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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


How the Grinch stole prosperity

For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming to the Internet: City Council meetings

Sometime in early 2010 you'll be able to click and watch the Manteca City Council in action.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


1920s: The Great Drought hurts Manteca economy

It wasn't the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 that was the defining economic development for Manteca in the 1920s.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Of plagiarism, personal attacks & lack of civility

Enough is enough.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Catch & release ground rules set

An orchestrated game of "catch and release" with ground rules laid down by police chiefs throughout San Joaquin County is keeping criminal suspects viewed as bigger threats to society behind bars longer.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


1910s: Water brought prosperity to 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 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sweet deals have taken Manteca ‘to the next level’

Taking Manteca to "the next level" over the past 100 years has taken vision and ingenuity.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Homeless use flag as towel

So how do the homeless take showers?

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


END OF AN ERA

Mary Kennedy-Bracken sees a lot of good things in Lathrop's future.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advance carnival tickets save buyers money

The 30th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off next week when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to the old Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Are you happy with police, fire protection or do you want more?

People, they say, get the government they ask for.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


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


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