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Snow lingers but conserving water is ongoing concern

It looks like early June on the slopes of the 11,459-foot Sonora Peak - the farthest point eastern point on the Stanislaus River watershed that eventually sends water through Manteca and Lathrop faucets and to farms for irrigation via SSJID canals.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Board OKs longer time for public comments

Leo Bennett-Cauchon is no stranger to the lectern at a Manteca Unified Board of Education meeting.

July 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


WENT FROM 60 TO 660

Carlon Perry - a former Manteca mayor who led the effort to secure a permanent home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 and to increase membership 11-fold - is stepping down as post commander today at noon.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DOUBLING 120/99 FLOWS

Capacity for traffic transitioning between the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 heading to and from Ripon would double in volume under a Caltrans plan.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky the Squirrel & transgenders

I was stunned.

July 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users

Manteca needs to double down in its battle against the proliferation of illegal fireworks.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From basement to penthouse

The first time I had jury duty – and the only time that I was ever called back to actually speak before a judge prior to voir dire – was the summer after I had turned 18.

July 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the month.

July 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in your closet.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an average of at least 20 miles, or probably three to three and a half million acres!" - William Brewer in his book, "Up and Down California in 1860 - 1864"

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable wage."

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s Hat Mansion will be no more

I know that this isn't going to be a popular opinion, and I'm okay with that.

July 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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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


Manteca cuts water use 14% during Sept.

Manteca is not doing as an effective job at conserving water based on 2013 consumption than its neighbors in terms of straight percentage.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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