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SSJID: 101 years of making the right moves

Men driven by a vision of bringing prosperity to the sandy plains on the southeast edge of the Delta have put Manteca and its neighbors in Ripon and Escalon in one of the strongest positions in California when it comes to water and power.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Panhandlers: When do you trust them?

Off and on for the past few weeks two different couples have taken a position at the stop sign where Hulsey Drive meets Commerce Drive by In-N-Out Burger. I'd come across them while making my daily Jamba Juice run

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Growth fees & those who keep crying wolf

Should growth pay its own way?

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fisher masters public speaking

One story assignment last week went into greater depth than I expected and left me in awe at the direction life has taken one Ripon resident who loves people and farming almost equally and has become an outstanding public speaker and criminal interviewer.

May 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Backing off on environmental perfection

It will go down as a landmark decision.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Doing wheelies wasting time?

Austen Nunes is Manteca's undisputed wheelie king.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Legislature protects corporations while sticking it to small guys

Decades of lip service, adding on programs and regulations willy-nilly to appease special interest groups whether they are corporate campaign contributors or advocacy groups, and the use of accounting mirrors and borrowing in advance against revenues are about to come to a head.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Those 5,800 crosses represent the men who died for our freedom

A contingent of new American citizens – Assyrians who fled the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to settle in Turlock – will be present for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend commemoration in Manteca at Woodward Park.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Stock market isn’t the only thing in free fall these days

The guy looked to be perhaps 17, if that old. There was nothing unusual at first: Oversized pants about 10 sizes too big, baseball cap on backwards, and tent-sized T-shirt. It was the typical "I'm-making-my-statement" uniform of a teen kid who is much more copycat than original.

May 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Our tendency to vote against people

When Barack Obama arrived at the Oval Office after being sworn in as president, he found that he had been left three gifts from his predecessor.

May 13, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

An amazing invention helps control your dog

There's a wonderful, inexpensive device that can make you a responsible dog owner. It's called a leash.

May 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s between giving birth & the final bow that mothers shine bright

I'll never forget the last time I hugged Mom.

May 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Mountain House: Nothing more than a big subdivision in middle of nowhere

Developers bragged Mountain House was "The Town of Tomorrow" when they broke ground at the dawn of the 21st century on the new community on the edge of the rolling Altamont Hills in western San Joaquin County.

May 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The things Mom will do for her kids

"An Animal's Prayer." A really simple title to a really short poem. But its brevity – it's only four verses, roughly a mere 20 words all together, if that – is what makes it a gem, as far as I'm concerned.

May 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Manteca golf course: Nobody does it better

On February 16 of this year, a presentation was made to our Manteca City Council and staff by Gene Krekorian of Economic Research Associates, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm, concerning the operation of our Manteca Park Golf Course.

May 08, 2010 | By ALAN THOMAS Golf Pro | Local Columns

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Is California driving itself to a crack up?

Remember the 1960s?

January 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Picking up more of tab

Manteca is continuing its southward march.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don't underestimate the value of a dollar.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

West of I-5 bills going up nearly $28

The Lathrop City Council already voted to increase water and sewer rates over the course of the next five years.

January 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Davis answering his final call today

Bob Davis worked his way up through the ranks of the Manteca Fire Department to become a well-loved and respected battalion chief.

January 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

How medicinal marijuana in Manteca has gone to pot

The odds are at least one - if not more - of the five Manteca City Council members know of someone who is ill that has benefitted ...

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

BLD epicenter of 2016 growth

Where will ground zero for non-residential growth be in Manteca during 2016?

January 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A year shy of two decades since the devastating New Year's floods submerged the Wetherbee Lake community for months, this small residential enclave in ...

January 02, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO Special to the Bulletin | Local Columns

Zapien now represents Lathrop, part of Manteca

Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue, Lathrop, Weston Ranch and a chunk of northwest Stockton have a new representative on the San Joaquin County Board of ...

January 02, 2016 | | Local Columns

Making 2016 more secure financially

Now that 2016 is here you might be finding a few ways to resolve to make this year better than the last.

January 02, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Are they lemons or cantaloupes?

For more than 15 years Debbie Mar has been picking lemons off of the tree in the backyard of her home.

January 02, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Don’t weigh yourself down in 2016

I made a promise to myself on Jan. 1, 1986.

January 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Jerry Brown, Waterloo & round two of Delta follies

It's back to the future for Gov. Jerry Brown.

December 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

California: Do the crime and do no time

I do not know much about Jeffrey Alan Berry.

December 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Growing up as a free range kid

I confess. I was a free range kid.

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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