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Manteca’s big myth of a dying downtown district

One of the political givens is that downtown is dying and that it is on the verge of turning into blight hell and will strip Manteca of its cultural and moral soul so therefore the city needs to pump in truckloads of money to save it from becoming Fort Apache as in the South Bronx.

July 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A look at crime in Manteca today

One of the biggest concerns of our citizens is crime in their community. We read the newspaper stories about gang activity and then see an article that says crime is down. It makes you wonder how both can be true. I thought it might help to know how and why the Police Department tracks crime in Manteca.

July 20, 2010 | DAVE BRICKER Manteca Police Chief | Local Columns


Hot times? Water is still the one

I grew up during a time when coaches believed that taking a salt tablet was effective in dealing with dehydration.

July 20, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Meg Whitman’s cash & the threat it poses to California’s democracy

There is a 900-pound-gorilla in the governor's race for California, but contrary to assertions by the Manteca Bulletin, it is hardly unions representing California workers.

July 20, 2010 | DEBORAH BURGER, RN Co-President California Nurses Association | Local Columns


City manager for whom the cash ‘Bell’ tolls

Is anybody worth $6.41 a minute?

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stop feeding more taxes to bloated & lethargic bureaucracy up in Sacramento

Getting Californians back to work won't happen in significant numbers until Sacramento finally comes to grips with the basic lesson of the Great Recession: Economic health can't be sustained from spending beyond your means.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Meg have anything to offer besides attacks on Jerry Brown?

Meg Whitman is definitely getting the best produced political hit commercials money can buy.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gotcha! politics & fuss over Palin’s Turlock payday

"Why did they try to keep it a secret for so long, and now release the figure out of nowhere? Our schools are hurting, students are hurting, and to charge that kind of money for a speech I still feel is a bit absurd." - Ashli Briggs, a 23-year-old California State University at Stanislaus political science major as quoted by the Associated Press concerning the release of how much Sarah Palin was paid to speak in Turlock.

July 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


That old house was our home

The house of my youth is currently on the market.

July 17, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Council needs to rethink Manteca LMDs

Richard Behling believes government has no business being in landscape maintenance.

July 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An interesting encounter with a “homing” pigeon

There was something about the bird that stopped me in my tracks.

July 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Nurses union makes case for Whitman’s election

The 900-pound gorilla in the Nov. 2 race for governor isn't Meg Whitman.

July 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of deceit, theft & Sacramento water bonds

State Sen. Lois Wolk should have no problem selling folks in southwest rural Manteca that the Proposition 18 water bond is a gigantic waste of money.

July 14, 2010 | | Local Columns


Yosemite is better hiking with my son

Josh had vague memories of Yosemite.

July 13, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


An ode to Manteca: How do I love thee?

Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . .

July 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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There are a few things on my athletic calendar that I look forward to every year. One of those is the Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling ...

January 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Will the city do anything about Cottage?

Take a drive down Cottage Avenue any afternoon.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


595 Manteca water violations

Those who decided to defy water use restrictions imposed in Manteca in response to a statewide drought emergency are paying a big price.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders eager to start 194 new homes

Two builders are eager to take advantage of the booming Manteca new home market.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education

Megan Harlan is aiming for a career teaching agriculture.

January 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


U-Haul leads to suspects

A U-Haul moving truck, reportedly used in two Lathrop burglaries and others in Manteca and Modesto, was located in the 200 block of Wawona Street ...

January 17, 2016 | | Local Columns


MANTECA FENCE WAR

Do as we say and not as we do.

January 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop delays big water rate hikes for now

Whoever the Lathrop City Council appoints as their next member won't have much time to acclimate before making a decision that will affect every ...

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Miss Manteca sings Youth Focus praise

Liana Bassett was quite shy before she joined the ranks of Manteca Youth Focus in 2010.

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Almond Blossom Festival honoring SSJID & water

Eight queen hopefuls presented speeches Thursday night honoring the South San Joaquin Irrigation District whose general managers – past and present – will serve as grand marshals ...

January 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Hey, dude! That’s not my cup of tea

"Dude! It's cold. Shorts?"

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOUISE ROUNDABOUT

Get ready for Manteca's first roundabout on a major arterial.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Please, officer, take my pot

It was a call that Manteca Police Sgt. Chris Mraz had gotten before: Please come take my marijuana plants.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hands July 4th events to chamber

The Fourth of July now belongs to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

January 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks state OK on levee plans

In less than six months construction within Lathrop's 200-year flood plain can grind to a screeching halt.

January 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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