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Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."

October 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An entire neighborhood gone overnight?

When I first heard about there being a fire raging through Wine Country, my initial thought was some high-end wineries were in danger of losing their harvest.

October 13, 2017 | | Local Columns


An illegal minor, abortion, & our dysfunctional immigration enforcement

How bizarre is political discourse in America today?

October 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps Page should ‘Google’ social host laws

Google, Facebook, et al say they are just conduits - much like the proverbial public square - so that they can't be held legally responsible for what transpires on the platforms they have created.

October 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My George of the Jungle hike routine

Falling into a tree is one of those things I'm placing on a list of stuff I never want to do again.

October 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring attention to the byzantine regulations governing some of the hardest and least appreciated workers on the planet - truckers.

October 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

October 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no place like home

I'm writing this piece at more than 30,000 feet above Texas on my way home to Ripon and Manteca.

October 06, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Memo to city on downtown: How about it, partner?

If you are among the 30,000 plus people heading downtown this weekend for the 33rd annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair, make sure you take inventory.

October 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca about to get on a better growth course?

Brace yourself for a watershed event.

October 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to correct bad homeless move

Jeff Zellner was right. Manteca made a big mistake.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Storm retention basin development push stalls

The City of Lathrop's goal of having the existing stormwater retention basin adjacent to the Save Mart Shopping Center on Harlan Road developed appears to be stalled.

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon emergency vehicle car show Saturday

It's been 27 years since the Ripon Police Department and the Menlo Park Police Department first started hosting their annual emergency vehicle car show in the community center park on Fourth Street – highlighted with most of the vehicles driving through city streets with red lights and sirens.

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop may make water conservation rules permanent

The City of Lathrop was diligent in taking steps to meet the State of California's mandated water reductions when the state's most recent drought hit its peak last year.

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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Hollywood embraces instant guilt

If you have a hankering to visit Hollywood, you might want to do so soon.

November 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5-seond rules, Halloween candy & poison

I do not have a five-second rule.

October 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yosemite fee hike woefully inadequate as it is proposed

We are loving Yosemite National Park to death.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


General plan touches on dam failures

New Melones Dam failing - a highly unlikely event - is one of the safety hazards that are outlined in the Manteca general plan designed to guide ...

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High band playing at DC events

The 32-member Ripon High School Marching Band is one of four picked from throughout the nation to play in Washington, D.C., on Veterans Day ...

October 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Santa Run added to downtown Christmas

A 5 kilometer Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 2, has been added to the downtown Christmas holiday festivities as a fundraiser for the City of ...

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping eye on hot spots

Surveillance cameras being deployed in the coming weeks could change the dynamics of how Manteca Police eventually deal with hot spots for crime.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More ado about taking knee

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 28, 2017 | | Local Columns


The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.

October 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You paying for their screw- ups? That’s the PG&E way

It's been just over seven years since a seemingly normal September evening was shattered when a PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno ...

October 27, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


How about Stockton-SF International?

Amazon knows where Stockton is.

October 27, 2017 | | Local Columns


Will Manteca’s leaders keep their promise?

A waterpark resort deal - with upwards of $15 million in municipal funds using primarily redevelopment agency bond proceeds for a variety of related infrastructure projects ...

October 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rematch of ‘14 DeBrum-Cantu mayoral race on tap for 2018?

Now that Steve DeBrum has announced he's seeking a second term as Manteca's mayor in the November 2018 election, the big question needs ...

October 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC fiddles with PG&E as California burns

This is not a good time to be a PG&E stockholder - or a California Public Utilities Commission apologist for that matter.

October 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thanking Comcast for getting me to cut the cable

I haven't watched TV now for four weeks and I'm loving it.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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