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Joe & Marge: True blue Americans

North Main Street in Manteca is a long way from Fifth Avenue in New York City. One can only imagine the thoughts that a classy lady who once modeled and taught piano in Manhattan must have thought when she rolled into town decades ago and passed what then passed as local culture – a topless bar.

July 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Follow the law? Not if you’re PG&E top brass

PG&E seems to be above regulation.

July 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA, RIPON CELEBRATES

You can double your Fourth of July fun this year by taking in two parades, two community celebrations, and two aerial fireworks displays spread over today and Monday in Manteca and Ripon.

July 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chief: Police need residents’ help to keep pressure on city’s criminals

The Supreme Court has ordered the release of 32,000 state prisoners.

July 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager takes $65,000 cut in salary

Manteca City Manager Steve Pinkerton was supposed to make $230,000 in the fiscal year that started Friday.

July 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The truth about America can be found in Manteca

Sometime between the first flag unfurling at dawn's early light on Main Street and the last flickering ember floating back down to earth in the darkened skies over Manteca's Big League Dreams sports complex you may discover the truth about America.

July 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Celebrate Our Independence


No layoffs but service levels will drop for fire

The deal avoiding the layoff of six Manteca firefighters doesn't mean service levels won't change.

July 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca loses $6.7M in state money grab

Manteca's elected city leaders are ready to join other cities in suing the State of California over the $86 billion budget signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police followed the evidence & took the hit

"It is what it is." - Stephen Schluer, president, Manteca Police Officers Association

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No police, firefighter layoffs

There will be no layoffs of Manteca firefighters after all.

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Family of man killed by police obtain civil rights attorney

The lawyer who successfully sued BART in the wrongful death of Oscar Grant is representing the family of a 27-year-old man shot and killed by a Manteca Police officer.

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Police concessions put public safety first

Manteca Police officers understood what was at stake.

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uncle Sam earns “D” for forcing lunch price hike on local students

Everything you need to know about the federal government you can learn in a Manteca Unified school cafeteria this fall.

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Painless taxes for Manteca residents

Visitors booking rooms in Manteca hotels contribute more than $420,000 a year to Manteca's municipal budget.

June 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s easy to be nuts about Ripon

Ripon is a true valley town with a strong sense of Americana that at times seems of another era.

June 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Tired of your neighborhood looking and sounding like a firefight in Kabul?

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


USING LESS WATER

Manteca is practicing what it preaches in how it manages landscape maintenance districts.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon USD honored as one of state’s top districts

When it comes to providing a good, solid education Ripon Unified means business.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal fireworks sale starts today at noon

Starting at high noon today it will be legal to use safe and sane for 156 consecutive hours in Manteca to midnight on Monday.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Tweets from City of Manteca

Want better communication with Manteca City Hall?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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