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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 realize the latest solution for congestion woes is woefully inadequate.

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 & Girls Club.

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 north of Woodward Avenue south to Sedan Avenue bordering the west side of South Main Street/South Manteca Road.

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 prior to the aerial fireworks display.

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 earmark $200 million in state bond money to the project.

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 in supplying Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop with water.

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. at the River Islands at Lathrop Welcome Center, 301 Stewart Road.

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 Manteca Chamber of Commerce.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Tired of your neighborhood looking and sounding like a firefight in Kabul?

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


USING LESS WATER

Manteca is practicing what it preaches in how it manages landscape maintenance districts.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon USD honored as one of state’s top districts

When it comes to providing a good, solid education Ripon Unified means business.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal fireworks sale starts today at noon

Starting at high noon today it will be legal to use safe and sane for 156 consecutive hours in Manteca to midnight on Monday.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Tweets from City of Manteca

Want better communication with Manteca City Hall?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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