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Thanks PG&E for proving SSJID can lower rates 15%

Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Exercise does indeed enhance quality of your life

I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you vote to tax yourself for better public worker benefits?

The party is over.

February 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The right way to protect rural south Manteca

There's no nice way to put this.

February 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget cop Florez takes aim at use of food stamps for fast food

You can use food stamp cards in the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento to buy food at places like Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut.

February 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother Nature’s gift to the senses: Almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CIVIL WAR DAYS CEMETERY

Yes, there really was a Lathrop Cemetery.

February 21, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


California turning into Tower of Babel

English may not be the official language of California but the day may be coming when you night not be able to get a government job if you don't speak a second language.

February 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Haniyeh Semsarilar: Miss Lathrop & budding artist

EDITOR'S NOTE: Lathrop High School junior Megan Cai will be contributing stories from time to time to the Bulletin about people and events in the community.

February 20, 2011 | By MEGAN CAI Lathrop teen columnist | Local Columns


20 years of working & living in heaven

People thought I was crazy when I told them I was moving to Manteca.

February 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reform tax code instead of hiring 5,100 IRS agents

President Obama wants to pump up the Internal Revenue Service budget to $13.28 billion via a 9.4 percent increase in funding as part of his austere budget. This will allow the IRS to hire 5,100 more agents.

February 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ZIP code inquiry ruling is double standard at best

Having cashiers ask me for my ZIP code in the past has been a small annoyance.

February 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Manteca really back off on sign regulations?

Manteca's municipal leaders and bureaucrats stepped up to the plate when it became clear the economic crisis was going to inundate local government if something wasn't done quickly.

February 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps Brown doesn’t really trust voters

Are you getting any warm and fuzzy feelings about supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to extend $12 billion a year in "temporary" tax increases on personal income tax, sales tax, and vehicle license fees?

February 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is city saying Bass Pro matters while Weber’s BBQ doesn’t?

Carissa Patton by all accounts is a good cook.

February 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Take your kids to see Santa Claus? There’s an app for that

Tech-savvy parents with a little bit too much money are forking out $29.99 to firms such as JibJab Media to allow their kids unlimited video chat time with an actor playing Santa.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA'S CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.

December 20, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Unpacking Christmas memories

Remembrances of my Christmas past or home is where the hearts are:

December 20, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special Correspondent | Local Columns


Retro music movement gives a pulse to vinyl sales

Vinyl records are supposedly making a comeback of sorts.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Challenge to Drain: Show us the paperwork

Ashley Drain has been on the job for just over a week and she has already managed to essentially throw the entire Weston Ranch High staff underneath a steamroller.

December 19, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


So when is Manteca going to shut up & listen?

You may disagree with Ben Cantu about a lot of things, but the four-time council candidate is right about one thing: The City of Manteca does neglect neighborhoods.

December 19, 2014 | | Local Columns


Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Out, out brief candle!

Editor's note: Phillip Bookman received the news that he has a cancerous malignant tumor on his bladder. He begins radiation this week. Sensing the inevitable, he wrote the following although noting there is probably a good chance of recovery.

December 16, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to The Bulletin | Local Columns


Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They want us to shed tears for money that big oil is losing

It isn't unusual for a typical commuter from the Northern San Joaquin Valley to the Silicon Valley to travel 700 miles a week.

December 15, 2014 | | Local Columns


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Riffraff from SJ Valley buy $500K homes in Pleasanton

Folks who can only afford $500,000 homes are riffraff.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thugs take to the streets (& freeways)

The right to demonstrate.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drive-thru Living Nativity at Sequoia Heights Baptist

It wouldn't be Christmas without it! Sequoia Heights Baptist Church is presenting its annual drive-thru Living Nativity on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1050 S. Union Road.

December 10, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


SONS OF ANARCHY

CHARMING – Unless you're a true sociopath, it's almost impossible to look at yourself in the mirror when you know that the things you're doing are wrong.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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