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The ruling elite wage war on ‘soft’ Americans

The narrative out of Washington these days is amazingly arrogant even for a town full of career politicians.

October 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see location is key for Manteca

Jay Smart came to Manteca by using two simple things – a map and a mechanical drawing compass.

October 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Magnifying the power of one this Sunday

Jim Todd understands the power of one multiplied by a thousand.

October 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house

The Central Valley Water Project implemented during the Great Recession helped lift the lot of the poor in the San Joaquin Valley by providing the means to turn fields into fertile farmland.

October 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sign of the times: To twirl or not to twirl

It is a sign of the times.

October 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police chief owes apology to Christian motorcyclists

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 05, 2011 | | Local Columns


Laid off valley police in big demand in Bay Area

Historic police cars and other emergency vehicles dating back to a 1930 CHP Model A Ford were to be expected in Ripon on Saturday.

October 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


BLD helps spread green throughout Manteca’s economy

The smartest decision made by the Manteca City Council during the past 10 years?

October 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress & banks declare war on the Middle Class

Loan sharks have gone uptown.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jyriaun - and others like him - are why I’ll never complain about giving up a Saturday afternoon

Every three weeks I spend part of my Saturday at the Delta Blood Bank facility in Modesto.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Modesto offers option for those who literally like climbing up walls

I was making my inaugural climb.

September 30, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Wisps of dust spiraled upward from among orchards in the almond triangle formed by Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as man and machine swept fallen nuts Friday.

September 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maybe we should ‘preserve’ Manteca’s original McDonald’s

There's a lot of angst about the possibility the former Whitaker Home at East Yosemite and Commerce avenues could be razed and replaced with a McDonald's fast food joint.

September 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC should force sale of the entire PG&E system

PG&E's disaster du jour happened in a city where they are not the power supplier.

September 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Scandalous’ kiss & the unfriendly skies of Southwest

I abhor saggy pants. I firmly believe it is the height of rudeness to show the public what your underwear looks like or - worse yet - where the sun shouldn't be shining.

September 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon moving to outlaw growing pot outdoors

California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

January 09, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 362 housing units

Manteca issued permits for the building of 362 housing units in 2016.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWTH CAP

Manteca's 29-year-old growth cap will allow almost 1,000 housing units to be built in 2017.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Photo op & the lie about flood control help

It was a sight to behold.

January 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for a reality check for Manteca

Ever look reality in the face?

January 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca planning to fail again

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail."

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

"We" - referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley - supposedly don't get it when it comes ...

January 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FTC’s much ado about nothing over Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops wants to buy Cabela's for $4.5 billion.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I-5 pileup kills two Mantecans

A 30-vehicle pile-up north of the Grapevine on Interstate 5 killed two people from Manteca.

January 02, 2017 | | Local Columns


Murder takes place in first few minutes of new year

A suspected gang shooting shortly after midnight on New Year's Day left two men injured and one dead at the Southland Mobile Home Park ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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