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Not intimidated by free thinkers

The Bible tells Christians to, "Always be prepared to give an answer (defense) to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." I Peter 3:15

January 30, 2014 | By JIM BENEDICT Calvary Community Administrative pastor | Local Columns


Visit the river . . . while it’s still there

"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."

January 29, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


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


HOME, SMALL, HOME

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


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Restore fish habitat on the LA River

Cold water salmon and the Delta smelt.

March 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Darwinism & Manteca’s dining options

Willie Weatherford is not the Great Wizard of Restaurants.

March 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Being in God’s presence isn’t complicated

Have you ever sat down to spend time with God and found yourself struggling because you don't feel "spiritual" enough? Your mind is cluttered. The external noises around you are distracting. You make every effort to sound sincere in your prayers, yet your feelings don't line up. And soon, your thoughts drift to wondering how you will ever be able to sense His presence.

March 07, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


It’s time for NorCal cities to offer cash for grass

Southern Californians have a tendency to have a smug attitude toward water.

March 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finger guns, school safety and ‘Lord of The Flies’

Ron Burns did not grow up to become a mass murderer.

March 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fish fry, gourmet sampler Celtic Faire & much more

If you want to eat out, support your community while doing so. Start your weekend right with the St. Anthony's Young Men Institute's fish fry on Friday, March 7, with takeout from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and sit-down dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony's School cafeteria. Tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under!

March 06, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Lent: The season for feasting and fasting

The advent of Lent always brings to mind Father William Delaney, former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Manteca.

March 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MICKEY MOMENT

RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Student loan debt: Housing Crisis 2.0

America is about to get another harsh lesson in easy money.

March 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why the sky seems to be falling down in Acetnam

Once upon a time in a land called Acetnam lived a little red hen.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How I learned to love the DMV & parallel parking

The California DMV, in its infinite wisdom, has issued me a five-year extension to my driver's license.

February 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Satisfying tostada munchies plus a wild & wet time in cave

Tostadas! Good Shepherd Mission's 34th annual Tostada Dinner is Sunday, March 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Mission, 305 E. French Camp Road. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. For information, call 209.983.8829.

February 26, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca USD trying to fix something that isn’t broken

There is no Hispanic on the Manteca Unified School District board. There is also not an Asian-Pacific Islander trustee.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go jump in the lake? Not in California

It looks like rain is coming.

February 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A book, a treadmill and prayer

I love junk food! I'm not talking a casual fondness for a fistful of Doritos or a mouthful of powered donuts. I'm talking full blown, passionate love, for deep fried chicken, cheeseburgers and French fries, supreme pizzas with extra thick crust and a pound of shredded cheese scattered over chunks of sausage and pepperoni. Washed down by a mug of ice cold soda, followed by a jumbo scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge drizzled on top. Do you get the picture? I love junk food!

February 22, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


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