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Count your blessings you’re in Manteca and not Cleveland

Manteca may be at the epicenter of the foreclosure meltdown triggered by liar loans and fueled by greed, but we're still enjoying the good life.

January 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A wedding that makes you reflect

The elaborately detailed writing on the envelope that arrived at my parent's house addressed to me had me baffled at first.

January 16, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Why the Bulletin hasn’t yet mentioned name of off-duty police officer

The story in Wednesday's Manteca Bulletin about a fight at a weekend party, which reportedly involved an off-duty Manteca police officer and his high-school-senior son, ended with the following paragraph:

January 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Barking up wrong tree over dog park delay

Those slamming two of the current council members - Mayor Willie Weatherford and John Harris - for the lack of a dog park in Manteca are barking up the wrong tree.

January 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why class-size reduction needs to be “eliminated’

It's time to protect the franchise.

January 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rickey Henderson & the Oakland A’s

I was feeling a bit nostalgic today upon catching a re-airing of the 1989 American League Championship Series featuring the Oakland Athletics against the Toronto Blue Jays.

January 13, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Those crazy, hazy fog-shrouded days in Manteca

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on little cat's feet.

January 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento could learn a thing or two from Manteca

Folks up in Sacramento should take a tip or two from the Manteca Unified School District.

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Any traffic stop or arrest can be life or death for a police officer

I admit upfront that I have a deep bias when it comes to police.

January 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They just can’t resist putting others down

It was a defining moment.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to focus on Center Street & forget Yosemite

Here's a prediction for 2009.

January 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Baseball still endures as national pastime

As a long-time sports fan, New Year Day 2009 wasn't necessarily about football.

January 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Camping: Grandchildren, people are her hobbies

"Can you imagine going to work every day and doing something you love and getting paid for it?"

January 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Great blessings from humble beginnings

Christmas is all about little things becoming great. A diminutive elf of unknown origins comes in the stillness of night, bringing joy to children throughout the world. A rejected reindeer becomes his brothers' guide. Kids steal the spotlight, while dutiful parents burn the midnight oil to get the stockings hung and presents all in place. And, for the fortunate, snow falls. Christmas grows white as tiny crystalline snowflakes cling together, descending silently like feathers from heaven's angels, blowing in by the billions from the far corners of winter and blanketing the barren earth.

January 02, 2009 | Fr. Dean McFalls St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


The new math, Sacramento style: Why we are in financial trouble

Increased education requirements + no money = how California does business.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca makes rights of some superior to rights of others

I admire the Manteca Firefighters Association and their dedication to raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

June 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world needs more respect not more fences

Forget that fences make good neighbors.

June 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Santa Barbara tragedy & gun laws

I was shocked, saddened, and angered the other day when I read that some crazy guy in Santa Barbara had killed six innocent people before taking his own life.

June 03, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Local Columns


Weaning Manteca general fund off its addiction to bonus bucks

What does $12.3 million buy?

June 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case to make library investment a high priority

Are libraries relevant?

May 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Veterans suffer in blame game

Around 10 years ago – I believe that time is accurate, because as I grow older, time speeds up immensely – I took my mother to the Veteran's Administration outpatient clinic in Redding for an appointment. I remember looking at the clientele in the waiting room thinking how when the waves of post-war casualties from our then- (and now-) current conflict starting hitting the VA system how much it would be overrun and over-burdened.

May 31, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


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