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Humpty Dumpty: A great fall caused by state mandates

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

August 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


Golf no longer scores as big issue

Golf might be a gentleman's game but its accompanying politics in Manteca historically have been more cut-throat than orderly.

August 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gang violence rises as other crime drops

Gang-related assaults continue to grow in Manteca while virtually every other category of crime is experiencing double digit drops in year-to-year comparisons.

August 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LM Fire board fails to answer the 9-1-1 call

Taxpayers too often are considered clueless cattle even by those who claim they are looking out for their best interests.

August 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


409 housing units in works in southwest Manteca

Over 400 housing units split almost evenly between single-family homes and apartments are envisioned for a 74.5-acre project in southwest Manteca dubbed Terra Ranch.

August 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A ‘dumb’ assertion about public power from Victor Mow

Victor Mow - who did little to improve the financial integrity of San Joaquin County while serving on the Board of Supervisors - penned an opinion piece about South San Joaquin Irrigation District essentially being reckless with public money.

August 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca Police getting ready to throw (code) book at bad neighbors

If you think it's a crime to have some of the neighbors you have, you might just be right.

August 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Weatherford, Perry facing off for 3rd time

Eight hopefuls are seeking election to the Manteca City Council on Nov. 2.

August 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Melmac: Dishware for the Nuclear Age

If you know about Melmac and Alf - and what they have in common - then you were alive during the 1950s or thereafter and have an unusual sense of humor as far as the TV comedy shows you like.

August 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Adequate water for CenterPoint job center

Manteca has adequate water supplies for the development of 300 acres in northwest Manteca including the much-touted CenterPoint Intermodal Center.

August 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why California is between a rock and a hard place

California has a $19 billion deficit. The state's water plan for the next 20 years is non-existent. Education from kindergarten to the University of California is in crisis mode.

August 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Highway 99: Weeds of death

Councilman Steve DeBrum is getting impatient with weeds along Highway 99.

August 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free seminar for business on how to deal with gangs

Manteca Police are hoping to arm merchants with information on how to best keep gang activity from creating problems for their business.

August 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How cruising in Manteca lost its innocence

Cruising – once a rite of passage for Central Valley youth – is now largely a thing of the past.

August 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Manteca matters

Downtown Manteca is unlike virtually any other valley town in that it is still at the heart of the city.

August 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don't notice very many garage sale signs - if any -from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn't think Christians should hide their faith.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here's some advice: If you're going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don't do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


WORLD WAR II MURAL

Manteca's Fourth of July some 74 years ago was tempered by fear.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless & Manteca property crime

My neighbor had an unexpected visitor recently.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Packing on the pounds

San Joaquin County residents are getting fatter.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Copper theft still big problem

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows just how brazen copper thieves can get.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brisk sales at Atherton means model homes are now for sale

By DENNIS WYATT

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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