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Manteca city workers should no longer do LMD work

It is time for the City of Manteca to get out of the landscape maintenance district business when it comes to the manual labor aspects.

September 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


29 AUTO BURGLARIES

Criminals went on a spree in the wee hours on Wednesday smashing car windows to commit 29 auto burglaries.

September 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $35,000 QUESTION

The San Joaquin Partnership in the first six months of this year pitched three properties in Manteca to six prospective employers.

September 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CITY MIA ON ATHERTON GAP?

Manteca's inability to construct 4,100 feet of Atherton Drive that was once fully funded five years ago is trying the patience of at least one Manteca City Council member.

September 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sam Fant: Mug shots & head shots

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

September 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Idling, drive thru windows & SJ air quality

On a billboard heading east on 11th Street outside Tracy toward Interstate 5 you will see a larger-than-life photo of San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob Elliott.

September 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CASWELL STATE PARK

Now that the summer crowds are thinning out and the temperatures are peaking in the 80s instead of past the century mark, it is a good time to visit Caswell State Park.

September 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


58 new homes started in August

Manteca builders started 58 homes in August - including four model homes - bringing the total so far for 2017 to 373 single family homes.

September 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum's effort to forge a stronger working relationship with the business community to retain and attract new jobs is moving forward.

September 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Out-of-district kids of teachers, no one else can attend MUSD

If you live outside the Manteca Unified School District and you want your child to attend a MUSD school you are out of luck - unless you are a school district employee.

September 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fighting crime in Manteca: Enforce property upkeep

Do you want to see a lasting reduction in drug-related crimes, property crimes, and blight?

September 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snow hill coming to Library Park

It's only expected to reach 99 degrees today so that means only one thing - it's time to think about Christmas.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GRIFFIN PARK HOUSING

Manteca's largest ever residential development -1,532 proposed homes on 333.66 acres - builds on promises four local builders made nearly 20 years ago.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High may grow up

Ethel Allen could be the first new school built in Manteca Unified in more than a decade.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When did kids screaming in stores become OK?

I want to make it clear. Just because I'm closing in on 62 doesn't make me an old fuddy duddy. Apparently I was an old fuddy duddy when I was 19.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Manteca less safe?

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a ...

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA DOES IT AGAIN

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a ...

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL

Manteca's elected leaders facing a daunting unfunded pension liability could get a better handle on future debt and bring stability to city finances down ...

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca

The uproar this past week over a city coding error that sent Janis Music a $700 bill for false alarms that turned out to actually ...

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

If you don't think Manteca Unified is listening to the community, parents and students - guess again.

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take out a fire hydrant and it’ll cost you

At least 10 times a year someone manages to take out a City of Manteca fire hydrant.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City hiring 2nd resource officer to deal with homeless issues

A retiring Manteca Police officer will help augment the city's efforts to steer homeless that want help to available resources as well as address ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Santa's helpers do double duty as Manteca Recreation Department staffers.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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