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12-year-olds forced to act like adults

Before I met Robbie - a lanky, shy sixth grader who attended Sequoia School - I did things like raise money for the Boys & Girls Club because I thought it made sense. It was the right thing to do. It made me feel good. That type of thing.

November 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hoping Obama will have better year

Last year when I made my annual pilgrimage to my mom's house to watch the New Year's college bowl festival at her neighbor's house, I told her that for the first time in recent memory I was not counting down the days until the calendar could be turned to start a new year because I was anxious to shed myself of the last one. I told her that for once, things had not been too bad and life was all right.

November 24, 2013 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Local Columns


Driving & dying on Manteca’s 120 Bypass

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

November 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E putting profits over safety? Never

Get ready for PG&E rate hike Armageddon.

November 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Environmental perfection claims another 118 jobs

Clean air, or perhaps more precisely, environmental perfection is the killer of blue collar head-of-household jobs in the San Joaquin Valley.

November 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Buying a $75 Holiday Affair ticket can save a teen’s life

Joann Jamerson asked a simple question: Why do I buy a $75 ticket each year to the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair if I rarely go?

November 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic surgeons at city hall block Manteca arterial

Manteca has sealed the fate of Austin Road residents north of Highway 99.

November 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The hardcore homeless in Manteca aren’t going anywhere

The man was fast asleep.

November 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Faith doesn’t need a book to move men

The book.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CASWELL ABLAZE

Looking for fall foliage?

November 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam helps create some poverty

Here are two questions to ponder:

November 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who in their right mind rakes leaves?

I saw the kid walking down the sidewalk out of the corner of my eye as I was raking leaves. He was perhaps 9 or 10 years old.

November 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnels: LA prospers, Fortune 500 farmers thrive & SJ County dies

Lo Angeles, in its present form, should not exist.

November 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The future of Indian team mascots

It's coming.

November 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pull the plug on expanding national park wireless service

I am not a Luddite.

November 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca traffic drives general plan talk

Of the seven mandatory elements that will make up Manteca's General Plan, those who came out to the third visioning workshop Thursday night at ...

April 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop replacement motorcycle coming

It has been almost a year since the Lathrop Police Services motorcycle unit was involved in an accident that totaled the 2014 BMW police motorcycle ...

April 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon project clears way for restaurant & more stores

Work is underway installing water and sewer lines on five acres at the northeast corner of Ripon at River Road and North Ripon Road where ...

April 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Russia with fear: Adventures in a SF Lyft

"Should we walk to dinner, or should we take a cab?"

April 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘That’s what the police officer keeps asking’

As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a ...

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maybe call it the ‘Homeless Highway’

It may go down as the biggest unintended consequences in Manteca history.

April 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hit the Streets for Hunger run, walk April 30

A fundraising walk and run along the banks of the San Joaquin River on Sunday, April 30, will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

April 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MUSD rolling out Delta classes at high schools

Manteca Unified high school students starting next fall will be able to take Delta College classes after school at Weston Ranch High and Sierra High.

April 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vick ended up steering Manteca football

Walker Vick didn't know quite what to expect when he came to Manteca in 1959 for his first teaching job at Manteca High School.

April 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


LATHROP HIGH SAYS GOOD-BYE

It was a solemn assembly in the Lathrop High School gym where a funeral was staged honoring the memory of those students "killed" in an ...

April 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA’S ‘CRACK’ EPIDEMIC

Manteca has a crack epidemic.

April 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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