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Bricker: From cadet to chief

His hands were shaking.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water efficiency for farm usage goal of $14M irrigation project

Farmers south of Manteca will become some of the most efficient users of water on the planet when the 2012 irrigation season starts in March.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop: In same state districts?

Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and Escalon may end up in the same Assembly and State Senate districts for the first time in at least 20 years.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro Shops is deal that’s paying off for Manteca

Imagine the City of Manteca having to spend $3.5 million to cover a bond payment because The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley isn't finished.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeowners at Del Webb pay proportionately more in city taxes

It isn't a myth that Del Webb residents contribute more to Manteca's municipal bottom line than a typical household.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Gung Ho! then heave ho?

Gung Ho! – a city personnel training effort that involved all but 20 of Manteca's 350 municipal employees – has been slammed by the head of the Manteca Firefighters Association.

June 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Just how ‘dire’ is the loss of six firefighters?

Does anyone really want to see Manteca lose six firefighters?

June 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CURTAIN WILL RISE AFTER ALL

Patrick Rabelo knows just how much families strapped for money valued the free Movies in the Park series last summer.

June 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Union Ranch homeowners: Stop landscape district formation

Union Ranch residents – unhappy they are being asked to maintain a park that hasn't been improved yet and that the entire community could use – are asking the Manteca City Council to suspend efforts to form a landscape maintenance district.

June 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight dirty little secrets about Manteca & city funding

Ready for to hear a couple of dirty little secrets?

June 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Measure M mismanagement?

Measure M – the half cent public safety sales tax passed by voters – is being mismanaged according to the president of the Manteca Firefighters Association.

June 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD will provide $271K annually for general fund starting in 2012-13

The distressed City of Manteca general fund will start scoring $271,000 a year beginning in 13 months.

June 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CASWELL PARK BECKONS

A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaits those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road.

June 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s wrong using 3rd graders for political objectives

How would you view a teacher taking class time to have her third grade students write legislators to protest cuts to education and to raise the budget?

June 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


81% happy with Manteca service

Manteca city employees consistently score in the 80 percent range when it comes to response time, effectiveness, and courtesy.

June 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War brings major change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: farm woes, fires, floods in ‘quiet decade’

The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife ...

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager job wasn’t on radar

Karen McLaughlin didn't start out in life with the goal of becoming a city manager.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water play stays dry awaiting state

Joanne Beattie would love to have the city turn back on the $450,000 interactive water play feature at Library Park on Tuesdays during the ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Circle K with gas pumps at Bypass & Main

The first commercial construction south of the 120 Bypass since the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley opened eight years ago will be a convenience store ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra Nevada

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca's destiny is sealed but its fate isn't.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GECAC: 79.2% success rate

"If you put a caring adult across from a struggling student amazing things will happen." - the late Antone Raymus

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW $500K ENGINE

Manteca's newest fire engine rides higher for a reason.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Impromptu steak dinner for homeless

Jeff Shields had a dilemma.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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