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Manteca wants to wean off PG&E

Toilet flushing in Manteca generates a $1.1 million-plus annual PG&E electrical bill.

June 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may take over maintenance of city traffic signals & street lights

The proliferation of traffic signals could end up creating as many as three City of Manteca jobs while reducing taxpayer expenditures.

June 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca leaders: Twin tunnels put water in jeopardy

The Delta Twin Tunnel plan could rob Manteca of water it has contractually tied up from the Stanislaus River basin.

June 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Immigration reform: The full employment act for the Defense Industry

Get ready for the next surge.

June 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Police may start wearing body video cameras

By DENNIS WYATT

June 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for the 120 Adventure

What do a prehistoric lake, Yosemite National Park, Railtown 1897, the Gold Country, the Cowboy Capital of the World and Manteca all have in common?

June 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s heaven on earth: Summer time in Manteca

The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.

June 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California’s unique prehistoric lake

LEE VINING - Highway 120 is a magical ribbon of asphalt.

June 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Toxic site in Manteca neighborhood

Manteca has a toxic waste site laden with arsenic in the middle of a neighborhood.

June 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NOW ON DUTY

Manteca Police Department's new wheels are a far cry from the Dodge Diplomat Police Chief Nick Obligacion drove when he started patrolling as a police officer 21 years ago.

June 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Illegal fireworks & neighborhood- based government

It was an incessant noise.

June 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we enabling panhandlers?

Take a close look at those who are panhandling.

June 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who do you trust? Farmers or bottom line corporations?

Bob Cabral, Walter Woodward, Nick DeGroot, and Dave Phippen all share two common threads.

June 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Aggressive panhandling? Call police

Arresting someone for aggressive panhandling in Manteca in all likelihood will not result in punishment in the form of jail time or even community service.

June 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lying liars & the state’s $97B spending plan

There are liars, damned liars and then there are Sacramento politicians.

June 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


City parks: Manteca just skating by?

It's safe to say Derrek Asher - and a lot of other Manteca residents - aren't too wild about the Family City when it comes ...

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


500,000 VISITORS A YEAR

Manteca is weeks away from a deal that will make it the top tourist destination in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should I call my car Betsy?

The 1924 Ford Model "T" has finally gotten revenge.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca looks to avoid costly lawsuit

Manteca's neighborhoods are going under the microscope of demographers in a bid to insulate the city against a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City workers kill thousands of gophers

If Manteca ever needs a city mascot may I suggest the gophers?

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN THE HUNT

It's fitting that 5.11 Tactical is opening in Manteca's centennial year just as the city is being positioned to embark on the ...

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did East Union High get it’s name?

Two readers have sent emails asking the same question: How did East Union High get its name?

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca rejects bid to freeze growth in floodplain

Manteca's elected city leaders - opting to stay the course to enhance flood protection for 8,000 existing residents on the dime of the buyers ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GREAT WOLF GOES BIG

The Great Wolf deal is getting bigger.

February 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal keeps fire district whole for 10-year period

The 344-acre Griffin Park development being annexed into Manteca from the rural area to the south is expected to yield up to 1,592 homes.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 ...

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


District elections for Manteca?

Manteca - if its four elected council members reflected the city's ethnic makeup based on the 2010 Census - would have at least one Latino. It ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council could OK 67th police officer Tuesday

Higher than projected taxable consumer spending in Manteca means the city will be able to hire its 67th police officer in April.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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