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California is business friendly for ADA lawyers

Sam Guedoir is among at least 21 Manteca merchants and commercial property owners slapped with "drive-by" American with Disability Access compliance lawsuits.

May 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Park Avenue to park bench

Crouched forward in his seat, shoulders slumped toward the table, Doug Borges rubs calloused hands against one another.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


It’s the Wild, Wild West for copper thieves

Prospectors ravaged California's countryside 165 years ago searching for gold.

May 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The sheriff, false alarms, tickets & distracted driving

Every eighth-tenth of a second it happens.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everything from Art in the Park to Chocolate & Cherry festivals

The Manteca Junior Women's Club is staging Children's Art in the Park on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca. There will be free arts and crafts. That is in addition to food vendors, art displays as well as demonstrations, entertainment and merchandise being available for sale. For more info click go to our online Community Calendar at community.mantecabulletin.com.

May 15, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


IRS gives away $13B in taxpayer dollars to crooks

If your company lost $13 billion in one year due to sloppy work you wouldn't expect them to hand out $2.8 million in bonuses plus grant big step pay raises for a job well done.

May 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re so vain you probably think this selfie is about you

Warren Beatty has met his match - self-centered selfie snappers.

May 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom says she just tries to do her best

Mothers' Day at our house are most days of the year, when that special woman I married 54 years ago witnesses her efforts continuing to bloom after raising three boys and a girl – all leading successful lives in their vocations.

May 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The fantasy of a $26 an hour minimum wage

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is advocating placing California's minimum wage at $26 an hour.

May 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smartphones & carte blanche government fishing expeditions

I have an iPhone.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fat Cat show tonight for Welcome Home Heroes

Run for Rina! The annual half-marathon run and 5K run/walk held in honor of the late Rina Brocchini and to raise community awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project, is scheduled for this Saturday, May 10, at 7 a.m. For more info go to www.rinasrun.com or call Stephanie Hobbs at 209.599.6861.

May 08, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Consultant takes Manteca for a ride

What's in a name?

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thank justice: City Council prayers get legal blessing

Somewhere approaching 500 times in the last 23 years Manteca City Council meetings have opened with a prayer.

May 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High tech crackheads & the Seven Deadly Sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth."

May 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s new standard for road maintenance: South Main Street

Take a drive down South Main Street between Industrial Park Drive and the 120 Bypass.

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Legal hyena has one big handicap

Scott Johnson has the worst handicap of all.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About those vilified $10 an hour jobs

Manteca doesn't need $10 an hour jobs.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dads: More Waltons, less Simpsons

Some years ago, I wrote a column on Father's Day that was well received by quite a few fathers I know. Following is a rewrite with a few changes for this year.

June 13, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Teen-adult-senior prom, chamber dinner on Friday

Did you miss your prom in the past? You have a chance to re-live the night. The 7th annual Teen-Adult-Senior prom conducted by the Manteca Youth Advisory Committee is Friday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and induces dinner, beverages, and souvenir photo. For more information call Manteca Parks & Recreation at 209.456.8600.

June 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


No time to kill but why do we save it?

Why are we always so impatient?

June 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FRIVOLOUS ADA LAWSUITS

It's still happening – and this time it's taking place in our own backyard. Predatory American Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits are being filed against small business owners across Manteca. Twenty-one businesses have already been hit, all by Sacramento-area attorney Scott Johnson who has over 3,000 such lawsuits pending throughout California.

June 12, 2014 | By KRISTIN OLSEN California State Assemblywoman | Local Columns


The insanity of safe and sane fireworks

Modesto last month lost nine townhouses to a fast-moving grass fire.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City planning discriminates against workers living in Manteca

The working thesis of the Manteca General Plan is simple. It's all about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


There’s something to be said for riding in a taxi

It was 12:45 a.m. on New Year's Eve (day, technically) and I was standing outside of a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco with no cell phone, no wallet, no ID and five crinkled $1 bills in my pocket.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Brian McClain is an assistant professor for physical and natural sciences at the College of Western Idaho,

June 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the new rage: The $300 ‘perfect’ T-shirt

My idea of a quality T-shirt is a California muscle shirt made by Urban Pipeline.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christian dance show & rodeo this weekend

SONdance presents this year's production entitled "Abundance" at the Ripon Christian High Performing Arts Center located at 435 N. Maple Ave., in Ripon, on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $12 at the door.

June 05, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get farmers on board now for recycled water

How do the folks on the space station orbiting earth right now get fresh drinking water?

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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