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Making living affordable in Manteca for Bay Area folks

Leonard Smith is worried that Manteca doesn't have options for homeless housing - and more importantly an action plan that realistically will be implemented - in the latest version of the Manteca Fairy Tales better known as the affordable housing portion of the general plan housing update.

August 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Longing for old Manteca

I've recently taken up the habit of walking my dog in the subdivision across the street from my house. I never did it before I left for college, but now that my dog's fatter (than he already was), I figured it's the responsible thing to do.

June 25, 2015 | By Lawrence Silveira | OPINION

Finding out about life in Death Valley

Black Friday was a tad grey for me - as in Grey Canyon.

December 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The measles are back

No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.

September 29, 2014 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | OPINION

Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Deciding which startups are OK

I've never used Airbnb. I'm not proud of my failure to dive into the sharing economy. I know it's largely a function of middle age - I don't want to sleep in a stranger's spare bedroom, even if it's cheap - and of years of parlaying hotel rewards programs to my advantage. My first reaction when I heard about ride service startups Uber and Lyft was that they enjoy an unfair advantage over cabbies, who have to jump through hoops and pay huge fees to do what "sharing" kids do on the fly.

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION

A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for "Goofiest Politicos in America."

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION

Memo to Cowsills:Cover my head with hair? If that were the only place, I’d be happy

I admit I'm a candidate for the missing link.

August 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Greetings from the IRS: Infernal Retribution Service


May 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Obama’s media co-conspirators

How does President Barack Obama, a man of such keen intelligence, with such promise to "change" America, find himself in so much serious trouble?

May 26, 2013 | | OPINION

This Bud’s for you: Less beer, more can

Anyone who says that America has lost its innovative edge in technology and manufacturing hasn't chugged a can of Bud recently. The buzz is back, baby!

May 26, 2013 | | OPINION

Larry Page and his goog- goog- googley eyes

Get ready for the invasion of the Barneys.

May 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

‘TV will be a lot less gay’

The annual network list of canceled primetime shows cannot be pleasing to the progressives who measure shows based on their cultural and political usefulness. "TV Will Be a Lot Less Gay Next Year," the commissars complained at They counted 11 canceled shows that featured regular gay characters.

May 20, 2013 | | OPINION

Boys & girls should shower separately

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 20, 2013 | | OPINION

Is City of Manteca ‘doing the right thing?’

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 04, 2013 | | OPINION

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