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Refrigerator weather prelude to spring’s repertoire of color

January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to heed lesson of Weston Ranch

Managing a bust is perhaps more important than directing a boom.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You get out of a garden & life what you put into it

I've paid for a new roof as well as a new fence that I stained by hand. I painted the outside and ripped out most of the inside carpet. I tore down an outbuilding and ripped out brick flower beds as well as two concrete pathways. I've ripped up four trees and the grass in the back yard and removed the grass and three trees in the front yard. I've planted seven trees and 128 shrubs so far.

January 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America banks too much on bank housing policies

The major banks – the real players in shaping America's housing market – should not be allowed to return to their old ways.

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The promise of community-based government

Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dads on the run

I remember once catching a glimpse of my father actually running.

January 05, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Sacramento can’t have it both ways

Remember the name Frank Roesch.

January 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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Reduce issues with homeless by switching to lockable Toters

It reduces identity theft.

January 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Someone should tell Manteca’s school leaders that it’s 2015

Manteca Unified School District's much ballyhooed Going Digital – breathlessly proclaimed by the district's upper echelon management as bringing classrooms into the 21st century – starts next week.

January 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Game changer: ‘Free’ education at Delta & MJC

California community colleges once were free when it came to class units.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The emerging reality: Manteca & ‘tiny’ houses

My 21-year-old granddaughter is a realist.

January 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Low gas price open door for higher gas tax

Gas prices at the Sinclair station and Quick-Kleen Car Wash on East Yosemite Avenue at noon Friday matched the Manteca Costco for the lowest prices in town – a $2.27 a gallon.

January 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raindrops aren’t falling on your head

How real is the drought?

January 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown says not a word about his Twin Tunnels

Water, without a doubt, is perhaps the biggest issue facing California.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’ve all been given licenses to kill based on the way we drive

What's a bigger threat to your life: Someone driving a car or a madman with a gun?

January 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thoughts of a migratory Mantecan

I've finished my first semester at Columbia College Chicago and lived in the "Windy City" for three months. My last column, printed Oct. 2, was written during my second week at school, so I was a little off on some things (the "crazy" weather - while it may be colder, the weather isn't that bad) and spot-on with other comparisons (most notably the "goat as exotic as a hippopotamus" proclamation).

January 06, 2015 | By LAWRENCE SILVEIRA Sierra High graduate | Local Columns


Government dictating food choices: Let them eat bread

There is a school of thought that the Manteca City Council has the power – or should have the power – to dictate exactly what businesses can and can't open in Manteca.

January 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More homes will save money in Lathrop, Manteca floods zones

If you live in Lathrop, southwest Manteca or Weston Ranch and you're against growth then you'd better get ready to spend a lot of money if you get your wish.

January 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t like the police? Then let’s have a ‘Purge’ 24/7

Just how thin is the thin blue line?

January 03, 2015 | | Local Columns


SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

While serving as Chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors this past year, I've witnessed many challenges facing our region, as well as tremendous progress and significant achievements. The Board has taken numerous actions over the past year to set San Joaquin County on an exciting path toward continuing financial stability, cutting-edge innovation, and becoming a magnet for economic development and new jobs.

January 03, 2015 | By BOB ELLIOTT San Joaquin County Supervisor | Local Columns


Dying art of polite conversation

He seemed a nice enough of a young man.

January 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, circa 2014

Old-fashioned Americana, some claim, is passé.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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