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The speech Obama should give Thursday

President Barack Obama might try the following on Thursday when he delivers his much anticipated jobs speech:

September 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Atherton Drive gap work starting

A half-mile extension of Atherton Drive was part of the much ballyhooed federal stimulus effort to get Americans back to work.

September 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I listen to my body talk & it makes it clear I’m no athlete

"Oh, the pain, the pain." - One of Dr. Smith's signature lines from the 1960s TV series "Lost in Space"

September 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McKinley interchange: A big ‘if’

McKinley Avenue might be more aptly named "Avenue If."

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police Officer’s Ball offers help for kids to avoid gangs, & elegance

It is arguably the classiest night of the year in Manteca - the annual Manteca Police Officer's Ball.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Labor built our military might & Twin Towers

The temperatures are in the 90s still.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Air Alert for San Joaquin County

The threat of costly federal penalties - including the possibility of ultimately banning new businesses and barring existing ones from expanding - looms over the San Joaquin Valley.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council may just say no to bullying

Bullying in Manteca Parks and Recreation programs may soon be against official city policy.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What would Andy & his son Opie think of Bass Pro’s fishing department?

Dad died in 1965.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City manager may have to reside within 30 miles of Manteca

Manteca's next city manager will have to live within 30 miles of the city.

September 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Four apply for nine youth board spots

Five vacancies on the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission will go unfilled – at least for awhile.

September 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $144,690 question & other thoughts on pay

Is being city manager of Manteca worth paying someone $144,690 a year?

September 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McLaughlin making $144,690

Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin can't in good conscience justify hiring an assistant city manager given compensation and staffing cutbacks that have whittled the municipal work force by 88 workers over the past three years.

September 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley foray proves downtown can win people’s hearts

You don't need a crystal ball to see what direction downtown Manteca needs to take.

September 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New homes up in size 27% since 2008

There's big news in Manteca new housing starts.

September 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Mayor sharing what’s on tap for Manteca

Manteca's first formal State of the City takes place Wednesday.

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent

Here's a dilemma that not many elected boards face - should the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board reduce water rates by 7 percent to ...

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will someone snap up old Qualex home?

The City of Manteca's auction planned for April will be one for the books.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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