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Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The love you seek is one breath away

Love is in the air.

February 15, 2014 | | Local Columns


Special day for teens

Curtiss Beyers was lured onto the dance floor by the opening beat of the opening number of Thursday's special-needs Valentine's Day Dance.

February 14, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


A sign that romance still flourishes today

The kid looked guilty.

February 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Strings attached to money is what ails public schools

Money is what is wrong with public education.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drought & presidential photo ops

President Barack Obama is no FDR.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Crabs, silent movies & rose petals await

Crab feeds are far from over, and on Saturday, Feb. 15, you can eat as much crab as you want at the fifth annual crab feed fund-raiser for St. Anthony's School in the school gymnasium, 323 N. Fremont Ave. Kicking off the evening will be a wine and cheese tasting at 5 p.m. (back by popular demand), followed by dinner at 6:30 plus a no-host bar, dessert auction, live and silent auctions, music, and dancing. Tickets are $50 apiece. For more info contact the school office at 823-4513.

February 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Californians pay for cleaner air in Georgia

How does planting trees in Georgia reduce air pollution in California?

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No summit is without challenges

The mountains in our lives are much more challenging to summit than Mission Peak, that's for sure.

February 12, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Why shouldn’t jail inmates pay toward the cost of feeding them?

Three hots and a cot.

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three powerful forces converge at neighborhood CVS drug stores

CVS drug stores will no longer going to sell cigarettes after Oct. 1.

February 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RISKY BUSINESS

He is about 6 feet tall and as sturdy and tough as a Redwood.

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


The $76 million question: Will Great Wolf fly with investors?

The details that matter aren't public yet in the Great Wolf negotiations.

February 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So who is the bigger bad boy: Bieber or Sinatra?

I cannot name a Justin Bieber song.

February 07, 2014 | | Local Columns


Why SSJID is making the right call for us to conserve water

They were crazy. They were reckless. They didn't know what they were talking about. They'd put the community into debt and send everyone into bankruptcy.

February 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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SJ Valley: The land of two seasons

Is it just me, or do we live in a place where two of the seasons exist in name only?

November 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Gas tax is unfair as it’s basically a regressive tax

One of California's most regressive taxes became even more regressive on Tuesday.

November 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood embraces instant guilt

If you have a hankering to visit Hollywood, you might want to do so soon.

November 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5-seond rules, Halloween candy & poison

I do not have a five-second rule.

October 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yosemite fee hike woefully inadequate as it is proposed

We are loving Yosemite National Park to death.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


General plan touches on dam failures

New Melones Dam failing - a highly unlikely event - is one of the safety hazards that are outlined in the Manteca general plan designed to guide ...

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High band playing at DC events

The 32-member Ripon High School Marching Band is one of four picked from throughout the nation to play in Washington, D.C., on Veterans Day ...

October 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Santa Run added to downtown Christmas

A 5 kilometer Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 2, has been added to the downtown Christmas holiday festivities as a fundraiser for the City of ...

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping eye on hot spots

Surveillance cameras being deployed in the coming weeks could change the dynamics of how Manteca Police eventually deal with hot spots for crime.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More ado about taking knee

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 28, 2017 | | Local Columns


The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.

October 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You paying for their screw- ups? That’s the PG&E way

It's been just over seven years since a seemingly normal September evening was shattered when a PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno ...

October 27, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


How about Stockton-SF International?

Amazon knows where Stockton is.

October 27, 2017 | | Local Columns


Will Manteca’s leaders keep their promise?

A waterpark resort deal - with upwards of $15 million in municipal funds using primarily redevelopment agency bond proceeds for a variety of related infrastructure projects ...

October 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rematch of ‘14 DeBrum-Cantu mayoral race on tap for 2018?

Now that Steve DeBrum has announced he's seeking a second term as Manteca's mayor in the November 2018 election, the big question needs ...

October 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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