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Manteca housing: The opportunity of a lifetime

It was a surreal scene.

January 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’ve had it pretty good this decade

Ten years ago the hottest ticket in Manteca was to the Party of the Century at Kelley Brothers.

December 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas: From death of a pigeon to those embracing a life ahead

It was only a pigeon – but it had heart.

December 31, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Mail in the paperwork? That’s no fun

What happens when modern technology hits a snag?

December 31, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca needs to act on recycled water policy

It's time to stop pontificating.

December 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should downtown be chained to 1001 W. Center?

A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commitment ceremonies & weddings

A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How the Grinch stole prosperity

For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of plagiarism, personal attacks & lack of civility

Enough is enough.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rating holiday classics

Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer is still one of my favorite Christmas television specials.

December 23, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ripon’s very own Santa under the weather this year

Ripon's very own Santa and Mrs. Claus have added Christmas cheer in town for the last 24 years only to be sidelined by a serious double bout with the flu this yuletide season.

December 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Santa, bring some coal for the legislature

Dear Santa,

December 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E upset $3K a year would go to kids & not them

There are grumblings from the PG&E camp that the Boys & Girls Club board has endorsed the South San Joaquin Irrigation District in its bid to takeover the PG&E retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the objective of reducing rates 15 percent across the board.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Imagine what ruins of Manteca homes would look like in 2039

Visiting places like Bodie – the fabled eastern Sierra mining ghost town that is now a state park – makes me a bit uneasy.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California must adopt specific water goals, rules

They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A cautionary tale about signing on the dotted line

Steve Catalano wants to go home.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Color the Skies hot air balloon festival weekend

Ripon is celebrating improvements to Ripon High Stadium with an all-weather track ribbon cutting tonight 7 p.m. There will be free cupcakes from the Cupcake Lady and Congressman Jeff Denham and Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen will be in attendance. For more information go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13864/

August 28, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Why rats like dark tunnels such as the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE?

Alice Schlote wrapped her arms around the towering Italian cypress in her front yard, pulling her body close to its brush.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FESM Contas Sunday plus country line dancing Friday

Last weekend was the Contas read at the MRPS Hall, this weekend it will be the FESM Hall. Festa Das Contas is on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 9:30 p.m. with Reading of the Accounts at noon followed by LUSO Dance Performance and sopas.

August 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


It’s OK for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 20, 2014 | | Local Columns


Charlie ‘Captain Gadget’ Halford was definitely onto something

Charlie Halford was dubbed "Captain Gadget" by some of his officers during his tenure as Manteca's Police Chief from 1997 to 2008.

August 18, 2014 | | Local Columns


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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