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The best epitaph: ‘Fred was a good and kind man’

We weren't the Brady Bunch nor were we the Waltons.

September 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Ground zero for retail

The Highway 120 Bypass and Union Road interchange will soon become ground zero for retail in the South County.

September 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prevention: It works for public health & it can work for health care

Much ado – and appropriately so – is made about Manteca's peace officers and firefighters.

September 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Will streets crumble?

There's lean and mean and then there's the Manteca streets division.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca apartment rents drop since start of 2009

A glut of rental homes is sending Manteca apartment rents downward virtually across the board.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


82 more homes in works along Woodward Avenue

Three separate projects that could add 82 homes on the south side of Woodward Avenue between Woodward Park and Atherton Drive are before the Manteca Planning Commission on Tuesday.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Taking a bit more than a little off the top and off the sides

Communication – or lack thereof – is a many splendid thing.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Salt: The next sewer rate buster?

Salt could do to your monthly sewer bill what ammonia did – raise it considerably.

September 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Employment picture improves in Manteca

Manteca's unemployment picture – as well as that of every other community in San Joaquin County – bucked the statewide trend in August as more people went back to work.

September 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I wrote the book on first date disasters

First dates and disasters are one in the same for me.

September 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca opts not to join LA in divesting from banks in foreclosure tiff

Manteca's City Council isn't about to tell banks their business.

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Meth for Clunkers: It could be fed’s next big giveaway

NEWS ITEM: Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say tried to trade his 74-year-old father's Lincoln for $50 worth of crack cocaine.

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A home’s value versus its worth

Why, the reader asked in an e-mail, are you still in your home if you paid $189,900 for it in March 2008 and the assessor says it is worth only $102,000 as of Jan. 1, 2009?

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


People mover down on the farm

LATHROP - San Francisco International Airport has them. The Stockton Metro Airport doesn't. However, Dell'Osso Farms will soon have one.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca BLD set to smash records with 400K guests

Big League Dreams Manteca is the undisputed champ for paid attendance among the nine replica Major League Baseball sports complexes managed by the Southern California-based firm.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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