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High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house

The Central Valley Water Project implemented during the Great Recession helped lift the lot of the poor in the San Joaquin Valley by providing the means to turn fields into fertile farmland.

October 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can you help make a difference?

Jim Todd hopes Manteca residents will make a difference in the lives of those struggling one can at a time this Sunday.

October 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bricker’s successor on force

Manteca's next police chief is already serving on the force.

October 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Firefighter & paramedic get recognition for delivering baby

Damion Vargas' wife was going to have a baby.

October 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sign of the times: To twirl or not to twirl

It is a sign of the times.

October 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is glass more than half empty?

Kelley Brothers Brewing Co. was the toast of downtown when it opened 12 years ago.

October 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police Chief defends officers who told Bikers for Christ to leave

Two Bikers for Christ who were asked to leave the Pumpkin Fair on Sunday by Manteca Police weren't the only bikers told to do so unless they hid their patches.

October 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD helps spread green throughout Manteca’s economy

The smartest decision made by the Manteca City Council during the past 10 years?

October 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CVB gets full cut; city employees taking cuts

Two years ago when city employees took a 3.8 percent hit due to furlough days to keep the city afloat the pain was also shared by contracted services such as the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. The mayor and the rest of the City Council voluntarily took an even higher cut in their stipends of 10 percent.

October 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Congress & banks declare war on the Middle Class

Loan sharks have gone uptown.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jyriaun - and others like him - are why I’ll never complain about giving up a Saturday afternoon

Every three weeks I spend part of my Saturday at the Delta Blood Bank facility in Modesto.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s fire sale: Lower fees

Manteca needs to build at least two more fire stations to meet adopted municipal emergency response service goals for development already in place.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: Good & bad economic news all at once

Manteca's economy has taken on the characteristics of Sybil.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 more drive-thru windows

Drive-thru windows – the bane of efforts to reduce San Joaquin Valley air pollution – are a prominent feature of three new businesses advancing through the municipal approval process.

October 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State-of-the-art animal shelter dedication set for October 13

The days of cramped space and drab surroundings for Manteca's unwanted or lost dogs and cats are numbered.

October 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Powers left mark on farming & Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24-year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

November 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ANSWERING THE CALL

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink

Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California turning into Tower of Babel

Editor's note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AG HISTORY

Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region in a bid to make a living after the ...

November 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 3, 2012

November 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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