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Distracted driving entails much more than just cell phones

I made a big mistake Friday.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mistlin baseball plan strikes out

It played a pivotal role in preventing a shuttered Spreckels Sugar refinery from turning into cancerous blight. It helped over 300 low-income Manteca seniors make essentially cost-free health and safety repairs to their homes. It made Big League Dreams possible and it put infrastructure in place that allowed Manteca to capture everything from a Costo to a Kohl's Department Store.

December 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


150-foot cell tower pole may fly Old Glory

Manteca could be known as the place you can see the American flag descending from the Altamont Pass if Councilman Vince Hernandez has his way.

December 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dry December may mean early irrigation run

It's shaping up as one of the driest Decembers ever on the Stanislaus River watershed.

December 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ugly duckling transformation for Manteca is now under way

Clarese Anderson's first impression of Manteca wasn't what one might call favorable.

December 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $20.1M investment spree

Manteca dipped into its special funds "savings" and used stimulus funds to go on a $20.1 million investment spree during 2011.

December 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for the Beach Grandpas 2012 reunion tour

"California Girls" is one of my favorite songs.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


603 new homes built in Manteca in 23 months

Manteca developers have built 603 single family homes during the past 23 months.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Preparing to accommodate 20,000+ additional toilets

It's a line that will help flush 20,000-plus toilets.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 died in Manteca during flu epidemic of 1918-1919

The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 93 years ago.

December 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Getting rid of unfocused MJC, Delta students

A free education, it is a misnomer if there ever was one.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City replacing Model-T era garage

The new City of Manteca vehicle maintenance facility that is being built on the southeast corner of South Main and Wetmore streets employs a simple and functional design.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ADVANTAGE FOR KIDS

A few years ago most of the youngsters making gingerbread men in a portable classroom at the Nile Garden campus after school would have been dubbed "latchkey" kids.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


First City Hall broke for Manteca started in 1923

The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of a triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.

December 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In retrospect, 2011 was a good year for most of us

Just five days to go for 2011.

December 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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BUREAUCRATIC BUMBLING

The San Joaquin River that is imperiling farms in South Manteca and roughly 40,000 residents in Lathrop and Weston Ranch would be less of ...

February 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

February 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

If I had a day to show off a friend who has never stepped foot in Manteca before why I like living here I'd ...

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Getting Lathrop Road onto the right path

Lathrop Road is a mess and is likely to get a loss worse.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S DEADLY STREETS

It's not your imagination. Manteca's streets are getting dangerous.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City residents urged to keep up to date on conditions, services

Manteca is not taking any chances.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Extensive rain makes pallets essential

Pallets often become essential for navigating Manteca Unified school campuses during extensive periods of rain.

February 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will this be 12th flood in 90 years?

High stakes behind-the-scenes jockeying has been underway for the past two days as South County officials scramble to get the state bureaucracy to take steps ...

February 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much as its culture

Pity a University of California peace officer, especially those assigned to double-standard campuses such as Berkeley and Davis where unrestrained free speech is reserved for ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dredging: It could reduce flood fears

"Sediment has been identified as a significant contributor to the aggradation of the San Joaquin River and reduces its capacity to carry flood waters." - Excerpt ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Serious crime was flat during ‘16 in Manteca

Serious crime per 1,000 - the yardstick the FBI uses to provide apple to apple crime comparisons on an annual basis - was down ever so ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California's future?

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca considering look at truck routes

Manteca is preparing to address truck issues throughout Manteca.

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAN JOAQUIN RIVER WATCH

The San Joaquin River is expected to flow over levees 12 miles south of Manteca sometime Thursday near Vernalis at the confluence of the Stanislaus ...

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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