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The beauty of the season we mistakenly dismiss as dreary

There is something delightfully sinful about jogging in the fog

December 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Households saving $120 a year

The average Manteca household saved $120 in municipal water and sewer charges in 2011 thanks indirectly to the foreclosure meltdown.

December 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Phil Waterford et al prove it’s a wonderful life

Bah humbug might be the attitude on Wall Street but not on Main Street.

December 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Investing or buying green cards?

Investment and politics clash all the time in growth areas of the Central Valley such as Manteca.

December 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chipotle wants right to hire from pool of workers now in US illegally

The folks who run Chipotle Mexican Grill apparently are convinced that it is not worth the effort to hire only from the pool of people who can legally work in the United States.

December 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fire sale: Ex-carpenter’s hall

It seemed like a good deal at the time.

December 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf land deal talks

It could end up as the biggest land deal in terms of impacting the City of Manteca's bottom line.

December 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We act as if it is no big deal that Iraq war is over

When Johnny comes marching home again,

December 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Invest in Manteca, get a visa

The Trails of Manteca is more than just the largest housing subdivision ever proposed for Manteca.

December 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca IT department finds PG&E shortchanged city $80K

PG&E underpaid Manteca $80,835 in franchise fees collected from city electric and natural gas customers over a five-year period ending in December 2010.

December 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trophy Generation makes it loud & Clear: Life isn’t fair

The Occupy Du Jour protestor was adamant.

December 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No change for sewer & water?

Manteca utility customers are posed to get an early Christmas present on Tuesday - a suspension of planned rate increases for sewer and water service in 2012.

December 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


23,600 Manteca residents on the job; 3,700 looking

Manteca's jobless rate inched up slightly in October.

December 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s the bigger crime? Obstruction or Uncle Sam arming ruthless drug cartels?

Let's see, the federal government purposely sells guns to the Mexican drug cartels that are used to maim and kill law-abiding citizens of the United States and Mexico.

December 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kid’s weight makes you unfit parent in government’s eyes

Is your kid overweight?

December 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


The real wall we need to build is in DC

Building a wall, per se, won't address what is really fueling a mass "illegal" immigration from south of the border.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Garbage costing more in March

There's a chance the solid waste increases the Manteca City Council adopted Tuesday won't be fully implemented within four years as adopted.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SOROPTIMIST MAGIC

There's something magical about the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gary Singh embodies the true American Dream

Twenty-four years ago Gary Singh was struggling to learn English.

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Powers left mark on farming & Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24-year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

November 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ANSWERING THE CALL

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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