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How Manteca tax dollars sent Dick’s Sporting Goods to Modesto mall

Dick's Sporting Goods is opening in Modesto's Vintage Faire Mall instead of Manteca's Orchard Valley.

May 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca must stop businesses from harming neighborhoods

There's a business down the street from your home.

May 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Water park resort: Is it Manteca’s Great Wolf Hope?

Great Wolf Resort is currently conducting extensive talks with the City of Manteca about the possibility of building a 400- to 600- room hotel, indoor water park, and convention center on municipal land immediately west of Costco.

April 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Jobs coming to Manteca-Lathrop via the railroad

Curse the trains that pass through Manteca and Lathrop if you must but keep in mind they are arguably the catalyst that will generate the most jobs in the coming years in both communities.

April 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Wish made by some politicians for $5 a gallon gas may come true

Dizziness followed by a nauseous feeling is the risk you take these days if you pump gas and watch the dial spin around.

April 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


YouTube, graphic footage & instant gratification

At one point shortly past midnight Sunday when a brawl broke out in the bar at the Strike Zone a man who appeared to be a bouncer turned to a customer who was videotaping the fight and told him he should post it on YouTube.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Clean restrooms going the way of 45-cent gasoline?

There was a time not too long ago when gas sold for 45 cents a gallon.

April 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Free market for taco trucks while its socialism for Lathrop restaurants

Give Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos points for being willing to do the politically incorrect thing and question the wisdom of giving "breaks" to those who are "only trying to make a living" selling food from vending trucks.

March 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Del Webb offers a lesson in how to fight blight

It is a never ending story.

January 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Fiddling over Maple Avenue while downtown burns

It's time to lay all of the cards on the table.

December 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Massive tax breaks go to biggest takers of bailout money

You have a lot at stake on what Congress does in the next few days regarding tax rates.

December 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Lighting up the season in In Manteca

Like gnats to a porch light on a hot summer night people can't resist Christmas lights.

November 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Small communities show they have big hearts

The letter was simply addressed to the Manteca Bulletin with a hand-written note that it was mailed attention to my name.

October 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Prop. 19: A bad trip for California

I have just one question after reading the voters pamphlet for the Nov. 2 election - what were they smoking when they wrote Proposition 19?

October 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


To privatize or not shouldn’t be only question

It's time to write a new chapter for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System.

October 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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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


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