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Foreclosure rate almost back to normal

Good news.

February 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Tighter water rules possible

Watering yards every other day during restricted hours and doing such things as employing quick-acting nozzles to wash cars won't cut it when it comes to Manteca residents conserving water.

February 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Let me tell you about the very rich’

It draws attention.

February 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E keeps them in the dark

The order had been made. The bill paid. And the lights are still out.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless turn dugout into toilet

It's pretty disgusting most days when players arrive to practice at the refurnished Lincoln Park baseball field.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What’s a few loose ends?

What's good for the goose should be good for the gander.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘Malling’ of America’s community standards

Orem is a tidy city at the base of the Wasatch Range.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The mother of all teardowns?

Manteca's highest profile home - the opulent 30,000-square-foot mansion built by grape broker Michael Hat - could become a high priced teardown.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Internet is for the ‘Flappy Birds’

It was driving Sawyer slightly crazy.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gearing up for 200-year flood

Get ready for a 200-year flood.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former school sites proposed for 58 homes

Two parcels once set aside for elementary school sites may soon have the sound of nails being hammered to create 58 new homes.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis working on his memoirs

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis is in the process of writing his memoirs with the help of Caroline Lambert.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights: Trusting your government & not theirs

There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wonder what he’d pay for a dairy cow?

You can bet Jason Messer's wife doesn't let him go grocery shopping alone.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


SSJID leery of state’s intentions

One of California's water rights gurus says the state wants to protect senior water rights such as the ones held by South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

April 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Twin Tunnels: Hetch Hetchy water impacts on steroids

California is in the third year of a severe drought.

April 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s goal: 5th fire station, new police office

Manteca needs to restore police and firefighting staffing to prerecession levels.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cemeteries, growing up, death & life

I'd venture to say that I view cemeteries a bit differently than most people.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID taking delivery of federal power

Electricity generated at federal facilities will start powering the South San Joaquin Irrigation District offices and a portion of the agency's pumps starting in 2015.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ agency protecting PG&E profits

A lot has happened since June 2009 when South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Area Formation Commission to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steve Winter joining Hall of Fame

Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California may soon be ablaze in orange, red & black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID water outlook is improving

You can go jump into the lake today.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNION RANCH APPEAL

There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

April 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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