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In just seconds sex-texting can ruin kids’ future

It was a typical teen split up.

May 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weekend honors America’s fallen

Join the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500 as they remember the Fallen Veterans from California who were either killed in action or are currently prisoners of war or missing in action the Vietnam War during the 15th annual Reading of the Names Ceremony at California State Capitol Park on Sunday, May 25, at noon. Before the ceremony, at 7 a.m., volunteers will start reading the approximately 5,823 names found on the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 15-minute intervals.

May 22, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


High speed rail spurs run away government

There are two sets of rules when it comes to environmental concerns in California.

May 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bullying free zones & being a victim today in America

Larry Winget is a dangerous man.

May 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let the camel onto campus

I used to look forward to listening to the Sacramento talk show Armstrong and Getty on my way to work in the mornings. The hosts were light-hearted, humorous and at times sophomoric – right up my alley. But all things change with time, and now more often than not A&G is more like Fox News lite with the constant haranguing and criticizing of Barrack Obama, and when that happens I just flip the channel.

May 21, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Trigger-happy university students

Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas.

May 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


SIMPLY MEDIEVAL

Adam Gonzales was just a spectator last year. He was in sixth grade. His sister was in seventh grade, a special time if you are a student at Nile Garden Elementary School. That's because this campus in rural south Manteca is the only one in Manteca Unified that celebrates a non-celebration that transports the school back to medieval times.

May 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


California is business friendly for ADA lawyers

Sam Guedoir is among at least 21 Manteca merchants and commercial property owners slapped with "drive-by" American with Disability Access compliance lawsuits.

May 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Park Avenue to park bench

Crouched forward in his seat, shoulders slumped toward the table, Doug Borges rubs calloused hands against one another.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


It’s the Wild, Wild West for copper thieves

Prospectors ravaged California's countryside 165 years ago searching for gold.

May 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The sheriff, false alarms, tickets & distracted driving

Every eighth-tenth of a second it happens.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everything from Art in the Park to Chocolate & Cherry festivals

The Manteca Junior Women's Club is staging Children's Art in the Park on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca. There will be free arts and crafts. That is in addition to food vendors, art displays as well as demonstrations, entertainment and merchandise being available for sale. For more info click go to our online Community Calendar at community.mantecabulletin.com.

May 15, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


IRS gives away $13B in taxpayer dollars to crooks

If your company lost $13 billion in one year due to sloppy work you wouldn't expect them to hand out $2.8 million in bonuses plus grant big step pay raises for a job well done.

May 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re so vain you probably think this selfie is about you

Warren Beatty has met his match - self-centered selfie snappers.

May 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom says she just tries to do her best

Mothers' Day at our house are most days of the year, when that special woman I married 54 years ago witnesses her efforts continuing to bloom after raising three boys and a girl – all leading successful lives in their vocations.

May 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Son remembers his famous father, & ‘many fathers’ who took him under their wing

Kim Komenich lost his mother when he was 18 years old. He had graduated from Manteca High and was attending Modesto Junior College at the time. Two years later his father died.

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The $47,102 bargain of incarceration

The Vandals' sacking and looting of Rome in 455 was amateur hour compared to what the Meth Heads are doing to Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


March includes folks from all walks

A band of grass roots marchers hoping for major political financial reform walked into Ripon and Manteca over the weekend in memory of the late Cesar Chavez' effort years ago that sought a better life for his beleaguered farm workers in the Central Valley.

June 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca scores big points with garbage

Want to see how cost effective local government can be?

June 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texting & killing is not an accident

OMG do u believe this?

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legal hyena has one big handicap

Scott Johnson has the worst handicap of all.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About those vilified $10 an hour jobs

Manteca doesn't need $10 an hour jobs.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dads: More Waltons, less Simpsons

Some years ago, I wrote a column on Father's Day that was well received by quite a few fathers I know. Following is a rewrite with a few changes for this year.

June 13, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Teen-adult-senior prom, chamber dinner on Friday

Did you miss your prom in the past? You have a chance to re-live the night. The 7th annual Teen-Adult-Senior prom conducted by the Manteca Youth Advisory Committee is Friday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and induces dinner, beverages, and souvenir photo. For more information call Manteca Parks & Recreation at 209.456.8600.

June 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


No time to kill but why do we save it?

Why are we always so impatient?

June 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FRIVOLOUS ADA LAWSUITS

It's still happening – and this time it's taking place in our own backyard. Predatory American Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits are being filed against small business owners across Manteca. Twenty-one businesses have already been hit, all by Sacramento-area attorney Scott Johnson who has over 3,000 such lawsuits pending throughout California.

June 12, 2014 | By KRISTIN OLSEN California State Assemblywoman | Local Columns


The insanity of safe and sane fireworks

Modesto last month lost nine townhouses to a fast-moving grass fire.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City planning discriminates against workers living in Manteca

The working thesis of the Manteca General Plan is simple. It's all about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


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