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CPUC getting tough with PG&E two years later

Hiram Johnson - the reform minded governor from the early 20th century - would be disgusted with what the government oversight commission he helped create to keep corrupt railroads in line has morphed into.

November 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dirty air isn’t just a problem for ‘red’ California

Earthjustice is pressing the federal government to enforce its rules when it comes to clean air attainment for the San Joaquin Valley.

November 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Something to keep in mind during season of thanks

"God must really love poor people because, otherwise, he would not have made so many." - Fifteen words that Abraham Lincoln scholars contend the Great Emancipator never said but are attributed anyway by many to the 16th President of the United States

November 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kids Zone fallout may up the ante for cost recovery

Cost recovery could quickly become the Pandora's Box of Manteca politics.

November 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Government 101: City Council earns ‘A+’ for Kids Zone

Everything you need to know about government you can learn at Kids Zone.

November 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Federal follies: $2 million tree planting projects

Joe DeAngelis can be entertaining.

November 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Charter school proposal before Manteca Unified

One size does not fit all.

November 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Austin Road: Platinum standard for SJ Valley?

Spreckels Avenue is Manteca's street of the future.

November 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


75 years of success making fine wine with humility, family, & strong character

The family running Delicato Winery is the epitome of character demonstrating what is right in our world – specifically what is right in Manteca – quietly setting a high standard in their everyday operations that other firms could well emulate.

November 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Any traffic stop can mean death for an officer

During jury selections, I always respond that I think the police are probably right 90 percent of the time, 9 percent of the time there may be a gray area and the last one percent they may have made a wrong call. Police officers are human just like everyone else.

November 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thank Meg for state unions ignoring Prop. 22

Sorry to spoil the party, Arnold.

November 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smoking may kill you physically but government edicts can kill free will

Would seeing a photo of a corpse covered with a white sheet and identification tag hanging from the big toe make you give up the habit if you smoke?

November 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


John Boore, the YMCA & memories of healthy fun

Once upon a time, the YMCA was the No. 1 fitness club.

November 12, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Is there a Great Wolf knocking at Manteca’s door?

It definitely isn't your father's water park.

November 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In the long haul California will do OK economically

I was walking through the Kankakee Daily-Journal offices during a visit with friends in Illinois back in 1989.

November 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The cherished freedom of voting

I was almost embarrassed.

August 02, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Woodbridge Writers Group | Local Columns


My mom would be a felon in today’s world

It is now a crime in America to let a 7-year-old boy walk a half mile by himself to the park.

August 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prouty: Woman of courage, great storyteller

Years ago, a woman so distraught over the passing of her husband, scaled the chain link fence of the East Union Cemetery under cover of darkness to spend the night next to her departed beloved's grave. Strange as that story may sound, she was the second one to do just that. That's just two of the many interesting – for lack of a better term – stories coming out of the pioneer cemetery since its establishment in 1872.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Car show, BBQ Saturday at Commons benefits fire fund

The Commons at Union Ranch (2241 N. Union Road in Manteca) is holding a Classic Car Show & BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live music, barbecue and classic cars. All proceeds to benefit the Manteca Fire Department Chief's Foundation for the victims of fires and to provide smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to seniors. For more info go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13792/

July 31, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


PG&E? Lie? Now that’s a real shocker

uPG&E did not pay any taxes between 2008 and 2010 despite scoring $4.1 billion in profits. During that same time they received $1 billion in tax rebates. It was all thanks to a $79 million lobbying effort of politicians by the firm that last summer spent $10 million on a "we lost our way" advertising campaign to improve their public image.

July 31, 2014 | | Local Columns


Seelye facing conflict of interest questions

Is this a case of conflict of interest?

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Leadership drought in curbing water use in Manteca

Manteca is leaving no stone unturned as it studies the long-term financial risks and economic viability of the Great Wolf Resort proposal to develop a 500-room resort on 30 acres of city-owned land.

July 30, 2014 | | Local Columns


Manteca board going for costly bond option?

Need new carpet?

July 29, 2014 | | Local Columns


Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

July 26, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona

Do not get teary-eyed or enraged thinking about how Joseph R. Wood III died.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reveries of an old man

I dream of being Roger Federer. I always watch his matches and cheer out loud as if it would make a difference in his play.

July 25, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Woodbridge Writers Group | Local Columns


Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

The City of Manteca is the biggest water waster by far.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Combined flea market, yard sale set for Saturday

The Manteca Senior Center Advisory Committee and Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police combined flea market and yard sale is this Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 30 vendors selling garage and new items, from arts & crafts to collectibles inside the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, and SHARP will host the backyard sale directly behind the senior center building. Up for grabs will be items including furniture, sporting goods, household items, toys, electronics, to name a few. Don't miss it!

July 24, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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