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The assault on low-skill jobs via higher minimum wages, automation

The problem isn't the minimum wage.

January 31, 2014 | | Local Columns


The running joke among John Geurin's buddies is that the retired 60-year-old could catch a fish anywhere.

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns

The dangers of getting rid of tenure

I had several great teachers, a few mediocre teachers, one real bad teacher, and mostly good teachers during 13 years in public schools.

January 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Not intimidated by free thinkers

The Bible tells Christians to, "Always be prepared to give an answer (defense) to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." I Peter 3:15

January 30, 2014 | By JIM BENEDICT Calvary Community Administrative pastor | Local Columns

Visit the river . . . while it’s still there

"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."

January 29, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns

Our biggest water hog is Delta Smelt

Delta Smelt, the 5- to 7-centimeter fish that tends to hang around the Tracy pumps, is California's biggest consumer of water.

January 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Professor offers to speak at any church

I'd like to thank the Stanislaus Humanists for inviting me to speak on Jan. 15 at the Manteca Library. And I'd like to thank all of the people from Manteca who came out either to hear me speak, or to participate in the events outside the building that night.

January 29, 2014 | By MATT McCORMICK California State University, Sacramento Philosophy Professor | Local Columns

More oil trains fuel debate on railroad safety

Moving oil and its byproducts such as gasoline is inherently dangerous.

January 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Obama versus the Constitution

President Barack Obama has now revealed that he unilaterally plans to use executive orders to "bypass" Congress. His shocking words were: "We are not just going to be waiting for legislation ... I've got a pen and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward."

January 27, 2014 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns

‘Leave it to Beaver’ gives way to ‘Lame acting Bieber’

Remember the good old days?

January 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca is winning the war on crime

Barry Blackburn is retiring after 27 years and one month of protecting people and property in Manteca

January 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Editor's note: Tony Lam graduated from Sierra High School some 10 years ago and is now working as a real estate professional in Hong Kong. While a high school student he worked part time at Kahl Photography Studio assisting in wedding assignments and was a charter member of the Manteca Rotary Interact Club.

January 23, 2014 | By TONY LAM Sierra High grad | Local Columns

Following in the footsteps of Pat O’Leary

Hello, Manteca. . . The Bulletin has given me the honor and privilege of writing a weekly "Man About Town" column. Born and raised in this town, I carry all the pride (and at times sadness), that comes with being a Mantecan. . . Sentiments such as "I miss the old Manteca" or "There's nothing to do here" or "I have to get outta here!" have become standard water cooler talk. And though I love being nostalgic and often want to get out these sentiments have grown trite and pervasive. This column will tout the merits, and showcase the people and places that ...

January 23, 2014 | By Chris Teicheira Manteca to a 'T' | Local Columns

How DiCaprio is single-handedly wiping out clean air gains by Ford

Leonardo DiCaprio is part of the "green" green crowd.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Great Wolf, the race for mayor & public debate

Manteca City Council campaigns in recent election cycles have been fairly tame and predictable.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Building a future for high school students while addressing housing needs

Manteca needs affordable housing.

January 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Welcome to Portland: Where the guy with the knife is running away

I don't ever plan on leaving California.

January 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Bank on them not growing with the little guy

Opening your own savings account as a kid was once a rite of passage.

January 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Library Park homeless ‘occupation’ has abated

The homeless aren't "occupying" Library Park as they used to do.

January 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The deals: Great Wolf vs. Amazon

The deal of the century - at least from the perspective of the City of Manteca at this point in time - is in what apparently are ...

January 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon cuts water use in December by 15 percent

Wet weather has pelted the area with more rain in the forecast.

January 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Truck traffic prompts rehab of Harlan Road

Travelers along Harlan Road over the course of the next two months might be subjected to delays as the city works to repair the extensive ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month

The big decision about whether Manteca Unified will go ahead with all-weather tracks and a new Bermuda-hybrid style grass playing surface at each of its ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


He always said was just a farm boy from Kansas.

January 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Let there be light

Is downtown too dark when it comes to public parking lots after the sun goes down?

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns

Gentlemen: We need more of them today

The world needs more gentlemen.

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns

‘Two’ roads better than one for Raymus Parkway

It started out more than a decade ago as a four-lane expressway designed to move a high volume of cars around the ultimate southern edge ...

January 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly

Twenty-seven miles east of Hollister in the heart of earthquake country is where California High Speed Rail could meet its Waterloo.

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

One man’s crumbs is another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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