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ONE SHARP IDEA

Manteca Police's blue brigade of volunteers - the men and women of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police - are widely credited with helping free up police manpower to focus on more pressing crime needs.

November 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon school tax passes; DeBrum ups margin to 40

The tax measure to spend $25.3 million to replace aging portable classrooms at Colony Oak and Weston schools in Ripon Unified wasapproved in last week's election by a comfortable margin after the counting of additional mail-in ballots.

November 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California’s mass transit answer is the automobile

In the coming days I will get in my Escape and drive 457 miles to Death Valley.

November 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paving over grass for cars

Manteca is getting ready to tear out grass at Woodward Park to put in 164 additional parking spaces.

November 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Service clubs plan to serve 1,000 free turkey meals

A small army of volunteers are spending Thanksgiving preparing and serving a holiday feast for upwards of 1,000 people.

November 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My love affair started shortly after I married

The love affair started innocently enough.

November 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My love affair started shortly after I married

The love affair started innocently enough.

November 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No bonus bucks = 851 new homes

Developed lots minus homes are a scare commodity in Manteca these days.

November 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

The sounds of kids doing what kids do best - playing - filled the air without missing a beat as the last mournful note of "Taps" dissipated on a brisk autumn Sunday under the stately sycamores at Library Park.

November 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Traffic accidents with injuries up 20% in Manteca

Manteca's streets are seeing a slight drop in accidents while experiencing almost a 20 percent jump in injuries.

November 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


For whom the freeway tolls: It isn’t for masses

The rich, they're different than you and I.

November 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The road to Manteca’s future

There was not much just south of the 120 Bypass 15 years ago.

November 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cancer survivor lighting up her home in pink

Nick Brooks has no qualms whatsoever with his mother Linda's love of pink.

November 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We are all in this together. We are all Americans.

The republic is still standing.

November 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A-frame, human, & banner signs get council OK

Hundreds of illegal A-frame and pole banner signs doting Manteca's streets will be legal by the first week of January providing merchants secure city permits and provide insurance coverage.

November 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Manteca less safe?

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a ...

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA DOES IT AGAIN

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a ...

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL

Manteca's elected leaders facing a daunting unfunded pension liability could get a better handle on future debt and bring stability to city finances down ...

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca

The uproar this past week over a city coding error that sent Janis Music a $700 bill for false alarms that turned out to actually ...

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

If you don't think Manteca Unified is listening to the community, parents and students - guess again.

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take out a fire hydrant and it’ll cost you

At least 10 times a year someone manages to take out a City of Manteca fire hydrant.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City hiring 2nd resource officer to deal with homeless issues

A retiring Manteca Police officer will help augment the city's efforts to steer homeless that want help to available resources as well as address ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Santa's helpers do double duty as Manteca Recreation Department staffers.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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