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Student loan rates aren’t what ails higher education

It's time that common sense guided higher education spending in California.

May 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Priority list for $154M of projects before city

Is spending $50,000 to upgrade landscaping at the Civic Center more of a pressing need than spending $75,000 to install exercise stations at Woodward Park?

May 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca crime rates inches up by 3.84 percent

Manteca crime rose in the first quarter - led by a 145 percent surge in aggravated assaults that includes drive-by shootings.

May 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Marty Harris being honored for supporting ag education

Marty Harris - a driving force behind support for Manteca Unified's successful agricultural program - is regarded by many in both South County farming and education circles as an unsung hero.

May 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


End county’s role as dumping ground for SF Bay Area

Michael and Jeannie LaForge are not NIMBYs as in not in my backyard.

May 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bell tower still resonates with many

It is the tower that evokes emotion among long-time Manteca residents.

May 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Garden nursery may open near Kaiser Hospital

A new plant nursery and garden center may take root near Kaiser Hospital on West Yosemite Avenue.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What is lurking out there in the shadows?

There is a growing consensus among economists - and experts with firms that track housing such as CoreLogic and RealtyTrac - that the housing slide has ended.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Political expediency could cost Manteca taxpayers $207,000

Scorched earth politics.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PAYING FOR PARK THEY CAN’T USE

Union Ranch homeowners a year ago left a Manteca City Council meeting with assurances a neighborhood park they were being assessed $496.31 apiece per year to maintain would be in place by now.

May 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Got weeds again? Manteca may slap $100 fine on you plus other costs

Clear the weeds or face possible $100 fine.

May 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


There’s 1,550 more Mantecans

Manteca was the 10th fastest growing city in California during 2011.

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Practicality trumps sentimentality in water tower debate

The water tower is coming down.

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Transit station: prelude to rebirth coming down the tracks to downtown?

What came first: The transit station or the train?

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to bury landfill expansion

Farmers and environmentalists along with pilots are joining forces to try and block a proposed 184-acre expansion of Forward Landfill on Austin Road north of Manteca.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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BUREAUCRATIC BUMBLING

The San Joaquin River that is imperiling farms in South Manteca and roughly 40,000 residents in Lathrop and Weston Ranch would be less of ...

February 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

February 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

If I had a day to show off a friend who has never stepped foot in Manteca before why I like living here I'd ...

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Getting Lathrop Road onto the right path

Lathrop Road is a mess and is likely to get a loss worse.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S DEADLY STREETS

It's not your imagination. Manteca's streets are getting dangerous.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City residents urged to keep up to date on conditions, services

Manteca is not taking any chances.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Extensive rain makes pallets essential

Pallets often become essential for navigating Manteca Unified school campuses during extensive periods of rain.

February 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will this be 12th flood in 90 years?

High stakes behind-the-scenes jockeying has been underway for the past two days as South County officials scramble to get the state bureaucracy to take steps ...

February 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much as its culture

Pity a University of California peace officer, especially those assigned to double-standard campuses such as Berkeley and Davis where unrestrained free speech is reserved for ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dredging: It could reduce flood fears

"Sediment has been identified as a significant contributor to the aggradation of the San Joaquin River and reduces its capacity to carry flood waters." - Excerpt ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Serious crime was flat during ‘16 in Manteca

Serious crime per 1,000 - the yardstick the FBI uses to provide apple to apple crime comparisons on an annual basis - was down ever so ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California's future?

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca considering look at truck routes

Manteca is preparing to address truck issues throughout Manteca.

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAN JOAQUIN RIVER WATCH

The San Joaquin River is expected to flow over levees 12 miles south of Manteca sometime Thursday near Vernalis at the confluence of the Stanislaus ...

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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