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99 interchange: Ripon, Manteca differ on location

Somewhere down the road Manteca and Ripon are going to become real close neighbors.

February 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The new math: 49 + 29 = fewer full-time jobs

A side effect of more healthcare insurance coverage is becoming painfully apparent - a less robust economy for those struggling to stay afloat.

February 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What will happen to Lindbergh?

Lindbergh School doesn't have a future as a satellite campus for California State University at Stanislaus.

February 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


SSJID may soon replace PG&E for Ripon power

Ripon residents who pay higher electrical rates than their neighbors who switched to Modesto Irrigation District may soon have their bills slashed by 15 percent.

February 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


Potomac myth: More taxes are good for economy

Taxes - according to more than a few folks in positions of power - stimulate the economy.

February 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Odds improve for stray dogs, cats

Stray dogs and cats picked up by animal control in Manteca are less likely to be euthanized today than two years ago.

February 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The higher they went, the harder a home price fell

The highest sale price ever recorded in Manteca for a production home was $720,000.

February 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


A way Manteca can help homeless & clean up the city

Manteca's panhandling ordinance is a bust.

February 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almonds & fun: It’s time to go nuts!

So why are people nuts about the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival?

February 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Almond Blossom Festival


Almond Blossom Festival: A sweet time of the year

It is bud time - and we don't mean "bud" as in Budweiser beer.

February 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Almond Blossom Festival


IT’S BEE-ZY TIME OF YEAR

(Editor's note: This story first ran in 2012.)

February 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Almond Blossom Festival


Water tank may have capacity for 2.3M flushes

By this time next year you may be able to visualize how much water is needed for 233,000 five-minute showers using low-flow heads.

February 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY NEXT?

Manteca may have a partial cure for what is considered one of the biggest drags on improving the economic lot of many San Joaquin Valley residents - the region's high rate of illiteracy.

February 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Interest in building 438 age-restricted homes along Louise

Shadowbrook - a gated age-restricted community envisioned just prior to the housing collapse - may start moving forward.

February 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should Delta College sell the farm?

Delta College is mulling over an offer by a developer to buy 160 acres the district owns just northwest of the Highway 99 and Lathrop Road interchange.

February 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Black Friday: Not exactly mankind’s finest moment

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making room(s) for money

Manteca's fastest growing source of municipal revenue since 2013 isn't property tax nor is it sales tax.

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We all owe a tremendous debt for the gift called America

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Nov. 21. 2007

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Tree lightings, concerts, a fun run where participants are encouraged to dress like Santa, a parade, and even a snow hill at Library Park are ...

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Messiah is 73-year Ripon tradition

The most enduring Ripon Christmas tradition is tied to the reason for the season.

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MORE TRUCKS COMING

What is essentially a short-term storage lot for containers and trailers that are transferred to and from Union Pacific Railroad flat cars is being proposed ...

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TIME TO TALK TURKEY

Pizza is passé once a year at Mt. Mike's Pizza.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca improving 73 lane miles of streets

Seventy-three lane miles of streets are being targeted for pavement surfacing work.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford offers to pay for crosswalk enhancement on N. Main St.

Phil Waterford has seen a lot of changes on North Main Street in the 22 years he has owned Manteca Ford.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SJ County takes taxes, sticks city with the bill

Manteca - except for the Delta Community College District and several special districts - gets the smallest cut of your property tax bill if your home was ...

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Manteca less safe?

It costs $1,022 per housing unit from the city's general fund to provide the current level of police and fire protection in Manteca,

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA DOES IT AGAIN

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a ...

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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