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Wheat yields to grapes, almonds & watermelons

Wheat – and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes – is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.

January 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why Pepsi products never appeared in the movie “Ben”

Decon apparently has a competitor.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Contractor addressing pipe issues

Problems with clay pipe being installed as part of the $9 million Woodward Avenue project are being addressed.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Review panel: Derail high speed rail project for now

High-speed rail passenger service plans that ultimately could make Manteca a crossroads for two separate bullet train systems if they are built have come under attack as not being financially feasible.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You have a chance to say thank-you to an American hero Jan. 14

A hero is coming to Manteca.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


160 parking spaces for Woodward?

Slowing down traffic on Woodward Avenue, improving pedestrian safety, and easing the parking problem around Woodward Park are part of a plan being vetted at the municipal level.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca leaders: Explore possible Great Wolf options

Having the plug pulled on the Manteca Redevelopment Agency could undermine 13 months of talks with McWhinney Development on plans to invest upwards of $200 million for a Great Wolf Resort immediately west of Costco on 30 acres of city-owned land.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


River Junction: County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What do taxis & bonus bucks have in common? Higher prices for consumers

Why should Manteca - or any city for that matter - restrict the number of taxi cabs or cab companies that can operate in its jurisdiction?

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Leisure travel: Solid bet for airport

Niche leisure travel is helping build a foundation Stockton Metro Airport's future growth.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ON TRACK FOR MILLION

Get ready for longer trains and a surge in truck traffic.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City workers ink contracts that will end Manteca structured deficits

The biggest accomplishment in 2011 when it comes to Manteca's municipal government wasn't to either start or complete $20.1 million worth of infrastructure investment.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Next big trends? Multi-generational & smaller homes

Jerry Brown was right.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2,000 fled floodwaters

Fifteen years ago, state emergency officials were bracing for the worse.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E electrical rates up 2.4%, gas up 1.8% on Sunday

PG&E electrical rates are going up 2.4 percent on Sunday.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gary Singh embodies the true American Dream

Twenty-four years ago Gary Singh was struggling to learn English.

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Powers left mark on farming & Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24-year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

November 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ANSWERING THE CALL

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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