the elements and extensive use.

October 10, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Manteca Rec mother-son dance Friday

Manteca Parks & Recreation's first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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