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It’s a no brainer. J.W. Ledford Jr. paid the price

There is a price to pay for everything we do in life.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


22 YEARS & COUNTING

Downtown Manteca is a good place to do business.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Honoring Ken Hafer, the man who preserved Manteca’s roots

Saturday is filled with plenty to do in Manteca.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


App helps sharpen city response

Is there graffiti in Manteca that needs removal? There's an app for that.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Railroading high speed rail thru the system

You've got to love Sacramento's sense of humor.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRIBUTE REMEMBERS THE FALLEN

The price paid for our security and freedom is reflected in the faces and stories of California's 750 fallen in the Global War on Terror along with poignant handwritten notes from loved ones that are being incorporated into this year's Manteca Memorial Day ceremonies.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FREEWAYS AREN’T FREE

Manteca will need to spend at least $159 million from local sources to pay for three new interchanges, upgrades to three existing interchanges and to widen overcrossings on Louise Avenue and Cottage Avenue to four lanes.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Body cameras may not give whole picture

Police body cameras may not tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The good old days when snow was black & white

Sixty years ago a typical TV screen was no bigger than a laptop encased in a wooden box the size of a Mini-Cooper weighing slightly less than the front line of the New England Patriots. A TV was as easy to move as a king sized mattress up three flights of stairs.

May 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City Council: Conserving water now way of life

Never do it on a Monday.

May 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRUMP CARD: GOOD TASTE

There's no crying over fat free chocolate milk in Manteca Unified schools.

May 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Spreckels Park BMX track is a Manteca success story

LAUREL TO ANDERSON 209 BMX RACE TEAM as well as the City of Manteca plus developers Mike Atherton and Bill Filios for the continuing success story known as Spreckels Park BMX track.

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for the Manteca City Council to step up

The Manteca City Council has a chance to show they mean business, right past failures, deliver on a longstanding promise to make growth pay its own way, to strengthen the city's financial well-being, to keep the economy going by assuring infrastructure for future growth is guaranteed, to deliver on campaign promises, improve traffic, and to protect the quality of life in Manteca.

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Volunteers needed Thursday to place 7,000 crosses

Pastor Mike Dillman is asking for volunteers to turn out Thursday at 9 a.m. to help put in place 7,000 crosses as part of a month-long remembrance of those who have died serving America in the Global War on Terror.

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DA vows faster review of officer involved shootings

Nothing - notes San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar - is swept under the rug when it comes to investigating a shooting involving a law enforcement officer.

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New life for old business park?

Be nimble, be quick.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s two best bets for job generation

Memo to Manteca City Council: When it comes to job generation, the ball is in your court.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


NO SUMMER BREAK

Classes start in two weeks at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an ...

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delicato plans two August wine events

Do you enjoy the grape?

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SUTTER’S FORT

SACRAMENTO - The cradle of modern-day California civilization is not San Francisco or Los Angeles.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable ...

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget cuts needed to cover raises

The deal has been done with the Manteca Educators Association for a new contract.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEES MAY KILL HOTEL DEAL

Poag & McEwen has been talking with chains seeking to build a second 125-room hotel across from the Hampton Inn Suites at The Promenade Shops at ...

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Marjie Thomas: Being golf pro not easy money

One of the biggest Manteca urban legends - if you can call it that - was that the late Alan Thomas was rolling in the money during ...

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Expansions retain & add 984 jobs

The ability of Manteca employers to expand their operations in the past year has retained and added a combined 984 jobs.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca

Here's a novel idea.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nile Garden, Lincoln expanding?

Growth pressures are setting up a Manteca Unified board decision in the coming months that could increase the size of two existing elementary campuses - Lincoln ...

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will fees kill SaveMart store?

A $150 million interchange that Manteca leaders have no inkling of how they will pay to fund could end up killing a long-awaited SaveMart store ...

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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