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Taxpayers and the price tag for personal salvation

Steve Fossett was a successful American businessman and a multi-millionaire. He also was a risk taker.

December 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a wonderful time to be a California criminal

The California Department of Corrections website calls it a "historic solution" to solving the problem of prisons being revolving doors for low-level criminals. It is also touted as the "cornerstone" of plans to get inmate population to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 13, 2013 as ordered by federal courts.

December 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Artificial or real tree: It’s all about learned behavior

Artificial or real. It's the seasonal version of the plastic or paper question.

December 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BATTING THE BREEZE

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, "Batting the Breeze," in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the Manteca Bulletin. Murphy, who has since passed away, was publisher of the Bulletin at the time. He also served onboard a ship when Pearl Harbor was attacked 71 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.

December 06, 2012 | | Local Columns


An incentive plan for increased golf play that makes sense for pro, city

Steve Pinkerton, before he left Manteca to assume city manager duties in Davis - the Sacramento Valley beachhead for Berkeley sensibilities - had a trademark mantra. It was simple and to the point: Things are not going to go back to the way they were before.

December 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The CPUC's push to stop renegade ride sharing via non-regulated apps

Gas - as one billboard along Moffat Boulevard proclaimed last summer - is $1.10 per gallon.

December 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Killing a scorpion, Death Valley, & lessons about life

The great thing about growing old is growing old.

December 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real-life Santa hospitalized after making donations to feed the hungry

This is my observation of a real-life Santa Claus who continues to touch the hearts of his fellow Mantecans despite a recent medical setback – a true community hero.

November 29, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Be thankful for countless acts of kindness that make us strong

Today is our nation's 223rd Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E is asking for $500 from you to upgrade gas, power system

PG&E, without a doubt, needs billions of dollars to prevent the quasi-monopoly they have been bestowed from plunging the Northern California economy into Third World status.

November 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They’re acting crazy, but that is why it’s called the Twinkie Defense

Pardon the expression, but what kind of ding dong goes out and buys 16 boxes of Twinkies and Ding Dongs and then goes on eBay and advertise three boxes for $300?

November 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PE classes done right are major game changers

I dreaded high school PE classes.

November 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DEA delivers drug war to your front door steps

Uncle Sam is on the hunt for drug dealers.

November 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam beats SJ Valley senseless with carrot & stick

Congratulations!

November 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento goes soft on career criminals

It's open season on law-abiding Californians.

November 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Comey & the Saturday Night Massacre & ‘gate’ hysteria

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.

May 16, 2017 | | Local Columns


California: From Russia to Spain to Mexico to USA with love

It is usually the view that inspires me when I reach a summit.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified offering STEM Summer Camp classes

The STEM Summer Camps are back.

May 15, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Al and Ann Tonn: A wonderful 65-year love affair

Al and Ann Toon waltzed through life like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was a 65-year love affair that ended all too soon with ...

May 15, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Chamber lights up Ripon’s Main Street

In an effort to brighten up historic downtown, the Ripon Chamber Foundation recently added strands of lights along Main Street.

May 15, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Police firing range cleanup tops $600,00

Getting the lead out of the city's former police firing range to clear it for development as part of the envisioned family entertainment zone ...

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Grimy downtown crosswalks; unsafe Lathrop Road driving

Manteca taxpayers through the redevelopment agency paid in excess of $3 million 15 years ago for downtown upgrades.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP CELEBRATES ART

When Reed Ramsey entered a photo of rolling waves taken on an Oahu beach into the 24th annual Mayors Art Show and Sale, he didn ...

May 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA UNIFIED DIVERSITY

French Camp School - the oldest in Manteca Unified - was diverse from the day it first opened its doors in 1851.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moms’ greatest gift: Giving their kids the ability to love themselves

Mom didn't die.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The insanity of negotiations for teacher pay

Most people probably agree that good teachers are worth their weight in gold and then some.

May 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Popeye and Manteca’s mentally ill homeless

I call him Popeye.

May 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California here they come: Drug cartels & Teamsters

The priceofweed.com website puts the current average California pot price for an ounce of high quality marijuana at $248.56.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Christian starts 2017 graduation season

The playing of "Pomp and Circumstance" in Ripon begins on Friday, May 26.

May 08, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dorothy Indelicato, member of winery family & tireless volunteer passes on

Dorothy Indelicato, who paired her family's successful wine business with community service, passed away Friday at age 84.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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