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Manteca 2011 Senior Games May 14-21

As many as 1,000 athletes are expected to descend on Manteca for the 2011 Senior Games taking place May 14-21.

January 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s hot retail spot 95 years ago

It was as impressive to the Manteca community in 1916 as when Target opened a few years ago.

January 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca turns sewer land into economic Mother Lode

Most people saw just an old dump and abandoned wastewater treatment plant.

January 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s freeway to the future

Adriana Gianturcco – the ironfisted transportation director of the first Jerry Brown administration – was against it.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca aims for construction, then permanent jobs within city

Manteca could - in 2011 - become ground zero for construction jobs thanks to an aggressive effort by the city to move three projects forward in a bid to position the city to catch the first wave of the economic rebound when it occurs.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


So why do they call them bathroom vanities anyway?

I've been seriously toying with the idea of remodeling my bathroom for the past several months.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


South County in excellent shape

The string of wet storms that have blanketed the Sierra with a snowpack with water content almost 200 percent above normal and drenched sections of California with as much as 10 inches of rain wasn't supposed to happen.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hime caught photography bug during seventh grade

Thank goodness for Time-Life subscription promotions.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New UC motto: ‘Let there be less $245,000+ a year executives’

Jerry Brown could set the tone – and change the attitude of apparently many at the upper echelons of state bureaucracies – if he issues an executive order on his first day as California governor to eliminate any position in the University of California system paying $245,000 a year or more.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going from affordable housing crisis to foreclosure debacle

Editor's note: The following is the last in a series recapping Manteca's history as 2010 draws to a close.

December 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Oak Valley Bank planning branch in Manteca near North & Main

Oak Valley Community Bank is planning to open a Manteca branch in the new retail complex in the 100 block of North Street just west of North Main Street.

December 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Words of faith: ‘The light begins in the darkness’

It was perhaps the darkest time of the Great Recession in Manteca.

December 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bricker retires but still on job

Dave Bricker's "last day" as Manteca's full-time police chief was Thursday.

December 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tries to shake bedroom status

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as 2010 draws to a close.

December 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government keeps on giving itself more & more control

I intend to become a lawbreaker.

December 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss

The grumblings have already started.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another 1.75M square feet

Get ready for a building boom in Manteca industrial space.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FIREWORKS DON’TS

The use of illegal pyrotechnics isn't the only fireworks laws being aggressively enforced over the next four days in Manteca.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca snags $1.8M grant for fueling station

Manteca's bid to be greener on three fronts - reducing methane gas emissions from the wastewater treatment plant, diverting food waste from landfills, and running ...

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ex-Manteca city manager now at helm in Avalon

David Jinkens is returning to sunny Catalina.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Tired of your neighborhood looking and sounding like a firefight in Kabul?

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


USING LESS WATER

Manteca is practicing what it preaches in how it manages landscape maintenance districts.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon USD honored as one of state’s top districts

When it comes to providing a good, solid education Ripon Unified means business.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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