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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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Citizen helps Manteca Police arrest three robbery suspects

It took Manteca Police officers only five minutes to catch up with an armed trio Wednesday night that took cash at gunpoint from the register ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Stadium deals: NFL version of Powerball with superior odds

The odds of a Powerball player striking it rich are 1 in 292.2 million

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From dying to thriving

Three years ago the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 in Manteca was on the verge of having its charter revoked.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SUPER SURPRISE

Now that Seuseu Alofaituli has helped the Sierra High Timberwolves win the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV State Football Championship where is he going to ...

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$2M football field overhaul possible for Weston Ranch

It'll still be another week before residents of Weston Ranch learn whether the Manteca Unified School Board will invest more than $2 million to ...

January 13, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca fire calls hit all time high in 2015

Manteca Fire responded to over 6,600 calls in 2015 reflecting a 12 percent increase over 2014 responses.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Varelas seeks Miss Almond Blossom title

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Kylie Varelas, 16, wants to have a career as a pediatrician but first the Ripon High Junior is focusing on ...

January 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Allegiant starting flights to San Diego

Come April it will be only an 11-mile "drive" that won't require using a freeway to reach San Diego from Manteca.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It sounds nuts but I learned a lot from the Squirrel Cage

It was at one time - in perhaps the 1930s - cutting edge as burger places went.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca supplies Bay Area

The lawn isn't well-kept - it's manicured.

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GETTING SERIOUS

Editor's note: For the next year, Jason Campbell will provide weekly updates on his efforts to lose weight and improve his heath. Next week ...

January 12, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks replacement for council

Have any interest in serving on the Lathrop City Council for a brief term to see whether you're ready to commit to a full ...

January 12, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Queen candidate: Ripon perfect place to grow up

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Claire Wever, 16, has her heart set on teaching.

January 12, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Anger can kill gophers

Gophers aren't very popular in Manteca.

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.4B jackpot: You can’t lose unless you play

It was a simple question: "A group of us are buying Powerball tickets. Do you want to get in for $6?'

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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