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Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here's some advice: If you're going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don't do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


WORLD WAR II MURAL

Manteca's Fourth of July some 74 years ago was tempered by fear.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless & Manteca property crime

My neighbor had an unexpected visitor recently.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Packing on the pounds

San Joaquin County residents are getting fatter.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Copper theft still big problem

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows just how brazen copper thieves can get.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brisk sales at Atherton means model homes are now for sale

By DENNIS WYATT

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca plans aerial fireworks, parade, breakfast & celebration

The forecast calls for 101 degrees in Manteca on the Fourth of July.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Coming this fall: Going Digital tours

Manteca Unified is launching educational tours for community members this fall to help people understand how the Going Digital initiative is being used to enhance learning in the classroom.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids?

Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernandez: Build satellite libraries

Vince Hernandez believes the time has come for serious movement toward the city expanding Manteca's library facilities.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAVING SUGGESTIONS

Enforcement and rebates to save water are trumping further restrictions so far in the Manteca Citizens Committee on Water Conservation's deliberations.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID won’t sign curtailment documents

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is not going to sign documents that say they will comply with the curtailment order issued to pre-1914 water right holders nearly two weeks ago by the state Department of Water Resources.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fant’s implication doesn’t ring true about other trustees

Trustee Sam Fant likes to keep implying that most of the Manteca Unified School District board has "never been tested in an election."

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


High speed rail crossroads

Manteca is on track to be impacted by high speed rail.

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELPING HOMELESS

The homeless - especially families, mothers, and children - are hard to tell apart from those who have a permanent roof over their heads that they can ...

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bill: Allow homeless to sleep in vehicles

The homeless in Manteca often sleep in vehicles - both at night and during the day.

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California’s training wheels for young adults

If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No room(s) in Manteca

Representatives from McWhinney Development - the firm looking to invest upwards of $200 million to build a Great Wolf Resort in Manteca - were in town earlier ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FRENCH CAMP

Editor's note: This is an occasional series marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Manteca Unified School District.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The missing yellow plates along Louise

A reader wanted to know why the Louise Avenue corridor enhancement project undertaken by the City of Manteca didn't include installing the yellow metal ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The goal: Saving green

Reducing the carbon footprint of Manteca Unified School District is as much about saving green as it is being green.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones draining down to 1991 levels

The New Melones Resevior is continuing to slip toward puddle status.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRUSTEE DRAIN RESIGNS

Nine months after voters dumped two incumbents their replacements are no longer on the Manteca Unified School District board.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


S. Manteca likely site for next school

The next new school to be built in Manteca Unified will in all likelihood be built south of Woodward Avenue.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop flushing money

Manteca businesses - especially restaurants - may be flushing money down the drain.

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SLOW DOWN

Twice in two years pedestrians have been killed in Manteca after being struck by drivers who said they were "blinded" by the sun as they ...

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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