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Golden Poppy: California’s flowering gold

There's still plenty of gold in California's fertile dirt.

April 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Measure M pays for 11 cops

Is Manteca in a position to hire up to four police officers in the next two years thanks to Measure M sales tax as well as possibly save three firefighting jobs?

April 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca jobless rate unchanged for third month

Manteca's jobless rate was unchanged at 16.1 percent for the third straight month in March.

April 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s move to force medical pot growers indoors

Is it reasonable to require those who are legally growing marijuana for legitimate medicinal purposes to do so inside a closed structure or face prosecution?

April 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may just say no to legal pot sales

Manteca leaders are about to make two things clear - there will be absolutely no pot dispensaries allowed in the city and they will restrict the growing of marijuana for personal use to the fullest extent of the law.

April 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You work 104 days and what do you get?

This past Wednesday - April 14 - was the day a typical Californian started working for their self instead of Sacramento and Uncle Sam.

April 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t steal it if you shred it

A Mylnar Avenue resident noticed a lot of paper debris blowing across her lawn on Monday and it made her angry.

April 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Sarah Palin coming out big winner in Turlock? You betcha

Turlock, on the map?

April 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Inmate conjugal visits may come back to haunt Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown's Waterloo as a politician might just come from the corridors of Deuel Vocation Institution as well as the rest of California's prisons.

April 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Federal crime means more time

The use of an aging MAC-11 semi-automatic machine pistol may have elevated Monday's drive-by shooting allegedly done by two illegal aliens that are also Sureno gang members to the level of a federal crime.

April 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca’s ugly duckling ‘front door’ going through transformation

April showers will bring May shrubs and trees.

April 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


River accord ups spring flows in SJ River

San Joaquin City - or what few traces are left of it - is stuck in the middle of nowhere along the river it was named after to the southeast of the Airport Way crossing.

April 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Citizen juries: A basic right for Americans

Defense attorneys apparently don't like newspaper editors.

April 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID generating money

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's 100 percent green energy portfolio also is generating plenty of green.

April 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mother Nature breaks up street fair

Wind gusts and steady rain ended the 14th annual Crossroads of California Sunday several hours ahead of schedule.

April 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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VFW kitchen cost soars

The debate about whether to loan the Post 6311 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars $50,000 to help pay for a commercial kitchen for the new Moffat Community Center that they will use has gotten a bit more complex.

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


To the Class of 2015: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE FALLEN

The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Driving folks into hopeless desperation: That’s the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7M outpatient surgical center

Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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