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Heaven on earth: Summer in Manteca

The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.

August 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta deal may impact Manteca

Is the water that runs through city faucets and irrigates tens of thousands of acres of farmland around Manteca safe from being "diverted" to make the Bay Delta Conservation Plan work?

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal may extend golf pro contract to end of 2017

Alan Thomas could continue as Manteca's golf pro through Dec. 31, 2017.

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Shredding on Tuesday helps combat ID theft

All it takes is two pieces of information about you - your name and an account number - and a criminal can steal your identity.

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Police can’t wage war on crime alone

Some place along the line we've gotten the impression that police double as private security guards.

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sweet marriage: Manteca & Spreckels

A sugar shortage triggered by World War I indirectly gave birth to Spreckels Sugar – a name that was synonymous with Manteca prosperity for almost 80 years.

August 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Perry: No. 1 issue is how city manages tax dollars

Money – and how it is managed by municipal leaders – is the No. 1 issue in the Nov. 2 mayor's race as far as Carlon Perry is concerned.

August 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Making a sour turn of events a sweet success for Manteca

The late Bill Perry was mayor during one of Manteca's darkest moments - the closing of Spreckels Sugar that had served as the symbol, if not the heart, of the city's economic strength for over 75 years.

August 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cost of council: $51.5K a year

It is costing Manteca 77 cents per capita to provide the City Council with annual compensation including stipends and benefits such as health insurance and deferred compensation.

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Highway 99 widening step closer

Widening Highway 99 through Manteca will also improve traffic flow at the Highway 120 Bypass interchange.

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Magnolia Court turns green into platinum

When it comes to green Manteca is going platinum.

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


70% of babies at SJ General born to illegals?

Should those children who are born here to parents illegally in the United States have birthright to American citizenship?

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown merchants know best

Editor's note: This is a part of a series of stories on how mayor and council hopefuls would address various municipal issues

July 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Two-faced federal immigration policy

Arizona is being slammed for usurping federal authority and over-exaggerating crime committed by legal immigrants.

July 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca targets economic development

Editor's Note: This is a part of a series looking at issues raised by council and mayor candidates about various municipal concerns.

July 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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The goal: Saving green

Reducing the carbon footprint of Manteca Unified School District is as much about saving green as it is being green.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones draining down to 1991 levels

The New Melones Resevior is continuing to slip toward puddle status.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRUSTEE DRAIN RESIGNS

Nine months after voters dumped two incumbents their replacements are no longer on the Manteca Unified School District board.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


S. Manteca likely site for next school

The next new school to be built in Manteca Unified will in all likelihood be built south of Woodward Avenue.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop flushing money

Manteca businesses - especially restaurants - may be flushing money down the drain.

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SLOW DOWN

Twice in two years pedestrians have been killed in Manteca after being struck by drivers who said they were "blinded" by the sun as they ...

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID considers groundwater sustainability

By DENNIS WYATT

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1 out of 5 households have severe cost burden

By DENNIS WYATT

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almond harvest comes early

By DENNIS WYATT

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Affordable housing & Manteca

The phrase "affordable housing" is rapidly become a paradox in Manteca.

August 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca housing needs

The state-mandated housing element that's part of the Manteca General Plan - the city's blueprint for growth - is a document fashioned for and by ...

August 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water sale deal avoids SSJID suing

Stanislaus River water temperatures are expected to be too warm this fall for the survival of the Chinook salmon that are protected the federal Endangered ...

August 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Patterson Irrigation GM may lead SSJID

Peter Rietkerk may be hired Tuesday as the next general manager for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

August 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gala focuses on tourism

Tourism as Manteca's marquee industry?

August 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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