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GRAND SLAM

Ten years this October the first ball was tossed at Big League Dreams - a $30 million sports complex that displaced fields of corn that was being grown for cattle feed using treated wastewater.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD got Manteca into the game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council weans CVB off hotel room taxes

Manteca visitors are expected to spend almost $11 million on hotel rooms - including nearly $1 million in room taxes - in the fiscal year starting July 1.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn't such a thing as an unsafe road.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHRINKING CLASS SIZE

Kindergarten class sizes will start shrinking in August at 30 Manteca Unified elementary schools.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dedication of Korean War mural Saturday

The third segment of what some believe is the only mural project of its kind - an effort to recognize the sacrifices Americans endured in five wars stretching back to World War I - is being dedicated Saturday.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless haven leveled to make way for Chevron

An eyesore on North Main Street that also was a flop house for the homeless was torn down Thursday.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Pot use, credit issues weed out hopefuls

Teens and young adults dreaming of careers in law enforcement might want to be frugal with credit cards and abstain from pot or substances such as ecstasy.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca

Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE BYPASS FIX

The Austin Road overcrossing - the biggest impediment to significantly improving traffic flow on the 120 Bypass - is proposed for replacement by Caltrans in a three-step undertaking to reduce back-ups and improve safety.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MEL’S PACKS ‘EM IN

Manteca Unified students can tinker in MEL'S Garage this summer.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STANISLAUS RIVER

Editor's note: 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.

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who will control water wells in Manteca?

In the coming months the Manteca City Council will need to decide how they want to go about complying with a state mandate to stabilize the use of groundwater.

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon teachers, district struggle over pay hike

Ripon Unified is offering its 150 teachers a 3 percent pay raise.

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum, whum" sound.

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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KIDS’ ZONE RETURNS

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday's Kids' Drive-In party being staged by ...

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight so far seek two openings in Manteca

The November Manteca City Council election could be one for the record books.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Heat wave hits as 20th anniversary of blackout approaches

The current heat wave that started Saturday with the initial day of 100 degree plus heat and is expected to continue through this Saturday comes ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can't - as they say - judge a book by its cover.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified still following civil rights hoop settlement

Ever wonder why Manteca Unified School District started combining varsity basketball games for boys and girls teams on Friday nights?

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘The mountains are calling and I must go’

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War brings major change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: farm woes, fires, floods in ‘quiet decade’

The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife ...

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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