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COUNTY SEAT REDISTRICTING

Mayor Willie Weatherford believes the 2010 Census can justify creating a true South County seat on the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors representing those living east of the San Joaquin River consisting of Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, and Escalon as well as the surrounding rural areas.

March 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to ignore politics of downtown and move on

Wide streets may bring people downtown but it doesn't get them to stop there.

March 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 17,838 residents

Manteca had one traffic light, no McDonald's, and 12,000 residents when a 23-year-old Willie Weatherford was hired as a police officer fresh out of the Air Force on Jan. 17, 1966.

March 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who is more pathetic? Sheen or those of us who feed off his rants?

Charlie Sheen - the pundits say - is one witty guy.

March 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Farmers market on the move

Manteca's farmers market is departing Library Park for the plaza of the theater at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

March 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca spending $250K to fight state

Manteca is getting ready to fight the State of California.

March 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free market for taco trucks while its socialism for Lathrop restaurants

Give Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos points for being willing to do the politically incorrect thing and question the wisdom of giving "breaks" to those who are "only trying to make a living" selling food from vending trucks.

March 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Berryhill ventures into Twilight Zone of California politics

Bill Berryhill has got it right.

March 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


110 acres of family fun

Great Wolf Resorts and city leaders are still sorting through details of a potential deal that could bring a 600-room resort/indoor water park to Manteca.

March 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A SCAR ON CITY NO LONGER

The daffodils are in bloom and the trees are budding as spring approaches for the 12th time since the Tidewater Bike Path replaced the former barren and weed-infested abandoned right-of-way of its namesake railroad.

March 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Expansion goal: Reduce economic, physical impacts of foreclosures

A proposed expanded redevelopment agency that would encompass nine more areas of Manteca is targeting five goals including reducing the physical and economic impact of foreclosures.

March 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Coming to a park near you

Try to break into the new animal shelter to "free" a dog that the city impounded and you will end up being electronically recorded in high enough resolution footage that the odds are great you'll get arrested eventually.

March 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IT’S BEE-ZY TIME OF YEAR

Today there is somewhere in the neighborhood of 5.28 billion bees buzzing around almond orchards about Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

March 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids Zone gets state licensing making it ‘legal’

Kids Zone is now meeting a Manteca City Council directive issued in November: Make it legal and no more "profits."

March 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BYU makes principled stand for integrity

Brigham Young University has standards.

March 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

Traffic flow before and after school - as well as student safety - will be significantly enhanced when students return to classes on Aug. 4 at five ...

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


KILLER ON THE LOOSE?

It is an irony that isn't lost on Doris Morgan.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wine Group plans to build big warehouse

The Wine Group - the world's second largest winery based on volume - is planning to build a 510,000-square-foot warehouse for wine storage on the ...

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KIDS’ ZONE RETURNS

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday's Kids' Drive-In party being staged by ...

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight so far seek two openings in Manteca

The November Manteca City Council election could be one for the record books.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Heat wave hits as 20th anniversary of blackout approaches

The current heat wave that started Saturday with the initial day of 100 degree plus heat and is expected to continue through this Saturday comes ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can't - as they say - judge a book by its cover.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified still following civil rights hoop settlement

Ever wonder why Manteca Unified School District started combining varsity basketball games for boys and girls teams on Friday nights?

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘The mountains are calling and I must go’

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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