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Chief makes pitch for 9 additional Manteca officers

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion has given the City Council his wish list - nine more police officer positions, two dispatchers and two community service officers.

February 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca BLD complex is still setting records

Amateur recreation is still scoring in Manteca despite the recession.

February 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bolts & nuts of Measure G management

A private firm will explain how they will help the Ripon Unified district manage improvements at the Weston and Colony Oak elementary campuses when the school board meets tonight.

February 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


Forget algebra, what about a life math class?

Not making algebra a mandatory eighth grade subject in California schools has all the usual suspects in a tizzy.

February 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca almost out of the woods

It was the $5.4 million wake-up call.

February 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHADY DAYS FOR LOUISE?

Louise Avenue could become Manteca's shadiest tree-lined street.

February 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Texas governor is California dreaming just like a lot of folks

Everything is bigger in Texas.

February 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca to Yosemite via bus

Manteca is making a play to become a boarding point for bus shuttle service to ferry tourists to Yosemite National Park.

February 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Oakwood Shores could annex to City of Manteca

Talks that could give Manteca its first private gated community with two manmade lakes are going ahead.

February 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Weighty debate: Is being heavy a sure sign of an early demise?

Can we stop being fixated with Gov. Chris Christie's weight?

February 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Burglaries down 7.63% during 2012 in Manteca

Burglaries dropped 7.63 percent in Manteca during 2012.

February 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Bay Area more restrictive than Manteca in public forum free speech

Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca blesses religious ads

Want to advertise religion on a Manteca bus shelter?

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Austin pipe means better pressure for SE Manteca

Improved water - in both quality and pressure - is on its way to neighborhoods in Southeast Manteca.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keep Manson disciple behind bars for his part in two murders

If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take out a fire hydrant and it’ll cost you

At least 10 times a year someone manages to take out a City of Manteca fire hydrant.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City hiring 2nd resource officer to deal with homeless issues

A retiring Manteca Police officer will help augment the city's efforts to steer homeless that want help to available resources as well as address ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Santa's helpers do double duty as Manteca Recreation Department staffers.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CHARACTER PILLARS

Home Depot volunteers have helped give the front of the Manteca Boys & Girls clubhouse a more kid friendly look while at the same time helping ...

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Funds sought for 120 Bypass pedestrian overcrossing

Manteca plans on applying for Measure K sales tax funds to help build what is arguably the most ambitious project ever undertaken in Manteca to ...

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Bev Housden 20 years ago vowed to do what she could to make sure every family in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could share in the ...

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FLAGS OVER MANTECA

In the foggy pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, the face of America shined brighter than the green, yellow and red orbs of light created by traffic ...

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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