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Turkeys R Us $16,900 short to help needy at Thanksgiving

There's just one frozen turkey in the freezer at the Second Harvest Food Bank that has been dropped off so far to help provide the main course this Thanksgiving for 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A medicinal pot dispensary in Manteca?

Richard Norris wants the City Council to allow a non-profit medicinal dispensary and a cannabis nursery in Manteca.

November 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Calvary finds out that no good deed goes unpunished

Normally I do not get into commenting on remarks left on the Manteca Bulletin's website.

November 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christ is a verb for Calvary youth

Christ is a verb and not a noun.

November 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cable customers ‘taxed’ by Manteca, satellite users aren’t

Comcast Cable TV customers are getting hit with pass-thru franchise fees that are projected to bring in $500,000 into the City of Manteca's general fund when the fiscal year ends June 30, 2010.

November 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Pumpkin Maze: Smashing hit

LATHROP - It is without a doubt the largest agri-tourist attraction in the Central Valley if not all of California.

November 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$746M in Manteca retail sales projected for fiscal year

Manteca's municipal spending plan is based in part on the conservative projection that taxable retail sales will hit $746 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

November 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Father Joe & the season of Thanksgiving

The first time I met Father Joe he was spread eagle in front of my mom's home with a Lincoln Police officer standing over him.

November 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Fire station on Lathrop Road?

Manteca is changing its game plan for its next fire station in a bid to better serve growth as well as make a bid for federal stimulus funds.

November 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Churches help with telethon in bid to keep doors open to Boys & Girls

Church groups are among the organizations stepping up to help the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop during the 30th annual telethon Nov. 23-24.

November 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Money clouds perspective on Manteca housing

Money – or the absence thereof – isn't just the root of all evil. It also has a wonderful way of clouding people's perspectives.

November 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Merchants nix paying for improvements

Downtown merchants and property owners don't want to tax themselves to provide services and improvements specifically benefitting the Manteca's oldest shopping district through the formation of a Property-Based Business Improvement District.

October 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Plenty of Halloween fun set for tonight

Manteca's biggest Halloween family event - the MRPS Halloween Festival and Dance - takes place tonight at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. from 4 p.m. to midnight.

October 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


16 days left to raise $18,400 to buy turkeys for Thanksgiving

Struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop face their bleakest Thanksgiving in 12 years.

October 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Make Halloween real scary: Put Congress in charge

Imagine if the federal government were in charge of Halloween.

October 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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