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Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead confident her lead will hold

There are still thousands of provisional votes from the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council election to count.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca to state: No way

The Manteca City Council fears the proposed Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan will jeopardize municipal drinking water and imperil not just agriculture but the overall Northern San Joaquin Valley economy.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL GOES OUT FOR TURKEYS

Thanksgiving - a day established in the 19th century for Americans to share in the blessings of bountiful harvests - could end up being just another day for hundreds of struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown alleys, zoning moving forward

The Manteca City Council is moving forward with work needed to complete the design plans to upgrade two alleys and a pair of municipal parking lots in the heart of downtown.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Adult ed bouncing back strong

There are fairly decent jobs paying $15 to $23 an hour in the growing Northern San Joaquin Valley distribution center economy that are a tad challenging for employers to fill.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunnyvalley provides 200 Manteca jobs

Bill and Treva Andreetta know how to bring home the bacon to Manteca.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA’S ‘ROCK’WELL CHRISTMAS

Joann Beattie plans to be rocking around the Christmas tree when Dec. 2 rolls around.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Hall of Fame seeks 2017 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First there was Atlanta, then Manteca

Before there was Manteca or Ripon, there was Atlanta.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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