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We can really send a message to Sacramento

Meg Whitman is right.

June 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Connecting gap on Atherton Drive

Later this year you'll be able to drive on Atherton Drive from Woodward Avenue just west of Moffat Boulevard to Union Road.

June 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s front door gets an extreme makeover

The most appealing landscape element at Manteca's "front door" - as the Highway 99 interchange at Yosemite Avenue has been described - may no longer be the leaning palms that create an "X" that serve as a sort of trademark for In-N-Out Burgers.

June 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New home price creep returning

The sound of hammers singing has been picking up at Woodside Homes' Tesoro neighborhood located within the triangle created by Atherton Drive, Woodward Avenue and Van Ryn Avenue in southeast Manteca.

June 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prada: His life was about doing the right thing

Life - as Dick Prada lived it - is about doing the right thing.

June 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead changes dynamics of race for Manteca mayor

Get ready for one of the most polite - and possibly closest - races for mayor Manteca has ever seen.

June 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s in a (street) name

By DENNIS WYATT

June 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Critical call on SSJID retail power bid later this summer

The fate of South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to enter the retail power business won't be known until the heat of summer when 100-degree days ramp up air conditioning demand to send power bills in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to their highest levels during the year.

June 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E can’t afford a SSJID success story

PG&E's long-range ability to survive as a monopoly protected by what are essentially government price controls now may very well depend upon stopping the South San Joaquin Irrigation District from entering the retail power business.

June 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Voters rejecting PG&E power play

Proposition 16 – a statewide ballot measure with major implications on the future of retail electricity costs in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon – appears headed for defeat in Tuesday's voting.

June 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chief pushes for ‘mobile’ rec van to serve youth at city parks

Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker believes Manteca has more than 40 solid locations that can engage kids in wholesome activities and help counter the lure of gangs.

June 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Battle for California: The Entrepreneur vs. The Preacher

We don't have normal elections in California. We have spectacles.

June 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Technology Outreach Bus rolls out cutting edge

Manteca's "Magic Bus" is not a salute to the rock-n-roll band The Who that popularized the song with that name.

June 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The cultural war may cost Ripon teacher her job

Limited-English-proficient students have the same right to a quality education as all California students. For these students to have access to quality education, their special needs must be met by teachers who have essential skills and knowledge related to English language development, specially designed content instruction delivered in English, and content instruction delivered in the students' primary languages. - California Education Code

June 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Independence celebration set again on July 3

Manteca is again avoiding paying triple overtime to police officers as well as shaving thousands off the cost of the aerial fireworks by shifting the community's Independence Day celebration to July 3.

June 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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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