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Levee work protecting 20,000

It was a heavy snowfall – much like the Sierra experienced before Christmas – that set the stage 12 years ago this week.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hitting the slopes in Lathrop

LATHROP – The giggles and laughter drown out the sound of nearby truck traffic on Interstate 5.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled water use part of city’s future plans

Sometime in the next 20 years recycled wastewater will play a key role in Manteca's municipal water conservation effort.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s fabled creamery closes

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified’s surplus classrooms: Golden opportunity

The elimination of class-size reduction due to the budget crisis has left districts like Manteca Unified with a surplus of classrooms.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Should downtown be chained to 1001 W. Center?

A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca bucks trend, grows

Manteca Unified enrollment is up 144 students.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Catastrophic flood mars quiet 1950s

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Commitment ceremonies & weddings

A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cop shop staying put?

It seemed like an ideal move.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


1940s: War brings major changes in Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal truck route in place, modifications next

It is now legal for larger tractor-trailer truck combinations that almost exclusively serve major distribution centers such as Millard Refrigeration, Ford Motor Co. and ADPS Packaging to access Spreckels Park.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley: Satellite city hall

Sometime in 2010 residents south of the Highway 120 Bypass can simply stop by the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to register for a parks and recreation class, make basic crime reports, and possibly even pay municipal utility bills.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SSJID forced to spend $47K to help others in need of water

South San Joaquin Irrigation District wants to be able to help farmers and urban users outside of its district boundaries if the opportunity arrives in 2010.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: Farm woes, fires, & floods strike Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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