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Archive By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Cash for clunker appliances = big savings

You wouldn't expect people to be lining up at the crack of dawn to buy energy and water efficient washing machines as well as energy saving refrigerators.

April 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Restoring sanity & safety in our neighborhoods

The real estate agent unlocked the door telling me to remember that it was a foreclosure.

April 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Conserving drinking water & tax dollars

Manteca has found a way to keep the grass green and to save taxpayers green at the same time.

April 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It may not be worth giving up $100K for $1M

Would you trade $100,000 a year for $1 million a year?

April 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From $680K homes to blight in 5 years?

Should the turn-of-the21st-century neighborhoods southeast of the Airport Way and Highway 120 Bypass interchange where homes once sold for as much as $680,000 just five years ago be targeted for redevelopment due to a high rate of foreclosures?

April 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gail Perry joining Manteca Hall of Fame

Gail Perry - a key player in the multi-generation success of one of the nation's largest melon and pumpkin brokering firms - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California leaders put sexuality ahead of effectiveness of Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America do not ask prospective youth members about their sexual preference.

April 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New law goes after landlords with tenants that cause chronic trouble

Absentee landlords who don't manage their rental homes in a responsible manner creating chronic nuisances in Manteca neighborhoods may soon have to pay a price for their inattentiveness.

April 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca’s first Memorial Day parade honors WWII veterans

World War II veterans heralded as part of the greatest generation are being sought to serve as grand marshals for Manteca's first Memorial Day parade.

April 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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


Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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