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It’s the best 2 hours I spend every 2 weeks

My favorite thing to do on Saturdays besides hiking is to spend a little more than an hour squeezing a small rubber ball every three seconds.

November 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LGBT activists get push back over restrooms

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) activists are mortified about Houston where voters by a landslide margin rejected a nondiscrimination ordinance.

November 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Old’ Manteca should benefit from traffic calming as well

Let's be honest.

November 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The WPA was definitely better than welfare today

The Eastern Sierra - as well as Yosemite National Park - is laced with a fairly elaborate trail system, campgrounds and other facilities.

November 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obviously, you won’t be seeing me on Iron Chef

My stove is eight years old.

November 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Connected? Your health & downtown

Let's say you are 30 years old.

November 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There are in-your face homeless & invisible homeless

Drive by Lincoln Park two to three hours after sunset.

October 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ollie would call ACA what it is: ‘another fine mess’

Why are 10.5 million Americans who are without health insurance coverage that qualify for Affordable Care Act subsidies willing to pay a minimum $695 fine?

October 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$100 pumpkin found near Lincoln School

Monica Pettie and two adorable trick or treaters brought the fourth $100 Bulletin pumpkin to the office on Wednesday afternoon.

October 29, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


REI just says no to Black Friday debacle

Black Friday will find me at least 100 miles away from the nearest retailer that tries to lure holiday shoppers with $45 color TVs, $100 computers, or $10 blenders in extremely limited quantities.

October 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You too can make Internet Age robber barons filthy rich

The disruptive economy - what the Internet Age equivalent of robber barons who ignore regulations to amass personal fortunes like to call their handiwork accomplished through sharing websites - is something many of us take part in.

October 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The green, green grass of homes

Call this a tale of a city divided.

October 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic angels donning bright safety vests

I've been jogging down Alameda Street from Powers Avenue twice a week for the better part of three years to go to CalFit Manteca.

October 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ Valley: Owens Valley 2.0 via Twin Tunnels

A little over a century ago Owens Lake was 12 miles long and 13 miles wide. It covered 108 square miles with average depths fluctuating between 23 and 50 feet. There were teeming wetlands.

October 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to bet they’ll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Lathrop delays big water rate hikes for now

Whoever the Lathrop City Council appoints as their next member won't have much time to acclimate before making a decision that will affect every ...

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Miss Manteca sings Youth Focus praise

Liana Bassett was quite shy before she joined the ranks of Manteca Youth Focus in 2010.

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Almond Blossom Festival honoring SSJID & water

Eight queen hopefuls presented speeches Thursday night honoring the South San Joaquin Irrigation District whose general managers – past and present – will serve as grand marshals ...

January 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Hey, dude! That’s not my cup of tea

"Dude! It's cold. Shorts?"

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOUISE ROUNDABOUT

Get ready for Manteca's first roundabout on a major arterial.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Please, officer, take my pot

It was a call that Manteca Police Sgt. Chris Mraz had gotten before: Please come take my marijuana plants.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hands July 4th events to chamber

The Fourth of July now belongs to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

January 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks state OK on levee plans

In less than six months construction within Lathrop's 200-year flood plain can grind to a screeching halt.

January 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Queen hopeful aims for West Point

West Point is the number one option for Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Mireya Garcia, 16, once she graduates from Ripon High School.

January 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Groundwater & surface water: Double trouble from Twin Tunnels

Go out by Costco in Manteca off the 120 Bypass at Airport Way and start digging.

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2 hit in gang-related shooting

A suspected gang-related shooting saw two men gunned down Wednesday evening about 6:43 p.m. in the 500 block of Harding Avenue north of ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


5 STUDENTS TO HOSPITAL

Thirteen students and a teacher at Joshua Cowell School were overcome by chemical fumes Wednesday afternoon including five that were transported by ambulance to Doctors ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Push to cap Mello-Roos tax in WR

Some of the same Weston Ranch residents pushing to spend as much as $3 million in Mello-Roos taxes to upgrade the community's high school ...

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon tightens rules for legal fireworks

It'll be OK to set off the safe and sane fireworks the week before and the day of the Fourth of July in Ripon.

January 14, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Elementary school for 200 proposed

One of Manteca's biggest eyesores - and once a major enclave for illegal homeless encampments - could end up as a school campus.

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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