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Bill Perry’s vision & determination shaped Manteca

Bill Perry stood outside the main entrance to the shuttered Spreckels Sugar plant 11 year s ago this March.

January 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A true breath of fresh air from Washington

Thank you, President Obama.

January 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Declaring total war on your garden variety terrorists – gophers

Gophers don't have a thing on me.

January 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The painful call: Put Lathrop High campus on ice

It may come down to this: Manteca Unified either has to cut everyone's pay, eliminate all transportation or put Lathrop High on ice.

January 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s great to be back in the saddle again!

Hello there again. It's been quite a while since we've met on this page. In fact it was in December, just before I had my last heart attack. Yup, I said heart attack. Boy, I don't like those much. I am getting way too experienced with them. But there is good news that I will share with you shortly.

January 23, 2009 | Sid Reams Local Columnist | Local Columns


The Lancers’ No. 1 fan is now cheering his beloved EU from a celestial sky box

If there ever was a man who was a true blue East Union fan with Lancer red flowing in his veins it was Maurice "Augie" Agostini.

January 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


History lesson in 4th grade comes true

I can still remember the weekly reading pamphlets in my fourth-grade class.

January 22, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca needs IKEA-inspired housing options

The San Fernando Valley. The Inland Empire. San Jose. The East Bay.

January 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why do produce guys baby apples & baggers don’t?

Ambrosia apples are without a doubt the best tasting apples I've ever had.

January 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Count your blessings you’re in Manteca and not Cleveland

Manteca may be at the epicenter of the foreclosure meltdown triggered by liar loans and fueled by greed, but we're still enjoying the good life.

January 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A wedding that makes you reflect

The elaborately detailed writing on the envelope that arrived at my parent's house addressed to me had me baffled at first.

January 16, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Why the Bulletin hasn’t yet mentioned name of off-duty police officer

The story in Wednesday's Manteca Bulletin about a fight at a weekend party, which reportedly involved an off-duty Manteca police officer and his high-school-senior son, ended with the following paragraph:

January 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Barking up wrong tree over dog park delay

Those slamming two of the current council members - Mayor Willie Weatherford and John Harris - for the lack of a dog park in Manteca are barking up the wrong tree.

January 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why class-size reduction needs to be “eliminated’

It's time to protect the franchise.

January 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rickey Henderson & the Oakland A’s

I was feeling a bit nostalgic today upon catching a re-airing of the 1989 American League Championship Series featuring the Oakland Athletics against the Toronto Blue Jays.

January 13, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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Real concern for youth & a smile: Joe was all that & more

Long before there was Joe Albertson, Winco Foods, Webvan, and high tech entrepreneurs gearing up to unleash a squadron of drones to deliver Ding Dongs and Red Bull to millennials too self-absorbed to go to the store there was Joe's Food Center.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead & enjoy the latte will you can afford it

Can you afford to give up a latte a week?

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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