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Bay Area exports their problems to San Joaquin Valley

Back in the days when Manteca Police referred to Pennebaker Apartments as the police substation due to multiple calls on a daily basis, it should have been clear what ails California is the fact the wealthiest counties in this state often dump their problems on the poorest.

November 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkeys R Us short 267 turkeys at Thanksgiving

Two service clubs donated $1,100 to push Turkeys R Us closer to the goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have turkeys this Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Delta Commission: Trojan horse threat to San Joaquin

Is there anything worse for your pocketbook and the future of this state than the California Legislature?

November 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Business: Can it keep on trucking?

The truck – pulling a trailer that brought its length to 75 feet – had its emergency flashers on as it approached DuPont Circle from the south on Spreckels Avenue. The driver waited for traffic to pass and then swung into the adjoining lane to safely navigate the tight turn.

November 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Hearing Monday on Highway 99 widening project

Caltrans believes the widening of Highway 99 from Arch Road in Stockton to the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca will not significantly impact the environment.

November 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to avoid turf wars downtown

You'll find the future of downtown thriving in the shell of a ghost.

November 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Water deal will trash Delta

The $11.1 billion water bond being pushed by the state legislature is expected to "trash the Delta," according to Manteca farmer and recognized California water expert Alex Hildebrand.

November 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us short 300 turkeys for Thanksgiving

Turkeys R Us is just 300 turkeys away from their goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey on their Thanksgiving table.

November 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I’m being polite, I apologize ma’am if it offends you

I uttered just two words – "yes ma'am."

November 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


THE BEDQUARTERS WAY

Julian Holifield is at ground zero of the squabble over the downtowns bulbs.

November 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brock Elliott tops can competition among schools with 519 lbs

When it comes to recycling, the City of Manteca wants kids to know they can.

November 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us short 739 birds for Thanksgiving

Manteca's near record unemployment rate of 13.5 percent coupled with employers that have had to cut back hours for those still working has painted a different picture of need this holiday season.

November 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HONORING VETERANS

November 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A different wind is blowing at City Hall

Out on North Powers Avenue along the stretch that runs from Yosemite Avenue to the fire station, city crews were busy Monday blasting paint off the pavement that separates the bike lane from the travel lane.

November 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Weary eye cast on water bond

The $11.1 billion water bond rolled out last week by the California Legislature will have a major impact on South San Joaquin Irrigation District and the rest of the county.

November 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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