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GETTING IN SHAPE

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a week I'm not too sure whether he'd bust out laughing or have a heart attack.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Street fair carnival opens for 8 day run

Manteca's 21st edition of the Crossroads of California is a week away but the fun has already begun,

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS

Youth ages 6 through 18 are invited to stop by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club next Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, to get a sampling of what the club has to offer.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities to adopt policies that are much ado about nothing?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Expressway: Push to drop it from plan?

Is it time to "un-ring" the bell when it comes to Raymus Expressway?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 price tag the city paid.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignored its flood policies

Had Manteca followed its own general plan adopted in 2003, all of the homes built south of the 120 Bypass straddling Airport Way would have been built on berms or stilts so that the lowest floor was at least one foot above the 200-year flood plain.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City drops consultant hired by Elena Reyes

A cornerstone of City Manager Elena Reyes' first - and only - significant initiative has been quietly dropped.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Workshop Thursday on future of Manteca

Manteca will be closing in on - if not exceeding - 120,000 residents when the year 2040 rolls around.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

Good news and bad news is coming this way.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AFFORDABLE HOUSING? IN MANTECA?

Vista Verde Apartments is a well-kept, low-key complex on Eastwood Avenue in north Manteca.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Summer & life’s little pleasures

Summertime and the livin' is easy

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf course subsidy jumps to $320,000

The Manteca Golf Course needs financial help.

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STILL DIGGING OUT

Three Sierra passes that are typically open by Memorial Day weekend are still blocked by snowdrifts that Caltrans crews report are as high as 40 ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I’m proud that Katelyn, Ashley & Rein call me ‘Papa’

I've been called many things over the years. More than a few of the words used wouldn't be fit for what a once ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tribute to fallen opens for 4 days

The faces of California's 750 plus who have fallen in the Global War on Terror along with notes penned by loved ones they left ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Has Manteca’s homeless problem really gotten worse?

The homeless problem has gotten worse in Manteca.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD: $92.6M maintenance backlog

School's almost out for the summer.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lincoln Pool opens for 3-day weekend

Manteca Parks & Recreation is opening the Lincoln Pool for Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29 from noon to 6 p.m. each day.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will new fee kill waterpark resort plan?

The failure of a consultant to study the specific impacts of resorts and hotels has created proposed transportation fees - if adopted by the City Council ...

May 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


About that 20 cent refund from Doctors Hospital

There was a day when 20 cents would buy you 20 pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. Today those two same dimes will buy you two ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA UNIFIED RATES A-

Superintendent Jason Messer gives Manteca Unified an "A minus" for its efforts in educating students.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Market & Music starts 2017 run this evening

If you're looking for a way to cool off after the high flirts with 100 degrees today, Joann Beattie has a suggestion - check out ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteer shortage for Manteca’s flag effort

The chances are good that hundreds of the 2,400 flags that typically line the streets of Manteca on Memorial Day will be missing because ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THEY ARE MANTECA

Ten men and women who helped weave the social and economic fabric of the community are now part of the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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