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Manteca catering to housing need of Bay Area

There are more than 12,000 homes on the drawing boards that various developers would like to build in Manteca during the coming years that reflect the Leave it to Beaver American Dream on steroids crossed with a McMansion version of the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


514 more Woodward homes

Manteca's first single family neighborhood featuring all lots smaller than 6,000 feet under zoning changes put in place in 2012 to encourage more affordable housing is before the City Council Tuesday for final approval.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tioga Road opens today

The continuing drought is allowing the opening of the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park for the second earliest time since 1980.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bronson, Drain may face recall

Answering to felony charges in San Joaquin County Superior Court this week is just one of the problems facing embattled Manteca Unified School District trustees Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


VFW seeks $50K loan to furnish Moffat building

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 is asking for a $50,000 loan from the City of Manteca in order to furnish the new Manteca Veterans Center being built on Moffat Boulevard in time for the July 4 grand opening.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to let Delta smelt just die off

What you are about to read is perhaps the most politically incorrect thing you could say during the drought: It is time to let the Delta smelt go.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water revenue drying up

Conserving water has cost Manteca $1,020,300 since July 1.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nears 75,000 mark for population

Manteca - based on trends as of Jan. 1, 2015 - could push 75,000 residents this year.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thomson scores spot in Manteca Hall of Fame

John "Jack" Thomson - among the top 30 California high school coaches for overall baseball wins - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pulling the plug on death penalty

It's come down to this: Death penalty foes who have consistently done everything they can to block California from executing those on death row now want the death penalty declared unconstitutional because the state doesn't put them to death quick enough. They argue lingering on death row for an uncertain execution is cruel and inhumane punishment.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Watering: 3 or 2 days?

Manteca may not reduce the number of days it is OK for businesses, residents, and government agencies to water landscaping from three to two days a week.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jeff Shields retiring as SSJID GM

Jeff Shields plans to retire in mid-October as general manager of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Farmers bear brunt of ‘Great Drought’

It wasn't the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 that was the defining economic development for Manteca in the 1920s.

July 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

Storage at New Melones Reservoir has dropped below 400,000 acre feet for the first time since 1991.

July 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The truth about America can be found in Manteca

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on July 4, 2007.

July 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use by 37% in June

Manteca residents are taking the severe drought - that has sent reservoirs throughout California to record low levels and dropped underground water tables - seriously.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

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

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Will Manteca burn?

Dry grass. Drought stressed landscaping. Shake roofs. Winds expected to be between 10 and 12 mph.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Celebrations set for Ripon & Manteca

A parade, watermelon eating contest, World War II mural dedication, a pancake breakfast, pow wow, and aerial fireworks will mark the Fourth of July in Manteca and Ripon.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to?

I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don't notice very many garage sale signs - if any -from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts as wide spot on road

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

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn't think Christians should hide their faith.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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