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The lesson Sammy Davis gave us in black & white

Editor's note: This is a shorter version of a column that first appeared in 1993.

April 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


War hero joining Hall of Fame

Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is being inducted into the 2010 Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Just 10 spaces left for street fair April 10-11

Manteca's biggest event - the 14th annual Crossroads Street Fair that draws crowds in excess of 35,000 - has just 10 vendor spaces left.

March 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Act my age? I certainly hope I never fall into that trap

I'm 54 today and I'm still not "acting my age," whatever that annoying little saying is supposed to mean.

March 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Seeking green from Uncle Sam

Manteca's leaders are making a pitch for Uncle Sam's green dollars in a bid to keep a lid on future sewer costs for municipal ratepayers.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAFE helps keep fire department ready for emergencies

Volunteers are helping stretch the effectiveness of the Manteca Fire Department by doing re-inspection of various businesses where safety concerns and possible fire hazards were previously noted by full-time trained personnel.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Entries sought for first ever Memorial Day parade May 31

Debby Moorhead would like nothing better than to see hundreds of Manteca veterans walking down flag-lined Yosemite Avenue on Memorial Day to the applause of thousands of spectators lining the street for the city's first parade honoring those who have served America.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Library: Still standing & filling a big need

Back in 1994 during a terse exchange over the need for a new Manteca Library, one opponent stood up in the council chambers and declared it was a moot point since public libraries would be on the way out by the year 2000.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Free Easter egg hunts Saturday

It's organized chaos.

March 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for a 10% tax on tanning beds

Let me tell you how it will be;

March 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Congress & erectile dysfunction drugs for convicted pedophiles

Find me a Democrat - or a Republican - in Congress who really wants national health care to foot the bill for convicted rapists and pedophiles to obtain erectile dysfunction drugs.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gang friction heats up

Manteca Police do not know why skirmishes are increasing between the Lathrop Hispanic Pride and Manteca's gangs.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Calvary Community steps up to help homeless families

There are dozens of homeless families waiting to secure an apartment for two months at the HOPE Family Shelter so they can get their finances back in order and obtain their own rental housing.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca jobless rate unchanged at 16.1 %

Manteca's jobless rate was unchanged in February.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uncle Sam needs ‘silent lien’ on bail out homes

Risky gambling and shirking responsibility for one's own actions gets rewarded while hard work, delayed gratification and responsible behavior gets taxed into oblivion in the America envisioned by those who walk the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

March 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Pension costs growing expense

Public employee retirees are living longer.

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use - or do they?

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca USD: Uranus versus Pluto conflict

Folks who make their living tossing theories abound about human behavior generally define Millennials as those born between the 1980s and 2000s. Some define Millennials by those who were in their formative years or reached adulthood at the dawn of the 21st century.

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming flood of misery for rural south Manteca folks

Rain and snow when it does fall can sometimes inflict painful misery on parts of Manteca and Lathrop.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca plans more info for new website

Looking for a street address in Manteca?

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


75-25 tax split to land Wolf?

Manteca may make its biggest tax sharing deal ever to get the biggest economic return yet for the municipal general fund.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


QUICKER RESPONSE

Manteca firefighters are arriving at emergency calls quicker despite an increase in calls.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ County plans center in Manteca

Home sales at River Islands at Lathrop and elsewhere will help start moving a proposed satellite county center toward becoming a reality in Manteca.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You voted for eggs to sell at $3.16 a dozen

The chickens have come home to roost.

January 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

January 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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