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California & not GOP or Demos should come first

My first vote cast in a Republican governor's primary race was in June of 1974. I was 18. Meg Whitman didn't vote that year. She had a good excuse. She was two months shy of turning 18. Besides, she was a resident of Cold Springs Harbor in New York at the time.

May 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID: 101 years of making the right moves

Men driven by a vision of bringing prosperity to the sandy plains on the southeast edge of the Delta have put Manteca and its neighbors in Ripon and Escalon in one of the strongest positions in California when it comes to water and power.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID may net $50M a year

An independent consultant's study contends South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undervalued PG&E's assets and underestimated future power costs.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City spending $89K in bid to get part of $800 billion

Manteca is spending $89,000 again for the services of a lobbying firm that specializes in pitching projects before Congressional leaders and key bureaucrats who give the thumbs up and thumbs down to how special federal funds are distributed to local jurisdictions.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


150 more Mantecans now working

Almost 150 Manteca residents went back to work in April to push the city's unemployment rate down to 15.5 percent for the lowest level for jobless since December.

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Panhandlers: When do you trust them?

Off and on for the past few weeks two different couples have taken a position at the stop sign where Hulsey Drive meets Commerce Drive by In-N-Out Burger. I'd come across them while making my daily Jamba Juice run

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


11-year-old running to Sacramento

Eriq Kurys is going to Sacramento – the hard way.

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Many PG&E customers will see lower rates

A typical customer in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon who uses 650 kilowatts in a particular month will see a savings of $9 in their PG&E electric bill for energy consumption after June 1.

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth fees & those who keep crying wolf

Should growth pay its own way?

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Schools cut resource officer funds

Manteca Unified is getting ready to end funding for school resource officers.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wounded Warrior run part of Memorial Day events

Iraq War veteran Derek McGinnis and the author of "Exit Wounds": A Survival Guide to Pain Management" is among the entries already registered for the first Wounded Warrior Christopher Braley 5k run/walk that is part of the Memorial Day Weekend activities on Sunday, May 30, at Woodward Park.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Backing off on environmental perfection

It will go down as a landmark decision.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Storm brewing over costs

The buyers of homes in new Manteca neighborhoods approved in the mid-1990s were forced by conditions placed on development to pay into landscape maintenance districts.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State’s RDA money grab costs jobs of 3 city workers

Three City of Manteca planning technicians lost their jobs after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's move to commandeer $2.05 billion in redevelopment funds was upheld in court.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca gang violence on upswing

Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one glaring exception - gang violence.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Cell call to 9-1-1 is as good as land line in city

There was a time if you called 9-1-1 from a cell phone that law enforcement wouldn't have the foggiest idea of exactly where you are calling from.

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FHA LOANS: Don’t bite at email, or snail mail loan refinancing offers without exploring options

If you have a FHA backed mortgage there are a lot of people out there convinced you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year if you just call them.

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO

A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca farmers market gets makeover

Get ready for Market & Music in Manteca.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chris Teicheira ranked 5,685th in ESPN’s NCAA challenge

Chris Teicheira almost picked the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to a T.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Kahoot! developers dropping by Manteca schools

Two key players behind the Kahoot! are stopping by Manteca Unified on Friday lured by how the game-based classroom response system is catching on in local classrooms since the Going Digital roll out.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legendary cross-country coach speaking at Sierra High on Monday

Sierra High has a movie date with the winningest cross country coach in California Interscholastic Federation history.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chamber launches ‘Business Buddies’

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new initiative to help small business dealing with the city permitting process.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE REVOLUTION

They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca outpatient surgery center?

Manteca could have a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center by early 2016.

March 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Conflicting addresses for Manteca trustees

The question isn't going away: Was Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain legal residents of the Manteca Unified School District let alone the area they were running to represent when they filed last August to seek election?

March 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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