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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.

June 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs BLD-style solution for library needs

It is time to turn the page, literally, on how we approach library services.

June 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Police placing chaplains in schools

Thirteen men and women of faith are stepping up to help the Manteca Police.

June 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is $100 fee for non-fixed dogs working?

Is Manteca's strategy of charging $100 a year for licenses for dogs that aren't fixed working at reducing the amount of unwanted pets?

June 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea launched 54 years ago by a Fresno native.

June 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Robo calls helping candidates chase off possible votes

I finally made up my mind who to vote for in Tuesday's Republican primary for Congress.

June 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Home sales top $546M in 29 months

Manteca homebuyers in the past 29 months have spent $546,413,000 snapping up housing deals in the resale market.

June 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID nest egg for lowering power costs hits $70.4M

At a time when virtually every government agency in California is either drawing down its reserves or is in deficit spending, the South San Joaquin Irrigation District stands out as an exception.

June 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pombo & what ails those who wish to lead us

Richard Pombo is a political lightning rod.

June 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Privatization of library is possible

California's ongoing government budget crisis may write a new chapter for the Manteca Library.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Portable’ restrooms in works for BMX park

Two permanent "portable" restrooms are scheduled to be put in place next week at the new BMX track at Spreckels Recreation Park.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RV rules fail to address travel trailers

Roberta Hogan was loading up her trailer in front of her Manteca home when she realized she had to go to the store to get supplies.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IRS tax ruling part of same-sex union debate

The Internal Revenue Service has now created another marriage penalty to the benefit of California's registered domestic partners - primarily same-sex couples.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Condos sell for $44,500 to $58,000

Determining value - especially with cash buyers - is an art and not a science.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Bye, bye barren Bypass?

The dry grass and barren ground that dominates the Highway 120 Bypass corridor through Manteca from mid-spring to late fall may eventually become a thing of the past in some locations.

June 03, 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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