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SSJID funding $1M of improvements for Woodward Reservoir recreation

A million dollars from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District is helping upgrade one of the more popular regional summer recreation destinations - Woodward Reservoir.

May 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeowners picking up tab for park maintenance

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

May 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California & not GOP or Demos should come first

My first vote cast in a Republican governor's primary race was in June of 1974. I was 18. Meg Whitman didn't vote that year. She had a good excuse. She was two months shy of turning 18. Besides, she was a resident of Cold Springs Harbor in New York at the time.

May 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID: 101 years of making the right moves

Men driven by a vision of bringing prosperity to the sandy plains on the southeast edge of the Delta have put Manteca and its neighbors in Ripon and Escalon in one of the strongest positions in California when it comes to water and power.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID may net $50M a year

An independent consultant's study contends South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undervalued PG&E's assets and underestimated future power costs.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City spending $89K in bid to get part of $800 billion

Manteca is spending $89,000 again for the services of a lobbying firm that specializes in pitching projects before Congressional leaders and key bureaucrats who give the thumbs up and thumbs down to how special federal funds are distributed to local jurisdictions.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


150 more Mantecans now working

Almost 150 Manteca residents went back to work in April to push the city's unemployment rate down to 15.5 percent for the lowest level for jobless since December.

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Panhandlers: When do you trust them?

Off and on for the past few weeks two different couples have taken a position at the stop sign where Hulsey Drive meets Commerce Drive by In-N-Out Burger. I'd come across them while making my daily Jamba Juice run

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


11-year-old running to Sacramento

Eriq Kurys is going to Sacramento – the hard way.

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Many PG&E customers will see lower rates

A typical customer in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon who uses 650 kilowatts in a particular month will see a savings of $9 in their PG&E electric bill for energy consumption after June 1.

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth fees & those who keep crying wolf

Should growth pay its own way?

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Schools cut resource officer funds

Manteca Unified is getting ready to end funding for school resource officers.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wounded Warrior run part of Memorial Day events

Iraq War veteran Derek McGinnis and the author of "Exit Wounds": A Survival Guide to Pain Management" is among the entries already registered for the first Wounded Warrior Christopher Braley 5k run/walk that is part of the Memorial Day Weekend activities on Sunday, May 30, at Woodward Park.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Backing off on environmental perfection

It will go down as a landmark decision.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Storm brewing over costs

The buyers of homes in new Manteca neighborhoods approved in the mid-1990s were forced by conditions placed on development to pay into landscape maintenance districts.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

Storage at New Melones Reservoir has dropped below 400,000 acre feet for the first time since 1991.

July 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The truth about America can be found in Manteca

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on July 4, 2007.

July 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use by 37% in June

Manteca residents are taking the severe drought - that has sent reservoirs throughout California to record low levels and dropped underground water tables - seriously.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Will Manteca burn?

Dry grass. Drought stressed landscaping. Shake roofs. Winds expected to be between 10 and 12 mph.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Celebrations set for Ripon & Manteca

A parade, watermelon eating contest, World War II mural dedication, a pancake breakfast, pow wow, and aerial fireworks will mark the Fourth of July in Manteca and Ripon.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to?

I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don't notice very many garage sale signs - if any -from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn't think Christians should hide their faith.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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