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Do the crime & Manteca will make you work it off

Commit a crime and Manteca may put you to work.

January 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Public libraries won’t be run by private firm

The latest chapter on privatizing libraries funded by San Joaquin County is about to end.

January 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It started out as a project to replace a toilet

I now live in a two bedroom, no bathroom home - at least until Saturday.

January 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developer will strengthen levee

The last line of defense for hundreds of Manteca homes against periodic flooding from river levees that have failed 11 times since 1929 is being strengthened by the developers of The Trails of Manteca.

January 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City succeeds in silencing at least one man’s input

McKinley Avenue will one day slash through people's property where they live.

January 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strong December for housing

Manteca builders ended 2010 by accelerating housing starts for the third best December on record.

January 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stamping out the Postal Service using political ball & chain

It's time to save the United States Postal Service.

January 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Truck route in S. Manteca’s future

Manteca's proposed expressway could end up being a major truck route.

January 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca residents could save a lot of green by using purple pipe water

Requiring the developers of the proposed 1,650-home Trails of Manteca project to use recycled wastewater to irrigate 75 acres of parkland is a good start but it doesn't go far enough.

January 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s purple neighborhood

Color the envisioned 1,650 living unit at the proposed Trails of Manteca purple.

January 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Quicker drive time downtown is a lost cause

Don't expect any Herculean effort to find a way to move traffic quicker through downtown Manteca.

January 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ground breaking this spring on 1st apartments since 2005

Manteca's first major apartment construction project in six years will break ground this spring.

January 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Classy looks spur steady sales

Union Ranch is a unique neighborhood for many reasons.

January 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Free classes address credit issues, needs of first-time home buyers

Knowledge is the key to home ownership.

January 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Crossroads of high speed rail

Manteca once bragged that it was the Crossroads of California.

January 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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


War brings major change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: farm woes, fires, floods in ‘quiet decade’

The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife ...

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager job wasn’t on radar

Karen McLaughlin didn't start out in life with the goal of becoming a city manager.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water play stays dry awaiting state

Joanne Beattie would love to have the city turn back on the $450,000 interactive water play feature at Library Park on Tuesdays during the ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Circle K with gas pumps at Bypass & Main

The first commercial construction south of the 120 Bypass since the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley opened eight years ago will be a convenience store ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra Nevada

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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