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WIN-WIN FOR MANTECA

Almost 85 percent of the $5.7 million cost of three projects aimed at enhancing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians as well as eliminating rough pavement on Yosemite Avenue and Main Street won't be on the dime of Manteca taxpayers.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes

Manteca is pushing its city limits further south to Sedan Avenue.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU DROP-OFF ZONE BIG CONCERN

East Union High's athletic facilities and the general campus layout get high marks.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees

Fear of a levee collapse during a major Northern California earthquake from a yet-to-be-found fault in the Delta is hawked as the moral high ground for tunneling under the key ecosystem on the Pacific Flyway so not a drop of water Los Angeles has commandeered from the Sacramento River watershed is lost in a conjecture of catastrophic proportions.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: A place 78,000 call home

I came home 27 years ago this month.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure

Manteca's water use shot up 25 percent last month compared to January 2017 as much of the state including the Northern San Joaquin Valley appear to be slipping back toward drought conditions.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEEPING MUSD ‘SMALL’

Manteca Unified is school district of 24,500 students on its way to becoming 50,000 students if all of the housing plans in Manteca and Lathrop come to fruition.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PRECARIOUS WATER YEAR AHEAD

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is caught in a Catch-22 that could make water conservation the highest priority in the coming months for farmers as well as the cities of Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnel repackaged by Brown as Myopic Tunnel

Oh, joy.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACT III FOR EL REY

El Rey Theatre is about to go through another rebirth.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


110 YEARS COVERING MANTECA

The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca heading to 76 degrees today; could be 7th straight day of record highs

Should it reach 74 degrees today, Manteca will have recorded seven consecutive days of record highs.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Opioid ‘crisis’: Carte blanche not justified

All life is precious.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Singh: Restrict hours massage parlors operate

Councilman Gary Singh wants a curfew imposed on massage parlors operating in Manteca.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING FORCE FOR MURALS

Charleen Carroll - one of the driving forces behind the largest public arts project in Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Woodward name graces school, reservoir, park

Pioneer Walter J. Woodward was responsible for the ground work for securing water that made it possible for Manteca to grow from a railroad siding ...

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘ZERO HOUR’ ARRIVES

The dedication of the final mural for what is believed to be the nation's only concentration of murals honoring those who fought in America ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biggest MPD need is more patrol officers

Traffic enforcement is a top priority for Manteca Police but that doesn't mean the city's top law enforcement officer will be pushing to ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SEEKING HELP FOR BYPASS

Elected officials as well as public leaders from throughout San Joaquin County are in Washington, D.C., today making a pitch for up to $65 ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Love Manteca coming up short on volunteers

It doesn't seem like much but devoting four hours this Saturday to a variety of projects around Manteca as part of the Love Manteca ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water play feature will be turned on four days a week

The popular interactive water play feature at Library Park that was turned off for four years during the drought before limited use was allowed in ...

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High's modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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