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Reclaimed water for Woodward

Recycled water could be keeping the turf at Woodward Park - and other large grassy areas south of the 120 Bypass - green within the next two to three years.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pilates + Yoga

Nicole Perales once believed that to get a full-body workout it required high intensity aerobics mixed with weights.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Assaults continue on veterans’ center

Can Manteca take back Moffat Boulevard?

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Line for flooding, growth

A line is about to be drawn south of Manteca.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LED advertising sign on Bypass before council

Sixteen years after an electronic advertising display atop the Spreckels Park sign along Highway 99 riled El Rancho mobile home park residents across the freeway who complained bitterly about light shining through drawn blinds at night, Manteca is on the verge of clearing the path for a similar sign on the 120 Bypass corridor.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5th fire station on horizon

Manteca within two to three years could have a fifth fire station.

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lawsuit threat won’t derail stadium plans

Threats of a lawsuit and petition drive for an election challenging the collection of Mello-Roos taxes in Weston Ranch won't derail a school board directive for the Manteca Unified staff to move forward with plans to harness those funds to install artificial turf and an all-weather track surface at Weston Ranch High.

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Once a week watering

When you turn the clocks back starting next fall you may have to reprogram your automatic sprinklers.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drivers shear off up to 10 fire hydrants yearly

There is a reason why the City of Manteca has spare fire hydrants at the municipal corporation yard.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Father-daughter dance sells out as 500 clamor for 300 tickets

The hottest ticket in Manteca tonight is to a dance with a cool theme - Manteca Parks & Recreation Department's Father-Daughter Dance.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Minimum wage, maximum pain

California's minimum wage laws are already having severe impacts on Manteca's two leading non-profits - Give Every Child a Chance and the Manteca-Lathrop Boys ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homes may soon border Sedan Ave.

Manteca's first residential project aimed at serving four distinct income brackets of home buyers is being proposed on 339 acres stretching from a point ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fireworks on 4th at Woodward?

Manteca's Independence Day celebration at Big League Dreams sports complex has been a dud of sorts when it comes to attendance to the activities ...

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford joining Manteca Hall of Fame

Phil Waterford - a businessman driven to serve the less fortunate in the community - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE coming down the tracks?

Altamont Corridor Express trains will start running down the tracks to downtown Manteca, Ripon and Modesto if the California High Speed Rail Authority votes to ...

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


South County Savior

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role ...

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW WATER SOURCE FOR COURSE

Menlo Park's exclusive Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club knows the value of reclaimed wastewater.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$500 fines possible for water abuse

Stricter water rules are now in place for Manteca residents and businesses.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ex-Lathrop chamber CEO hosts book release event

Former Lathrop Chamber of Commerce CEO Mary Kennedy-Bracken is conducting a book release party on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m ...

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PITCHER PERFECT

Most of the time, a three-hitter with eight strikeouts will yield a win for a pitcher.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Grassroots downtown plan

A low-key proposal to establish a partnership between the city, businesses, and property owners to breathe new life into downtown has been outlined by the ...

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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