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Tule Fog Fete marking winter’s end March 7

A week after Ripon celebrates the arrival of millions upon millions of white and pink almond blossoms, Caswell Park will mark the end of the tule fog season.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools provide 1 in 10 SJ jobs

Education is big business in San Joaquin County.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca RDA has $89.8M in its accounts

Independent auditors give the Manteca Redevelopment Agency high marks for fiscal soundness.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


What you weigh is more than just numbers

The four words I fear the most.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More retail, job centers are key

Continued retail growth as well as more business parks and possibly office towers could end up being the long-term solution to Manteca's general fund woes.

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


RDA loans for home repairs may increase to $15,000 cap

Homeowners needing to make health and safety repairs in Manteca but are having a tough time securing help from a bank can look to the Manteca Redevelopment Agency for possible help.

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Freedom is not a gift from the government

"To own firearms is to affirm that freedom is not a gift from the government… As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not worthy of trust." Jeffrey Snyder in his essay "A Nation of Cowards"

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca golf leads way in play

Privatization of the Manteca municipal golf course maintenance won't reduce city costs significantly.

February 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber plans Memorial Day parade in downtown

Manteca will conduct a Memorial Day parade in a bid to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving America.

February 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Coming home to Manteca 19 years ago

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas some 19 years ago.

February 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t recreate Modesto’s Village 1 debacle in Manteca

Modesto has a population of 202,000 residents.

February 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Spending $1.3K to save $650K annually

A consignment used car lot on the southeast corner of Wetmore and South Main streets could help the City of Manteca general fund save $650,000 a year.

February 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


97 workers losing jobs at Manteca supplier for NUMMI plant

Amtex is closing its Manteca operations March 31 due to Toyota's decision to pull the plug on the NUMMI plant in Fremont.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Convicted robber wants OK to pedal hot dogs on Manteca streets

A Stockton man convicted of second degree robbery, possession of controlled substances, and using a firearm in commission of a felony wants a Manteca municipal vendor's license so he can operate a hot dog catering van on city streets.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Scaling back flirtation with death on Half Dome

Sanity is about to return to one of Yosemite's most enduring features – Half Dome.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Proposed law targets public urination

There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.

October 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Curse all of Manteca’s greedy developers

Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thompson retiring as HOPE shelters exec

Dave Thompson has spent the past 14 years helping struggling families and single moms get off the streets.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Men’s shelter: It’s OK if you want it in your neighborhood

There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New look for Highway 99

Sometime in 2015 the Highway 99 corridor's transformation through Manteca will be complete.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The marvelous tech invention known as books

Books are more powerful than computers.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Conversion to baseball costs $549K

It will cost $549,510 to convert Morenzone Field that was created originally for adult softball to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s been a blast for Dell’Osso

Some thought Ron Dell'Osso was out of his gourd.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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