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Professor offers to speak at any church

I'd like to thank the Stanislaus Humanists for inviting me to speak on Jan. 15 at the Manteca Library. And I'd like to thank all of the people from Manteca who came out either to hear me speak, or to participate in the events outside the building that night.

January 29, 2014 | By MATT McCORMICK California State University, Sacramento Philosophy Professor | Local Columns

More oil trains fuel debate on railroad safety

Moving oil and its byproducts such as gasoline is inherently dangerous.

January 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Obama versus the Constitution

President Barack Obama has now revealed that he unilaterally plans to use executive orders to "bypass" Congress. His shocking words were: "We are not just going to be waiting for legislation ... I've got a pen and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward."

January 27, 2014 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns

‘Leave it to Beaver’ gives way to ‘Lame acting Bieber’

Remember the good old days?

January 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca is winning the war on crime

Barry Blackburn is retiring after 27 years and one month of protecting people and property in Manteca

January 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Editor's note: Tony Lam graduated from Sierra High School some 10 years ago and is now working as a real estate professional in Hong Kong. While a high school student he worked part time at Kahl Photography Studio assisting in wedding assignments and was a charter member of the Manteca Rotary Interact Club.

January 23, 2014 | By TONY LAM Sierra High grad | Local Columns

Following in the footsteps of Pat O’Leary

Hello, Manteca. . . The Bulletin has given me the honor and privilege of writing a weekly "Man About Town" column. Born and raised in this town, I carry all the pride (and at times sadness), that comes with being a Mantecan. . . Sentiments such as "I miss the old Manteca" or "There's nothing to do here" or "I have to get outta here!" have become standard water cooler talk. And though I love being nostalgic and often want to get out these sentiments have grown trite and pervasive. This column will tout the merits, and showcase the people and places that ...

January 23, 2014 | By Chris Teicheira Manteca to a 'T' | Local Columns

How DiCaprio is single-handedly wiping out clean air gains by Ford

Leonardo DiCaprio is part of the "green" green crowd.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Great Wolf, the race for mayor & public debate

Manteca City Council campaigns in recent election cycles have been fairly tame and predictable.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

You can’t outwork your diet

Editor's Note: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath will keep a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.

January 22, 2014 | By SUSAN McCREATH Year of You | Local Columns

How to show walkers you drive like a Manteekan

Back in the 1990s, Manteca Waterslides did a take-off on a popular Top 40 song "Walk like an Egyptian" to create a radio campaign dubbed "Walk like a Manteekan" promoting the recreation water park.

January 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The Aqueduct still flows full throttle during current drought

There is one "river" flowing at full capacity as California enters its third year of drought.

January 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The Beav asks: Do city fathers know best?

Maytecafield. It's the perfect, idyllic community.

January 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

How about a Judge Pushover Beanie Baby?

Want to get a warm fuzzy feeling?

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Will you have a fitful night of sleep if Dennis McGuire dies?

Joy Stewart was 22-years-old.

January 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Would you get a tattoo of the logo of your employer?

I have little stomach for buying clothing with a company's logo on it.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Assuring future of downtown with sidewalk easement plan

So how can Manteca possibly hope for a vibrant downturn night scene to develop if by law - driven by court rulings - areas of sidewalks beyond ...

March 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Gary Singh, safer streets in Manteca & speed bumps

Manteca needs more police officers.

March 01, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The screaming woman on Powers Avenue


February 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bad intel on our ongoing war on poverty

How bad is poverty today in California?

February 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

No, it’s not OK that your dog charges

I like dogs.

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon on parade during 56th festival

Thousands lined central Ripon streets on a blustery Saturday to enjoy the 56th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade.

February 26, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Manteca Police: No attempted abduction of elementary student

Manteca Police officers are no longer looking for an adult that reportedly grabbed a Golden West student Friday afternoon in a possible abduction after video ...

February 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Unpaid lunches drain $121K from general fund

The Manteca Unified general fund has taken a $121,000 hit from a federal mandate that requires school districts to allow students to charge lunches ...

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Deputies still assist ICE in high risk warrant cases

San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies continue to work with Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) but only when public safety is an issue.

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Texas Hold ‘Em Saturday benefits HOPE

A Texas Roadhouse dinner along with Texas Hold 'em and bunco on Saturday, March 4, will help raise funds for the HOPE Famnily Shelters.

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Think homeless shelter and most people have a vision of a barracks-style facility with an endless sea of beds, minimal furnishings, and an atmosphere that ...

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

City parks: Manteca just skating by?

It's safe to say Derrek Asher - and a lot of other Manteca residents - aren't too wild about the Family City when it comes ...

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca is weeks away from a deal that will make it the top tourist destination in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Should I call my car Betsy?

The 1924 Ford Model "T" has finally gotten revenge.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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