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SSJID & Manteca: A history of prosperity

Evelyn Prouty makes sure that people understand if it wasn't for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District and its economic stewardship, Manteca as it is known today wouldn't exist.

April 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t cry for state lawmakers losing free cars

Jerry Springer isn't the only unbelievable TV on the tube these days.

April 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollar buys 4X more house today than 6 years ago

The dollar just isn't buying what it used to.

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Del Webb keeps on building

Del Webb at Woodbridge for the past four years has played a pivotal role in keeping Manteca's weakened new housing market from suffering a total collapse as it did elsewhere in San Joaquin County.

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kobe’s $100K initiation into the real world

It is inexcusable what Kobe Bryant mouthed an NBA official. In case you haven't watched any form of mass or social media in the last few days now that Charlie Sheen's rantings have become yesterday's news it was the gay slur that starts with an "f."

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor: Flood zone limits growth

Flooding concerns – and not planning initiatives – is what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford believes will determine Manteca's ultimate southwest city limits.

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water system operating costs drop 7.9 percent

The cost of operating the Nick DeGroot Water Treatment Plant that provides surface water to Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy will drop 7.9 percent over the next 12 months.

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One way to help alleviate suspicion over RDA expansion

Is anyone at City Hall surprised that property owners in the proposed expansion of the redevelopment agency are a bit suspicious?

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McNerney seeks $450M for ACE high speed rail

Congressman Jerry McNerney is behind legislation to secure $450 million in federal funds over the next 10 years to help build the Altamont Commuter Express high speed rail service between Stockton and San Jose.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID says no thanks to consultant’s pitch

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's board turned down a pitch to spend $25,000 in a bid to try and leverage $300,000 in federal funds.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


YouTube, graphic footage & instant gratification

At one point shortly past midnight Sunday when a brawl broke out in the bar at the Strike Zone a man who appeared to be a bouncer turned to a customer who was videotaping the fight and told him he should post it on YouTube.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID puts its money on the table for 15% lower rates

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District board has spent the past seven years talking about how they can sell retail power for 15 percent less than PG&E in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon and do so while updating the distribution system.

April 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Perhaps we should sue the government for how they fed us as kids in the 1960s

The government plied me with tamale pie, something I believe was tuna casserole, whole milk, as well as fairly greasy and calorie intensive pizza during my formative years.

April 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Working for our uncle until Saturday

Congratulations.

April 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Gentleman Jim’ passes away

Jim Brown - an East Union High coaching icon known as a true gentleman - passed away over the weekend while vacationing in Georgia with his wife Jan.

April 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Homeless man’s dog attacks

Wayne Cummings' cowboy boots are a bit gnawed and his denim jeans pant legs shredded but he's alive

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DELTA LEVEES

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role ...

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council keeps aerial display at BLD complex

Aerial fireworks will again be launched near the Big League Dreams sports complex this Fourth of July but the plug has been pulled on the ...

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: The little city that couldn’t

Can Manteca deliver on just one water play attraction?

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police walk a fine line

Manteca Police are walking a fine line when it comes to what some contend is the city's most pressing quality of life issue - the ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FOOD TRUCKS RETURN

One the biggest single day events ever staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department - Manteca Food Truck Mania - returns to Woodward Park on Sunday, May ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water leaks, burned out street lights & frustration

A well-lit neighborhood is a deterrent to crime.

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Minimum wage, maximum pain

California's minimum wage laws are already having severe impacts on Manteca's two leading non-profits - Give Every Child a Chance and the Manteca-Lathrop Boys ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homes may soon border Sedan Ave.

Manteca's first residential project aimed at serving four distinct income brackets of home buyers is being proposed on 339 acres stretching from a point ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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