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PG&E? Lie? Now that’s a real shocker

uPG&E did not pay any taxes between 2008 and 2010 despite scoring $4.1 billion in profits. During that same time they received $1 billion in tax rebates. It was all thanks to a $79 million lobbying effort of politicians by the firm that last summer spent $10 million on a "we lost our way" advertising campaign to improve their public image.

July 31, 2014 | | Local Columns


Seelye facing conflict of interest questions

Is this a case of conflict of interest?

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Leadership drought in curbing water use in Manteca

Manteca is leaving no stone unturned as it studies the long-term financial risks and economic viability of the Great Wolf Resort proposal to develop a 500-room resort on 30 acres of city-owned land.

July 30, 2014 | | Local Columns


Manteca board going for costly bond option?

Need new carpet?

July 29, 2014 | | Local Columns


Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

July 26, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona

Do not get teary-eyed or enraged thinking about how Joseph R. Wood III died.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reveries of an old man

I dream of being Roger Federer. I always watch his matches and cheer out loud as if it would make a difference in his play.

July 25, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Woodbridge Writers Group | Local Columns


Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

The City of Manteca is the biggest water waster by far.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Combined flea market, yard sale set for Saturday

The Manteca Senior Center Advisory Committee and Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police combined flea market and yard sale is this Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 30 vendors selling garage and new items, from arts & crafts to collectibles inside the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, and SHARP will host the backyard sale directly behind the senior center building. Up for grabs will be items including furniture, sporting goods, household items, toys, electronics, to name a few. Don't miss it!

July 24, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered

There is no middle ground with Jack Snyder. You either like him or you don't.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Breaking up California is so hard to do

Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn't be all that bad.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

"You're going to get sick!"

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


Lathrop leaders urge safer teen driving

It beats out every other disease and external factor as the leading cause of death for 15-18 year olds across the country.

October 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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