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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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Atherton gap, loss of Kmart, & council will

The best way for Manteca to counter the pending loss of Kmart sales tax dollars by snaring more retailers is two words: Follow through.

June 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s one thing we really don’t want to be like Pleasanton

A lot of people look toward Pleasanton - along with Dublin and Livermore - and sigh about how great it would be to like one of the ...

June 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lies, damned lies & the Twin Tunnels

In the Ohlone Wilderness south of Pleasanton is a 220-foot tall reminder that the past may catch up with California.

June 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Elliott on tap to serve as Ripona principal

Ripon Unified is getting a new elementary school principal and a director of student service.

June 26, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Bass Pro donates 500 rods to help Kids Matter effort

Herman Beer is doing his part to get youngsters to enjoy the outdoors.

June 26, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca lands $3M grant for food to fuel

Manteca is setting a new standard in forward thinking when it comes to diverting garbage from landfills.

June 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Price, offerings luring new members

The Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club is enjoying a surge in first-time membership.

June 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING MANTECA

Manteca's build-as-you-grow approach to major roads makes sure that development pays the tab.

June 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca’s council allows public safety to be jeopardized

The Manteca City Council is inadvertently placing the safety of the public and police at risk.

June 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Point a finger & three fingers will point back

Every so often something pops up on Facebook that is thought provoking. Recently, a posting by Facebook caused me to do something I do not ...

June 24, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop Road is about to ruffle a few feathers

Last week the Lathrop City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a proposal that widens Lathrop Road to four lanes from the Westerly grade ...

June 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy

Twenty-four times a year I spend upwards of two hours with a needle in my arm donating platelets at what is now the Red Cross ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon cuts May water use 26.4%

The drought isn't quite over.

June 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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