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A bullet train aimed at heart of SJ Valley

A century ago, the tentacles of the old Southern Pacific Railroad – the infamous octopus that strangled the San Joaquin Valley economy – were being pulled back.

January 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Photos don’t build community, trustees do

It was a reasonable concern.

January 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He’s definitely no longer Gov. Moonbeam

Jerry Brown.

January 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps EPA will try to invade Mexico next

The Environmental Perfection Agency is finally having its wings clipped.

January 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SLICE OF SUCCESS

Arturo Cardenas swivels in his seat, peaking over the partition to spy the first wave trickling in.

January 20, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Uncle Sam is tough with dopers but not with those who steal billions

I confess.

January 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HE’S KAEPERNICKING

I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago.

January 19, 2013 | By DALE BUTLER The Bulletin | Local Columns


Ripon High rolling out Winterfest

We are all familiar with Homecoming, the longstanding tradition at every high school that allows for a week of dress up and a taste of being among the local royalty.

January 19, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns


675,000 reasons why flu vaccines are nothing you should sneeze at

So how good do we have it today?

January 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Despair & confusion hound Sleepy Hollow residents

Startled, the dog tore down the driveway and around the corner, ignoring his owner's commands.

January 18, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca’s fatal school shooting & the gun debate

A gunman enters an elementary school.

January 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Those on Moffat have fallen off the fiscal cliff

Down along Moffat Boulevard there are those who don't live the way most Californians do. They don't live in McMansions. They don't live in modest, traditional single-family homes. They don't live in apartments.

January 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking things for free that aren’t is still stealing even if it is the Internet

Information on the Internet should be free.

January 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legal beagles will rejoice if they can sue for emotional loss for pet owners

How much is that doggie in the window?

January 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RILEY IS ALL SMILES

Riley Simmons - the Colony Oak Elementary School fourth grader waging a battle with brain cancer - was all smiles.

January 14, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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What a wonderful world

I was sincerely hoping that I would be able to recount to my son that just months after he was born the San Francisco Giants ...

November 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City of Manteca helps drive up housing prices

If you are a renter and are worried you will be priced out of your home or apartment in Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, or Lathrop then ...

November 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California lawns: We’re not living in Maryland

The experiment isn't working.

November 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The sins of the father & politics in California

It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 ...

November 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City manager: No need for downtown consultant

The City of Manteca has tried pursuing a better downtown six times since 1963 by employing the same strategy - hiring a consultant to help determine ...

October 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shots fired during fight outside pub on North Main Street

Shots were fired during a large crowd fight at 1:40 a.m. Saturday outside a North Main Street pub with one man being dragged ...

October 31, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon online academy hosts field trip

Several times a month, those associated with the California Connections Academy @ Ripon will take timeout from their regular routine to attend field trips.

October 31, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Mantecans’ frustrations are garbage

I have a neighbor a few blocks over that has a few choice words about the Manteca City Council that I cannot repeat.

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twilight Zone: State Water Control Board & ‘saving’ fish

The lunacy of California water regulations and how the Sacramento burecarcy functions in a Twilight Zone that would turn Rod Sterling's hair white with ...

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The pleasure of jogging in the rain

It was 35 minutes of pure bliss.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


The language of success in Manteca USD

They are among the best and brightest in Manteca Unified schools.

October 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACCOUNTABILITY

Walk onto any Manteca Unified campus today and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a cell phone.

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Home buyers pay into $55M fund to lure 16,800 jobs

Every time a home closes escrow at River Islands at Lathrop, $5,000 is paid into an account designed to lure employers to the planned ...

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop hopefuls talk about truck stop

Lathrop voters on Nov. 8 will elect three City Council members.

October 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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