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State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California's green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is - the biggest rip-off of the working class and poor in Golden State history.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn -a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VIETNAM WAR MURAL

Manteca is dedicating its 30th mural - a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War - on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street in downtown Manteca.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mathis & Huerta help save the Delta farm

Delta College trustees Cathy Mathis of Manteca and Carlos Huerta of Stockton have saved the farm - the Delta College Farm that is.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Where will elementary classroom capacity go?

The first step Manteca Unified will make in addressing a tidal wave of enrollment growth in the coming years is to determine options that maximize the $45 million they have on hand.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment of the 3.9 percent annual growth cap tied to sewer allocations.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in the city could be generating its own electricity.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of an exercise in futility.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Galgiani makes push to secure $110M for flood protection work

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani is making a push to secure $100 million to provide mandated 200-year flood protection for Lathrop as well as part of Manteca and Stockton.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apartment proposal lacks bus turnout for serving 103 students

Elementary students that would live with their families at the proposed 144-unit Manteca Luxury Apartments on Lathrop Road west of Union Road would be bused some six miles to French Camp School.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sticks with golf model

Manteca is sticking with a proven operational model for the Manteca Golf Course.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘That’s what the police officer keeps asking’

As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a figure was sitting crouched over on the concrete near the fence line of the self-serve fueling station.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Burglar took checks written for senior center activities

A number of checks written for five events and seven classes taking place at the Manteca Senior Center were stolen during a break-in at the city facility earlier this month.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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How Manteca’s council allows public safety to be jeopardized

The Manteca City Council is inadvertently placing the safety of the public and police at risk.

June 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


She’s living proof there’s hope

If you wonder how the homeless try to stay cool on a 100-degree day, just ask Michelle Whittaker.

June 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Petco plans Manteca location

Manteca is getting a third store devoted exclusively to pets.

June 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A VISION FOR AFFORDABLITY

Drive Highway 99 north through Stockton and you'll change any preconceived notions you may have about affordable housing.

June 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


MANTECA SKATES BY

People flock to skate parks in Ripon and Lathrop.

June 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy

Twenty-four times a year I spend upwards of two hours with a needle in my arm donating platelets at what is now the Red Cross ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less manpower, longer response

Manteca Police - despite having two less officers than in 2011 when the city had 7,000 fewer residents and 5,000 less calls for service ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Delta Charter picks up 177 students from within Manteca USD

Delta Charter Schools based in the Tracy area last school year had 177 students that reside within the Manteca Unified School enrolled either in their ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BONUS BUCKS DELIVER

Bonus bucks - the money paid by developers to assure sewer capacity certainty over multiple years - is being tapped to support Manteca's efforts to address ...

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vitality Bowl opening in Manteca

Some people argue Manteca doesn't have the healthy dining options of communities such as Pleasanton, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Pleasant Hill, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Walnut ...

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


dd’s Discounts store opening on Saturday in Manteca

Manteca's newest retailer - dd's Discounts - is opening Saturday, June 24, in the Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's in space once occupied ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HEAT WAVE CANCELS MARKET

What is turning into a record heat wave has prompted the Manteca Chamber of Commerce to cancel the weekly farmers market at Library Park that ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELP ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Two additional Manteca Police in plainclothes will hit the streets starting Friday, July 1, armed with smart phones allowing them to move around Manteca essentially ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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