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Manteca needs to heed lesson of Weston Ranch

Managing a bust is perhaps more important than directing a boom.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You get out of a garden & life what you put into it

I've paid for a new roof as well as a new fence that I stained by hand. I painted the outside and ripped out most of the inside carpet. I tore down an outbuilding and ripped out brick flower beds as well as two concrete pathways. I've ripped up four trees and the grass in the back yard and removed the grass and three trees in the front yard. I've planted seven trees and 128 shrubs so far.

January 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America banks too much on bank housing policies

The major banks – the real players in shaping America's housing market – should not be allowed to return to their old ways.

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The promise of community-based government

Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dads on the run

I remember once catching a glimpse of my father actually running.

January 05, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Sacramento can’t have it both ways

Remember the name Frank Roesch.

January 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca housing: The opportunity of a lifetime

It was a surreal scene.

January 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’ve had it pretty good this decade

Ten years ago the hottest ticket in Manteca was to the Party of the Century at Kelley Brothers.

December 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas: From death of a pigeon to those embracing a life ahead

It was only a pigeon – but it had heart.

December 31, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Mail in the paperwork? That’s no fun

What happens when modern technology hits a snag?

December 31, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca needs to act on recycled water policy

It's time to stop pontificating.

December 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should downtown be chained to 1001 W. Center?

A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commitment ceremonies & weddings

A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How the Grinch stole prosperity

For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of plagiarism, personal attacks & lack of civility

Enough is enough.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Apple takes a bite out of the forbidden fruit of privacy

"People have a right to privacy."

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GECAC casino night Saturday

What are you doing this weekend?

September 24, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


A good bet to fight crime is happening this Saturday

I plan on fighting crime Saturday night.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are you happy with police, fire protection or do you want more?

People, they say, get the government they ask for.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can their neighborhood be saved?

A group of moms are demanding changes in their central east Manteca neighborhood after what happened to 11-year-old Hunter Davis and his sibling. They want it cleaned up and they are looking to the Manteca Police and City of Manteca to make that happen.

September 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Where is outcry about Black’s brutal beating?

Where is Al Sharpton? Where is Jesse Jackson? After all, the brutal beating and humiliation of a Black woman was recently caught on video and disseminated widely for all to see, yet there is no outcry from the usual suspects who incite racial divide at every given opportunity.

September 19, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca school board needs to ask Sam Fant to resign his office

Alexander Bronson says he wants to "address all issues of concern in education to parents, staff, and students." Apparently those concerns for the 21-year-old USC graduate don't include character, ethics, honesty, or following the rules.

September 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who’s looking out for kids roaming Manteca’s streets?

If you met Hunter Davis, he'd strike you as a typical 11-year-old boy.

September 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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