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Flo gave Manteca more than 15 minutes of fame

The 1997 New Year's floods was the worst disaster to hit the decade of the 1990s. It put Manteca in the national and international news.

December 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Flooding: Ignorance isn’t bless

It was the defining moment of the January 1997 floods.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Distracted driving entails much more than just cell phones

I made a big mistake Friday.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly duckling transformation for Manteca is now under way

Clarese Anderson's first impression of Manteca wasn't what one might call favorable.

December 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About unions, jobs & Medicare

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 29, 2011 | | Local Columns


Get ready for the Beach Grandpas 2012 reunion tour

"California Girls" is one of my favorite songs.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting rid of unfocused MJC, Delta students

A free education, it is a misnomer if there ever was one.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOR THE BIRDS

Sometime in the early fall, a Manteca Bulletin web site reader commented about rare feathered-friend visitors at Doxey Park in northwest Manteca. The neighborhood park is right next to George McParland Elementary School on Northgate Drive.

December 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


In retrospect, 2011 was a good year for most of us

Just five days to go for 2011.

December 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


iPad 2 helps take you from i-Resist to i-Enthralled

I resisted joining the i-Tech revolution.

December 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Customer support: Abstract concept for some firms

Customer support is perhaps the most laughable term ever coined by corporate types.

December 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thoughtless gifts: From pet rocks to nose hair trimmers

I admit to having plunked down $8 back in 1975 to buy the ultimate gag Christmas gift - The Pet Rock.

December 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dell’Osso holiday lights is a bright idea for fun

It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.

December 23, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The beauty of the season we mistakenly dismiss as dreary

There is something delightfully sinful about jogging in the fog

December 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Phil Waterford et al prove it’s a wonderful life

Bah humbug might be the attitude on Wall Street but not on Main Street.

December 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Picking up more of tab

Manteca is continuing its southward march.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WOODWARD PARK

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


19 YEARS AFTER FLOOD

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


The sibling act & future of California water supplies

Not to rain on Mother Nature's parade, but there are growing indications that the current El Nino that has created an above normal Sierra ...

December 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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