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Free speech in the name of chaos is not an absolute right

Free speech has never been absolute.

August 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does the justice system work for the people? Video holds the answer

You have probably never met Ernest Duenez Jr.

August 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $13.7M investment

The biggest property owner in downtown Manteca is poised to spend another $6.1 million in its bid to lure people to the city's heart.

August 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pressure for less stress

Jeff Shields understands that folks who live among orchards and dairies in South Manteca and just west of Ripon are getting a bit stressed with all of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District construction.

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID making a splash with jobs

On his way to work every day South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields goes by a number of Knife River vehicles parked at restaurants and at gas stations on Ripon.

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New dog digs nearing completion

By DENNIS WYATT

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pages from FDR’s playbook aren’t working today due to bureaucrats

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." - Excerpt from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inauguration speech in 1933

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca complying & suing

Manteca is preparing to comply with a directive from Gov. Jerry Brown to pony up redevelopment agency money while at the same time joining a lawsuit to stop Sacramento from taking the money.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Assaults, drive-by shootings continue downward trend

Drive-by shootings and other aggravated assaults continued to drop in Manteca during June.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca’s dropout rate drops to 0.4%

Manteca Unified has a high school graduation rate significantly higher than the statewide rate.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Environmentally approved politically correct fairy tale

Back in the late 1880s, a man named Joshua Cowell set out from Nevada to seek his fortune in the Great Central Valley.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands could ACE a stop

LATHROP - River Islands at Lathrop could end up being a trendsetting 21st century California community complete with a high speed rail station.

August 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Judging economy by uppercase & lowercase apples

"Never underestimate Joe Six Pack's need to buy the latest and greatest tech products." - Brian Marshall, an analyst at Gleacher & Co.

August 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A hand up for Latinos

Pastor Cesar Buitrago wants to offer hope to those struggling in today's economic climate.

August 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


High speed rail: Fast track to economic ruin

Why are we so patient with the California High Speed Rail Authority?

August 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War brings major change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: farm woes, fires, floods in ‘quiet decade’

The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife ...

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager job wasn’t on radar

Karen McLaughlin didn't start out in life with the goal of becoming a city manager.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water play stays dry awaiting state

Joanne Beattie would love to have the city turn back on the $450,000 interactive water play feature at Library Park on Tuesdays during the ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Circle K with gas pumps at Bypass & Main

The first commercial construction south of the 120 Bypass since the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley opened eight years ago will be a convenience store ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra Nevada

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca's destiny is sealed but its fate isn't.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GECAC: 79.2% success rate

"If you put a caring adult across from a struggling student amazing things will happen." - the late Antone Raymus

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW $500K ENGINE

Manteca's newest fire engine rides higher for a reason.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Impromptu steak dinner for homeless

Jeff Shields had a dilemma.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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