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A tale of two high schools: Sierra and Itawamba

Manteca has come a long ways from the day when former Councilwoman Denise Giordano reduced a young lady who had just graduated from Manteca High to tears during a special council meeting.

March 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Targeting habitual offenders: Most bang for resources

Scott Nicholson was arrested again on Monday.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Donner Party would laugh at doomsayers

The Donner Party came to California 164 years ago.

March 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Consuelo comes back

As always, she catches me by surprise. There huddled at the back door, this time clutching a brand new jacket. With her other hand she holds a sheet of pink laminated paper, as if it means all the world to her.

March 21, 2010 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns

Dawn is starting to nudge out the economic darkness

The shutting down of Toyota production at the NUMMI plant in Fremont is scarier than a runaway Prius.

March 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pleasanton puts housing squeeze on workers

Pleasanton is a shining city in the Tri-Valley.

March 19, 2010 | | Local Columns

‘I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by six.’

Robert Ortiz is a reasonable man.

March 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Congress’ business savvy reflected in Postal Service’s financial quagmire

Not too many moons ago – before the Internet spawned spam to give junk mail a good name – Congress set up the Postal Service as a separate entity.

March 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bringing back Tidewater passenger rail service

There was a time when 24 passenger trains passed through Manteca daily to take you to Stockton or Modesto.

March 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Sadness turns to tears of joy

Tears, smiles and hugs were the order of the day in Ripon Saturday as some 200 girls from all over the region picked out prom dresses for their special graduation occasions – without paying a dime for the gowns.

March 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Invest 44 cents to help keep California safe

Want to help make California streets a bit safer for your family and neighbors?

March 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

No separation between church and state in the actual pledge

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

March 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Stealing is stealing no matter how you rationalize it

We were bicycling down River Road a few years ago when the lady I was with – a deputy with the Dade County Sheriff's Department in Florida – said she wanted to stop for a second.

March 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

PG&E’s $9.8M care package for CEO Darbee

The young man knocking on my door wanted to know if I knew about the PG&E CARE program and if I wanted to apply.

March 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca making LMD takeover work effectively

Snall weeds - fueled by rain and a rise in temperatures - started popping up in the concrete portion of the Wellington Avenue bike path about 10 days ago.

March 09, 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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