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SAFE helps keep fire department ready for emergencies

Volunteers are helping stretch the effectiveness of the Manteca Fire Department by doing re-inspection of various businesses where safety concerns and possible fire hazards were previously noted by full-time trained personnel.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Entries sought for first ever Memorial Day parade May 31

Debby Moorhead would like nothing better than to see hundreds of Manteca veterans walking down flag-lined Yosemite Avenue on Memorial Day to the applause of thousands of spectators lining the street for the city's first parade honoring those who have served America.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Library: Still standing & filling a big need

Back in 1994 during a terse exchange over the need for a new Manteca Library, one opponent stood up in the council chambers and declared it was a moot point since public libraries would be on the way out by the year 2000.

March 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Free Easter egg hunts Saturday

It's organized chaos.

March 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for a 10% tax on tanning beds

Let me tell you how it will be;

March 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Congress & erectile dysfunction drugs for convicted pedophiles

Find me a Democrat - or a Republican - in Congress who really wants national health care to foot the bill for convicted rapists and pedophiles to obtain erectile dysfunction drugs.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gang friction heats up

Manteca Police do not know why skirmishes are increasing between the Lathrop Hispanic Pride and Manteca's gangs.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Calvary Community steps up to help homeless families

There are dozens of homeless families waiting to secure an apartment for two months at the HOPE Family Shelter so they can get their finances back in order and obtain their own rental housing.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca jobless rate unchanged at 16.1 %

Manteca's jobless rate was unchanged in February.

March 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uncle Sam needs ‘silent lien’ on bail out homes

Risky gambling and shirking responsibility for one's own actions gets rewarded while hard work, delayed gratification and responsible behavior gets taxed into oblivion in the America envisioned by those who walk the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

March 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Relief ahead for some PG&E patrons

Turning on the air conditioning this summer won't be as costly for some PG&E residential customers.

March 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1 in 136 are gang members in Manteca

Municipal budget cutbacks triggered by The Great Recession may have forced the gutting of much of Manteca's gang unit but during the 18 months it was up and running at full force it provide police with an invaluable weapon - an expanded list of documented gang members.

March 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


City taxpayers save via policy to delay arrest of suspects with severe injuries

Manteca Police did not arrest the 21-year-old suspect who crashed his 1995 Ford Mustang after a chase that reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour following a gang-related fight at a North Main Street convenience store.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Judge extends restraining order halting sale of pot in downtown

A temporary restraining order barring Quick N' East Markets from selling marijuana in downtown Manteca has been extended for 90 days.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gang colors in Manteca are white & brown

This may come as a shock to those who are convinced that all of Manteca's 500 documented gang members are Hispanic.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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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