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Next mural spotlights family, culture

Manteca's next mural will celebrate family and the community's cultural diversity.

July 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almond crop fetches $134.3 million in 2009

The 47,800 acres in San Joaquin County planted in almonds primarily surrounding Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon yielded 47,300 tons of the nuts in 2009.

July 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California’s future will soon be found down in Monterey

Monterey - the birthplace of California government - was chosen by the Spaniards for that dubious honor in 1777 due to the great natural bay and the ample fresh water from the nearby Carmel River.

July 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready to pay more for permits

Replacing a residential electrical service may soon cost you $148 in municipal building inspection fees.

July 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Planet 51 launches Movies in the Park on Saturday

Green aliens are coming to Woodward Park when the sun sets Saturday.

July 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento needs to shed 47,400 state jobs in next 12 months

With all due respect to F. Scott Fitzgerald, state workers are different than you and me.

July 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City can’t answer the $100 question

here are upwards of 4,200 dogs that aren't fixed in Manteca.

July 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fifth wheels may soon share same rules as other RVs

Wording of a city ordinance adopted in January 2008 inadvertently made it illegal to park a "fifth wheel" mobile home trailer on a city street or alley without it being hitched to a vehicle.

July 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Smoke bombs (& cherry bombs) can be dangerous

I do not like fireworks - at least the ones you buy and set off.

July 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parade & aerial fireworks today

Manteca celebrates our nation's independence today.

July 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca could make it legal for intersection solicitation

Manteca firefighters who "Filled the Boot" last month for Jerry's Kids were in violation of municipal law that prohibits the solicitation of money for any reason within 100 feet of an intersection.

July 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Are some more equal in Manteca than others?

Eight years ago this Sunday a new municipal law went into effect to try to stem aggressive panhandlers.

July 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Summer finally arrives in the San Joaquin Valley

The mercury - for those old enough to remember when you didn't click on weather.com to find what the outside temperature is but instead actually stepped outside to read an old-style thermometer - is expected to reach the 100-degree mark on the Fourth of July.

July 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Transit system big ticket item

Manteca is investing $9.2 million into transit-related projects in the coming 12 months.

July 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No additional Measure M cops or firefighters in coming 12 months

Manteca is delaying plans to hire four more police officers and three firefighters using the Measure M public safety sales tax receipts for at least a year.

July 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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RIPARIAN RIGHTS: Farmers say their impact on water is misunderstood

Folks bellyaching about their lawns being less green in order to meet a state mandated 25 percent water use cutback may want to consider themselves lucky.

April 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s war on the homeless

So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About those ‘evil’ free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Plan for senior housing advances

The last hurrah of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency's housing bonds could end up providing 40 units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How I learned not to trust tax collectors

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sidewalk cruising is illegal

You've seen them before.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat Blvd. monument to moving on

The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try eating apples grown in Cupertino

Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Targeting Manteca’s lawns

California's lawns are soaking up precious water.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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