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The fantasy of a $26 an hour minimum wage

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is advocating placing California's minimum wage at $26 an hour.

May 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smartphones & carte blanche government fishing expeditions

I have an iPhone.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fat Cat show tonight for Welcome Home Heroes

Run for Rina! The annual half-marathon run and 5K run/walk held in honor of the late Rina Brocchini and to raise community awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project, is scheduled for this Saturday, May 10, at 7 a.m. For more info go to www.rinasrun.com or call Stephanie Hobbs at 209.599.6861.

May 08, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Consultant takes Manteca for a ride

What's in a name?

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thank justice: City Council prayers get legal blessing

Somewhere approaching 500 times in the last 23 years Manteca City Council meetings have opened with a prayer.

May 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High tech crackheads & the Seven Deadly Sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth."

May 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s new standard for road maintenance: South Main Street

Take a drive down South Main Street between Industrial Park Drive and the 120 Bypass.

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, you can eat healthy in Manteca

Manteca, the Family City. I've called home since 2009 and wouldn't trade it for any other city in California. I love it even with the five McDonalds, three Taco Bells and abundance of taquerias, and I don't mind it, because I learned my lesson years ago.

May 03, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Shaking the hand that shook hands with a saint

The color photograph shows a younger Pope John Paul II and an equally younger Father Joseph Illo. The former associate pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca and former pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Modesto and now senior chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California was not yet an ordained priest at the time. He was a seminarian in Rome.

May 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Suing those that help support you

What are the negative environmental impacts of getting 35,000 commuters out of their cars and into transit buses?

May 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy that $35 PG&E credit — you paid for it

Sacramento Syndrome is spreading.

May 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cinco de Mayo this weekend in Manteca

Right in time for Cinco de Mayo, the East Union High School Sober Grad Committee is hosting a Taco Fiesta Dinner featuring all-you-can-eat tacos at the Manteca Transit Center on Friday, May 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the tickets are only $15 per person. For more info click go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13078/

May 01, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


The boy child can’t ultimately save California

The boy child might return by year's end.

May 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lone Star State isn’t that lonely thanks to growth

Texas just poached another 3,000 California jobs.

April 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Unexpected curse of power steering

Has driving become too easy?

April 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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