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Manteca steps up pedestrian safety efforts

Sometime in 2017 there could be two additional intersections along Woodward Avenue with high profile pedestrian crossings such as the one installed earlier this year at Buena Vista Drive.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing

The State Water Control Board's 3,500-page plan to dismantle the Northern San Joaquin Valley economy in a bid for a net gain of 1,000 more salmon holds water about as well as a sieve.

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BROKEN ALLEYS, BROKEN PROMISE

Manteca for years had expected a handout from Uncle Sam to upgrade two deteriorating alleys in downtown along with two municipal parking lots that are in rough shape.

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Health club opening in ex-Best Buy

Fitness Evolution is opening at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stanislaus vote ‘good’ news for 209 region

Stanislaus County is getting on board as a "self-help" county when it comes to road and transit funding.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sewer going solar to cut PG&E bill

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2018.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VIETNAM MURAL PROPSOALS

Renderings from three muralists competing to be commissioned by the Manteca Mural Society to create the Vietnam War mural will be available for review by all veterans and the public on Thursday, Nov. 17.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward gets rep as drag strip

Woodward Avenue is getting a reputation as a deadly place these days.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Flushing toilets & social mores

The runaway train may have stopped just short of the proverbial cliff.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to fill 205 jobs

Manteca jobs paying $15 an hour for 20 hours a week are going begging.

November 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


YOSEMITE IN NOVEMBER

YOSEMITE VALLEY - November is a magical month in Yosemite Valley.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mad Hatter crafting state water policy?

On one hand the state issues a Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan that calls for a massive grab of water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced rivers and says the 209 region can soften the economic impact by pumping more ground water.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


GET READY FOR 64% WATER CUTBACK

Pete Rietkerk wishes he was embellishing the figures.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crosswalk at Pagola & Woodward?

The third crosswalk warning system may go in along Woodward Avenue.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fulfilling Amazon’s bottom line

Call it being sacred straight.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Hall of Fame seeks 2017 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First there was Atlanta, then Manteca

Before there was Manteca or Ripon, there was Atlanta.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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