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Archive By Author - Dennis Wyatt


King George III: Behind the smoke in New York City

I can't stand cigarette smoke.

April 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What to do with Cottage Avenue?

Councilman Steve DeBrum wants Cottage Avenue made safer between the Highway 99 overpass and Louise Avenue and he doesn't want to spend thousands on a consultant to do so.

April 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Renewable law enhances value of SSJID power by 70%

Dropping power prices may actually make it more feasible for South San Joaquin Irrigation District to leverage Tri-Dam Project receipts to deliver on a promise to reduce power costs by 15 percent assuming they get past the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission.

April 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CARE to know why your power rates are higher?

CARE to know what PG&E and South San Joaquin Irrigation District agree upon?

April 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


(Almost) 50 shades of green

Come this summer you'll be able to charge an all-electric vehicle downtown and do so from power generated from the sun and not the PG&E grid.

April 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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MANTECA ‘CRACK’ EPIDEMIC

A growing backlog of street repair needs exacerbated by a decimated streets maintenance crew is creating a crack epidemic in Manteca.

December 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We need to protect those who protect us

Manteca does not need a gleaming, new police station.

December 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf, Manteca & the $7M question

Free market purists are absolutely right that Adam Smith and Milton Friedman would likely disapprove of municipal deals such as the one Manteca's elected ...

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may regulate Pods, collection bins

Pods - or large storage containers dropped off by trucks typically for people moving or needing temporary storage while they remodel homes or businesses - aren't ...

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


RESORT DEAL BY MARCH?

Heralding the possible landing of a 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort as the start of a new economic era in Manteca, a unanimous City ...

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making tips an entitlement for entire staff

If I tip whoever cuts my hair, I don't expect them to share it with the janitor or the owner.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COUNCIL: MAKE MAIN 4 LANES

Making it clear that Manteca has to look down the road the City Council directed staff to start a process that could ultimately lead to ...

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You need to have a hunger to be hungry

So what is the value of standardized tests?

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NUNO SEEKS COUNCIL SEAT

Jose Nuno gets that the state says Manteca has enough land in the right color on zoning maps to accommodate affordable housing.

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$1.7M CASH FLOW TO CITY

The proposed deal with Great Wolf to build what will be the largest hotel in the Central Valley is the latest of three moves by ...

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Salesmen are just as vital as ever

It's been 53 years since I bought my first car - a 1967 Cougar with 120,000 miles on it that I purchased from my ...

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Increasing safety for pedestrians & bicyclists

The most significant investment in pedestrian and bicycle safety could be made as part of the Union Road and 120 Bypass interchange upgrade.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 LANES FOR MAIN?

During an October workshop the public made it clear - they want four travel lanes on Main Street.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Habit Burger plans store in Manteca near Panera

Manteca's Burger Boulevard without a doubt is a two block section of East Yosemite Avenue from just east of Highway 99 to Spreckels Avenue.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN

Santa arrives officially in Manteca aboard a fire engine as he is bringing up the rear of Saturday's twilight downtown Christmas parade.

December 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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