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Orchard Valley: Satellite city hall

Sometime in 2010 residents south of the Highway 120 Bypass can simply stop by the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to register for a parks and recreation class, make basic crime reports, and possibly even pay municipal utility bills.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SSJID forced to spend $47K to help others in need of water

South San Joaquin Irrigation District wants to be able to help farmers and urban users outside of its district boundaries if the opportunity arrives in 2010.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: Farm woes, fires, & floods strike Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How the Grinch stole prosperity

For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming to the Internet: City Council meetings

Sometime in early 2010 you'll be able to click and watch the Manteca City Council in action.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


1920s: The Great Drought hurts Manteca economy

It wasn't the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 that was the defining economic development for Manteca in the 1920s.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Of plagiarism, personal attacks & lack of civility

Enough is enough.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Catch & release ground rules set

An orchestrated game of "catch and release" with ground rules laid down by police chiefs throughout San Joaquin County is keeping criminal suspects viewed as bigger threats to society behind bars longer.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sweet deals have taken Manteca ‘to the next level’

Taking Manteca to "the next level" over the past 100 years has taken vision and ingenuity.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Water: Use less, save more

Conserve water and pay less.

December 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Police wish list: MESH camera system

The eyes of Ripon Police are upon you if you break the law in that city.

December 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


First day of winter is anything but dark & dreary

This is not the darkest day of the year. It is the start of the rebirth of nature and one's self.

December 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Next cuts could cut to ‘the bone’

Expenses are going to increase next fiscal year for Manteca Unified by upwards of $4.5 million.

December 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A cautionary tale about signing on the dotted line

Steve Catalano wants to go home.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$159M bond helps push for vocational education

The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Why rats like dark tunnels such as the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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