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Manteca cuts city manager compensation

Manteca City Manager Steve Pinkerton - when mid-2011 rolls around - will have given up $30,000 a year in compensation.

September 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD: Waiting for Hollywood

There are 23,400 students on 30 campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.

September 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Some questions for Queen Meg & Gov. Moonbeam

Sitting on a sofa

September 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


56% pay cut doubles reserve ranks

Manteca's reserve firefighters took a 56 percent pay cut so they could better serve the community by allowing the city to double their ranks to 20 members.

September 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID has ample water if late irrigation needed

Hot weather this fall as the almond season gets into full swing won't be a problem this year for farmers who rely on South San Joaquin Irrigation District for water.

September 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apples cost much, much more during Great Depression

Honey Crisp. Gala. Fuji. Pink Lady. Jazz. Butterfly. Granny Smith.

September 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Quicker fire response on the way

Manteca's fourth fire station will have a split personality when it comes to its architecture.

September 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dancing with Sacramento means doing as the state says - period

Jason Messer's job requires participating in a dysfunctional dance that is known as California school financing with a heavy dose of mindboggling state-imposed rules.

September 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Teen paints snack bar for Eagle Scout project

The snack bar at East Union High's Dino Cunial Stadium is looking a lot spiffier today thanks to Michael Decker.

September 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


History yields to museum over Yellow Freight

For years, there were those who contended the event in Manteca in 1989 that had the longest lasting impact was the controversial split City Council decision to say no to Yellow Freight. The freight firm wanted to convert residential land near what is today Woodward Park into a massive freight terminal.

September 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon may tap into water plant

Ripon - facing salinity issues in well water - is looking to become part of the consortium of South County cities that own the Nick DeGroot Surface Water Treatment plant near the base of Woodward Reservoir.

September 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IT’S A BIG SIGN

The first inkling that Sierra High was about to raise the bar a notch or two came in the form of probably the biggest sign ever seen in these parts at a high school football game.

September 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Advance carnival tickets save buyers 50 percent

The 26th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off Wednesday when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to JC Penney in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

September 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


High speed rail: California’s fast track to ruin?

So does who does California high speed rail benefit?

September 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


1,068 homes on drawing board

A slightly redesigned Oleander Estates means Woodward Avenue's neighborhood feel will remain intact.

September 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


You should have seen the sidewalk

Pain is relative.

August 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail crossroads

Manteca is on track to be impacted by high speed rail.

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELPING HOMELESS

The homeless - especially families, mothers, and children - are hard to tell apart from those who have a permanent roof over their heads that they can ...

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bill: Allow homeless to sleep in vehicles

The homeless in Manteca often sleep in vehicles - both at night and during the day.

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California’s training wheels for young adults

If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No room(s) in Manteca

Representatives from McWhinney Development - the firm looking to invest upwards of $200 million to build a Great Wolf Resort in Manteca - were in town earlier ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FRENCH CAMP

Editor's note: This is an occasional series marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Manteca Unified School District.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The missing yellow plates along Louise

A reader wanted to know why the Louise Avenue corridor enhancement project undertaken by the City of Manteca didn't include installing the yellow metal ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The goal: Saving green

Reducing the carbon footprint of Manteca Unified School District is as much about saving green as it is being green.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones draining down to 1991 levels

The New Melones Resevior is continuing to slip toward puddle status.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRUSTEE DRAIN RESIGNS

Nine months after voters dumped two incumbents their replacements are no longer on the Manteca Unified School District board.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


S. Manteca likely site for next school

The next new school to be built in Manteca Unified will in all likelihood be built south of Woodward Avenue.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop flushing money

Manteca businesses - especially restaurants - may be flushing money down the drain.

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SLOW DOWN

Twice in two years pedestrians have been killed in Manteca after being struck by drivers who said they were "blinded" by the sun as they ...

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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