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Santa could learn a thing or two from Uncle Sam

Santa is a rank amateur when it comes to keeping tabs on you.

December 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Save the howls for any suggestion of splitting taxes with Great Wolf Resorts

Allowing a tidal wave of discontent over "local" access to a 70,000-square-foot indoor water park capsize the proposed Great Wolf Resort wouldn't make any sense if the economic numbers really do work for Manteca.

December 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Catching full lunar eclipse at the winter solstice

I hurried outside into the parking lot of the Manteca Bulletin as I took a quick break from work. The time was 1:37 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

December 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Turning sewer land into cash cow for Manteca

Great Wolf Resorts could - if the numbers work out - become the Mother Lode of all Manteca Redevelopment Agency endeavors.

December 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why my mom branched out to an artificial tree

Do not - I repeat - do not go hunting for a Christmas tree with someone who is pursuing a double major in engineering and architecture.

December 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t let fear of falling stop you from climbing life’s mountains

I was laying flat on my face inches from a 1,500 foot vertical drop along a ledge on the back side of the final leg of the trail up Mt. Whitney.

December 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will the Great Bore save California?

The ticking time bomb known as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta poses a serious threat to the economic future of California, the ability to feed much of this nation, and to preserve a key Pacific Coast estuary for both fowl and fish.

December 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sadie’s busy making the angels just a tad more beautiful today

Sadie Cabral was a classy lady who loved making people smile.

December 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Tevanie’s spirit alive in world scarred by evil

Justice is bittersweet.

December 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC president wants to reward PG&E $29.1M for failing to perform

The business climate is bad in California.

December 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

I always love getting calls from people who live on the East Coast or Midwest this time of year.

December 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Striking a balance between farming, growth & wildlife

I'm not a huge fan of hunting.

December 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC: California’s Corporate Profit Upkeep Commission

Sylvia Siegel was an amazing woman.

December 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 words killing America today: ‘I am entitled’

It was the ultimate defining moment for the out-of-control culture of entitlement.

December 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council should listen to Perry & Cantu on downtown

Ben Cantu - who finished second in the Manteca mayor's race last month - sounded like a broken record at times during the campaign when he harped on the city's "inability" to adopt a plan and stick to it.

December 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ghostly haunts in South County

IONE – The premise itself was enough to send chills down my spine.

October 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Venture Academy performing arts wine tasting this Friday

Venture Academy's third annual Wine Tasting event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delicato Winery. Proceeds support the visual and performing arts program. Tickets are $25. For more info or to purchase tickets contact Dionne McDonald at dmcdonald@sjcoe.net.

October 23, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trick or treaters: For bigger haul mimic Manteca panhandlers

Hey kids!

October 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They doubled as CHP patrol officers

Being twins can be cool, especially when both are CHP traffic officers.

October 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca board member being childish?

During the closed session of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees on Oct. 6, the Manteca Bulletin learned that Trustee Nancy Teicheira was reportedly yelled at and was told to "grow up."

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Books & beer: Men’s book club thrives

One is a book about a gang of scalp hunters on the US-Mexico border in the 1850s and the harsh, brutal violence that they enact on anybody that they please.

October 17, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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