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Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Tired of your neighborhood looking and sounding like a firefight in Kabul?

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


USING LESS WATER

Manteca is practicing what it preaches in how it manages landscape maintenance districts.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon USD honored as one of state’s top districts

When it comes to providing a good, solid education Ripon Unified means business.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that wasn't so ridiculously obvious or the city wasn't already in the process of doing?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal fireworks sale starts today at noon

Starting at high noon today it will be legal to use safe and sane for 156 consecutive hours in Manteca to midnight on Monday.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Tweets from City of Manteca

Want better communication with Manteca City Hall?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to address parks and recreation needs.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon worth it?

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


COME BLOW YOUR HORN FOR EU

It was the sweetest music Jose Baron ever heard.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rule changes keep $500K in flood insurance savings in place

Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kaepernick is right about injustice

"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PAYING 5% LESS

The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2.5 CRASHES A DAY

Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put homeless to work to clean up city; Singh, Patti meet & greets

The story in Friday's Bulletin headlined "Homeless Headway" about the first 30 days of a Manteca Police community resource officer being dedicated to working ...

August 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA LIBRARY

The Manteca Library hasn't been expanded since 1977

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Library expanded in 1977 with aim to serve 32,000

Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DAY TRIPPING RIO VISTA

209 staff reporter

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMELESS HEADWAY

Mike Kelly - the Manteca Police Department's first community resource officer dedicated to addressing homeless issues - has been in his new position for 30 days.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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