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Levees protecting Lathrop, SW Manteca get blessing

The levees protecting Lathrop and southwest Manteca have been granted 100-year flood accreditation by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

September 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Edict from lofty Atherton: Fresno looks like Detroit

"Fresno looks like Detroit. It's awful." - Republican governor hopeful Meg Whitman's remarks to the San Jose Mercury News

September 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernandez: Flip Maple traffic flow

The 100 block of North Maple Avenue could end up with traffic going south to north if Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez has his way.

September 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 churches combining forces to help others

More than 1,500 members from three Manteca congregations are skipping Sunday services on Oct. 10.

September 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Four Manteca celebrities dancing for bragging rights

So, who is the better dancer – Manteca Ford owner Phil Waterford, council member Debby Moorhead, Superintendent of County Schools Mick Founts, or Councilman Vince Hernandez?

September 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wayfaring signs exclude chamber among destinations

On Tuesday afternoon a young lady stopped by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce office.

September 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free tutoring gets high marks

The report card is in - Give Every Child a Chance continues to exceed the mark when it comes to helping struggling kids improve in school.

September 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E replaces at-risk natural gas line south of Manteca

PG&E this past summer replaced 2.5 miles of a natural gas pipeline that runs from Woodward Avenue to West Ripon Road south of Manteca. The segment had been ranked its 43rd worst natural gas pipeline segment based on a high risk list compiled by PG&E.

September 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Travel plaza proposed for Roth Road & I-5 site

Plans for a major travel plaza on the outskirts of Lathrop on the southwest corner of the Interstate 5 and Roth Road interchange are being considered Thursday by the San Joaquin County Planning Commission.

September 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What if alcohol- drinking homeless were at Woodward?

It is amazing how our tolerance of the homeless and their "victimless" criminal acts increases significantly the farther we are from them.

September 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stroll down memory lane on Union Road

Sunday's Manteca Historical Society shindig - the 18th annual Barbecue Social - is taking place beneath the trees in the spacious country backyard of Nick and Kristen Founts.

September 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb breaks ground for 49 additional homes

Del Webb at Woodbridge is confident new home sales will remain steady for the age-restricted community during 2011.

September 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Scarecrow contest part of Manteca Pumpkin Fair

The Sunrise Kiwanis are looking for youth groups and individuals who want to try their hand at creating scarecrows for this year's Manteca Pumpkin fair, Oct. 2-3, in downtown Manteca.

September 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gov. Flip Flop, Queen Meg & Proposition 13

Say what you want about Jerry Brown, but when Proposition 13 passed in 1978 he did what he was supposed to do as governor - he did his best to implement it.

September 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca targets rooming houses

Manteca is stepping up its war on drug dealing, prostitution, retail theft and identify theft by increasing its regulatory control over residential hotels/motels and rooming houses.

September 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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