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Snow report: Lathrop tubing season opens

LATHROP - It was tough to determine what was brighter - the twinkle in 4-year-old Carlos Jimenez' eyes or the snow piled 18 inches deep on Mt. Dell'Osso.

November 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mt. Dell’Osso: It’s tubular fun, dude

Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.

November 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government jobs up 500 in SJ County while 400 more Mantecans out of work

Four hundred Manteca residents joined the ranks of the unemployed in October as the jobless rate inched back toward a post Depression high of 14.4 percent set in March.

November 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Farmers keeping Manteca-Lathrop on cutting edge

There are a number of "city slickers" and tekkies who are convinced farmers are so 19th century when it comes to thinking and being stewards of the earth.

November 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police group rejects city plan to give up money & hire back officers

The Manteca Police Officers Association doesn't want to change the terms of their contract with the city to allow for Manteca to rehire at least part of the 12 officers that were laid off due to the budget deficit.

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Pizza guy going over the top 150 times with new yogurt store

The pizza guy has his designs on becoming the South County yogurt king.

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Boys & Girls: A chance for kids to be a kid

Why am I digging into my pockets to donate to next week's Boys & Girls Club Telethon?

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Condos $5,000 away from 80% decline

The Cherry Lane condos are on the verge of making Manteca history.

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Mayor: Let’s rethink housing

Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is time to rethink how Manteca is building homes to meet the changing housing market realities.

November 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca honors Charlie & Bobette Giles by naming park after them

It's an All American story of a hardworking husband and wife, who loved each other, loved their families, loved their workers, and loved their community.

November 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Health care: Be careful what you ask for as you might just get it

Back in the mid-1960s a government study determined the artificial sweetener known as cyclamates can cause cancer.

November 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ground zero in moth fight

A small paper clip dwarfs it but don't let the light brown apple moth fool you.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Grocery Outlet shopping spree among bid items

Just how much groceries can you stash in shopping carts in two minutes?

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Realtors come through with $1,500 to help Turkeys R Us at Thanksgiving

The Manteca council of the Central Valley Association of Realtors added $1,500 to the Turkeys R Us effort Tuesday to assure there will be enough turkeys so that 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop will not go without on Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


It’s time to reject all incumbents in Sacramento

California is in a world of hurt. We have overextended government to the point we can no longer afford it.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Go ahead & enjoy the latte will you can afford it

Can you afford to give up a latte a week?

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A cautionary tale about signing on the dotted line

Steve Catalano wants to go home.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$159M bond helps push for vocational education

The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Why rats like dark tunnels such as the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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