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Our biggest water hog is Delta Smelt

Delta Smelt, the 5- to 7-centimeter fish that tends to hang around the Tracy pumps, is California's biggest consumer of water.

January 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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

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Should I call my car Betsy?

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

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

City workers kill thousands of gophers

If Manteca ever needs a city mascot may I suggest the gophers?

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 ...

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services - police, firefighters, street maintenance and such - and don't want to pay more taxes then you'd best root for ...

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Colony Oak update before board tonight

The Ripon Unified school board tonight will receive an update on the Colony Oak Elementary Modernization Project.

February 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Lathrop decides tonight on how to spend $6,724

The City of Lathrop has $6,724 to give away.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes

Manteca is pushing its city limits further south to Sedan Avenue.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair is more than just the festival that the City of Manteca is known for every October.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


East Union High's athletic facilities and the general campus layout get high marks.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees

Fear of a levee collapse during a major Northern California earthquake from a yet-to-be-found fault in the Delta is hawked as the moral high ground ...

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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