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Manteca’s day of reckoning is drawing near

Manteca has millions of dollars laying around in restricted accounts that can't be used to bridge the city's remaining $2.5 million general deficit.

September 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID to the rescue?

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is stepping up to help Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as well as fire districts within its boundaries to weather the state's strong-armed borrowing of local property taxes.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will council cut police force by 16 officers?

Manteca could end up with 30 percent less police officers over the next few months between retirements and the threatened lay-off of 16 officers by mid-October.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The self-induced misery of many newspapers

The loss of a newspaper is not a good thing – even a competitor.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Dance contest part of upcoming Pumpkin Fair

So just who is more suave of a dancer - Manteca Councilman Steve DeBrum or Commons at Union Ranch (Premier Care) Chief Executive Officer Don Peterson?

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trash talk: Air quality = higher rates

Manteca residents are recycling more and generating less garbage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government jobs & pay at top of SJ heap

Government provides the biggest slice of the employment pie in San Joaquin County and also offers the second highest average weekly wage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Everything from carving to cooking at Pumpkin Fair

Manteca's best pumpkin desert makers and pumpkin carvers are competing at next weekend's 25th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to take a real look at workforce housing project

Those living in the Land of the McMansions are about to get new neighbors – workforce housing.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly days near an end?

Manteca may soon drop out of the running for Weed Patch USA honors at least as far as part of the Highway 99 corridor is concerned.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ALL ABOARD!

LATHROP – Ron Dell'Osso always wanted his own train set as a child.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


For Jowell, laughter was always better than tears

That impish signature twinkle lit up her eyes.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHARP seeking more volunteers

Roger Meadows just didn't sit around the house after retiring from his 27-year career with Lockheed as a project planner.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Football field carries name of dedicated board member

Guss Schmiedt literally helped create one of Manteca's earliest football fields.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Economic reality catching up with public sector

The professor was indignant.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


$31.7 million decision is for the birds

The double-crested cormorant is not on any endangered species list.

October 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Study: SSJID can lower rates 15%

It's now the $310 million question.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stockton Police: Gambling with Sam Fant’s reputation?

Stockton Police are alleging Manteca Unified School District board member Sam Fant is a person of interest in an Internet café gambling operation.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU golf remains unbeaten

Brooke Riley shot an even-par 37 to lead East Union's 246-288 win over Manteca at Manteca Park Golf Course. Monday's win moves the Lancers to 5-0 in the Valley Oak League.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


MOVING WALL RETURNING

The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis’ lesson in black & white

Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TALKING TRASH

You can tell a lot about a city by its garbage.

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two types of water: Let the suing begin

Water is water, right?

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$MART MOVE$

She's a single woman in Manteca in her 50s.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


DEEPENING DROUGHT FEARED

It rained 0.51 inches in Manteca on Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to change course at city hall

There is no delicate way to put this. The folks who run the City of Manteca day-to-day are out of touch with the people they serve.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor’s tenure nears end

Government doesn't - and shouldn't - have all the answers.

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apple takes a bite out of the forbidden fruit of privacy

"People have a right to privacy."

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Leaking valve creates lasting pond near Kmart store

Josh Herbert is not a happy camper.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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