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Panhandlers: When do you trust them?

Off and on for the past few weeks two different couples have taken a position at the stop sign where Hulsey Drive meets Commerce Drive by In-N-Out Burger. I'd come across them while making my daily Jamba Juice run

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Growth fees & those who keep crying wolf

Should growth pay its own way?

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fisher masters public speaking

One story assignment last week went into greater depth than I expected and left me in awe at the direction life has taken one Ripon resident who loves people and farming almost equally and has become an outstanding public speaker and criminal interviewer.

May 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Backing off on environmental perfection

It will go down as a landmark decision.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Doing wheelies wasting time?

Austen Nunes is Manteca's undisputed wheelie king.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Legislature protects corporations while sticking it to small guys

Decades of lip service, adding on programs and regulations willy-nilly to appease special interest groups whether they are corporate campaign contributors or advocacy groups, and the use of accounting mirrors and borrowing in advance against revenues are about to come to a head.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Those 5,800 crosses represent the men who died for our freedom

A contingent of new American citizens – Assyrians who fled the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to settle in Turlock – will be present for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend commemoration in Manteca at Woodward Park.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Stock market isn’t the only thing in free fall these days

The guy looked to be perhaps 17, if that old. There was nothing unusual at first: Oversized pants about 10 sizes too big, baseball cap on backwards, and tent-sized T-shirt. It was the typical "I'm-making-my-statement" uniform of a teen kid who is much more copycat than original.

May 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Our tendency to vote against people

When Barack Obama arrived at the Oval Office after being sworn in as president, he found that he had been left three gifts from his predecessor.

May 13, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

An amazing invention helps control your dog

There's a wonderful, inexpensive device that can make you a responsible dog owner. It's called a leash.

May 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s between giving birth & the final bow that mothers shine bright

I'll never forget the last time I hugged Mom.

May 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Mountain House: Nothing more than a big subdivision in middle of nowhere

Developers bragged Mountain House was "The Town of Tomorrow" when they broke ground at the dawn of the 21st century on the new community on the edge of the rolling Altamont Hills in western San Joaquin County.

May 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The things Mom will do for her kids

"An Animal's Prayer." A really simple title to a really short poem. But its brevity – it's only four verses, roughly a mere 20 words all together, if that – is what makes it a gem, as far as I'm concerned.

May 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Manteca golf course: Nobody does it better

On February 16 of this year, a presentation was made to our Manteca City Council and staff by Gene Krekorian of Economic Research Associates, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm, concerning the operation of our Manteca Park Golf Course.

May 08, 2010 | By ALAN THOMAS Golf Pro | Local Columns

Ending the debate: Provide resources to ICE illegals

Are we a nation of laws or a nation of situational ethics?

May 07, 2010 | 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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