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LAFCo forcing SSJID to spend $1.9M on effort to lower rates

It's been 44 months since the South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission for permission to sell retail electricity to customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon at rates 15 percent below PG&E prices.

April 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A Marshall Plan to fight Manteca crime

Bruce Lownsbery is by all standards a thoughtful man.

April 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BMX track reopens with Strider track

Municipal staff cut through the red tape to allow the Spreckels Park BMX track to reopen Thursday with the Strider track intact.

April 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A lost wallet led to snipe hunt in yard

I used to find it amusing when my mom would misplace her wallet.

April 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next generation of Del Webb homes

There is a reason why Del Webb was able to sell almost three out of every 10 new homes in Manteca during the past five years of The Great Recession.

April 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca home burglaries up 41.79 percent

The number of residential burglaries continued to climb in Manteca during March.

April 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Traffic too fast on Cottage Ave? It’ll get worse

If you think people drive too fast on Cottage Avenue and elsewhere in Manteca, just wait.

April 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remove ‘bumps’ & BMX track reopens

Removing a series of "bumps" that max out at two feet in height will allow the re-opening of the Spreckels Park BMX track that was chained off Monday by the City of Manteca.

April 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Paper or plastic may soon drop from vernacular

No one seemed to be happy when the days of Manteca's unlimited garbage came to an end.

April 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City locks kids out of BMX track

Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is a classic case of making a mountain out of a molehill.

April 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Feeling overtaxed? General Electric & the Oracle aren’t

The Great American nightmare is over.

April 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Restrooms + tourists = money

The sound of flushing toilets one day is expected to help cash registers ring.

April 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doom & gloom? It’s really a wonderful world

It was a honeymoon with plenty of pain.

April 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Container firm expands in Manteca

A vacant building in the Manteca Industrial Park is getting new life as a green-friendly container production plant for Oakland-based Ecologic Brands.

April 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


23 months later, still no crosswalk

Twenty three months ago residents south of Woodward Park petitioned the City Council for a crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive.

April 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CHARACTER PILLARS

Home Depot volunteers have helped give the front of the Manteca Boys & Girls clubhouse a more kid friendly look while at the same time helping ...

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Funds sought for 120 Bypass pedestrian overcrossing

Manteca plans on applying for Measure K sales tax funds to help build what is arguably the most ambitious project ever undertaken in Manteca to ...

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Bev Housden 20 years ago vowed to do what she could to make sure every family in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could share in the ...

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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