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MANTECA’S NUMBER: 3.9%

Manteca set the trend when it comes to controlled growth in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2,852 homes built during past 8 years in Manteca

It took Escalon 164 years to reach its current population of 7,388.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca grade for affordable housing: ‘D-‘

Classes start Thursday.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Truck stop flap: 1,100+ voters threaten to shoot themselves in foot

Perhaps the San Ramon-based political action committee known as California Future Fund should step up its campaign to make Lathrop safer and pressure the City Council to find a way to shut down Joe's Travel Plaza if they really believe truck stops are massive crime magnets.

July 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


APARTMENT RENTS FOR ALMOST $2,000

If you haven't apartment hunted in Manteca since 2008, brace yourself for sticker shock.

July 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ALMOND AVALANCHE

Almond growers' relentless drive to reduce water use predating the current severe drought is paying big dividends.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Widespread’ use of illegal fireworks in Manteca

It isn't what one would call a bombshell: The official recap of Fourth of July events in Manteca being presented to the City Council Tuesday tags the use of illegal fireworks as "widespread."

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

Traffic flow before and after school - as well as student safety - will be significantly enhanced when students return to classes on Aug. 4 at five of the older elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


KILLER ON THE LOOSE?

It is an irony that isn't lost on Doris Morgan.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wine Group plans to build big warehouse

The Wine Group - the world's second largest winery based on volume - is planning to build a 510,000-square-foot warehouse for wine storage on the southeast corner of East Highway 120 and Murphy Road in rural Ripon.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KIDS’ ZONE RETURNS

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday's Kids' Drive-In party being staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight so far seek two openings in Manteca

The November Manteca City Council election could be one for the record books.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Wail of dozens of police sirens & toilet flushing

One of the most unique car shows in the 209 takes place today from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ripon ...

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


6,000 more students by 2020?

Conditions exist that could increase Manteca Unified enrollment by 25 percent to top 30,000 students by 2020.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race

Let's be very clear on one point: What you are about to read is not being uttered, whispered or blogged by any of the ...

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: Manteca delivers

I am currently paying $19.78 a month for solid waste collection.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAVING A BALL

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh leads pack raising $41K so far

Gary Singh is the biggest benefactor of campaign donations - $41,126 - so far in the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council race.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites

Nothing is more amusing than to see bi-partisan indignation picking the low hanging fruit to make it look as if the government has your best ...

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$10.89 A MONTH GARBAGE HIKE

Manteca's 12-year run without a rate hike for garbage collection is about to come to an end.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACORN LEAGUE SPROUTS

Big things are growing from the new Acorn League.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


tale of 2 websites

The $57,500 question: Does Manteca need to revamp its new website?

September 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Obamacare doesn’t add up for some

This is not a holier than thou column. I'm not. Nor is this gloating. Healthcare needs in this country - defined by cost and results ...

September 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEW WATER SOURCE?

Part of Manteca's future water supply may be heaven sent.

September 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drug incidents down 39.2% at Manteca Unified campuses

The Manteca Unified war on drugs is making progress.

September 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Little Johnny & the Dysfunctional Family City

Little Johnny is 8 years old.

September 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The bogeyman & bogeywoman aren’t on boob tube tonight

I don't fear for America.

September 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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