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Like it or not, Manteca is going to keep on trucking

• Lathrop Road is already a designated truck route.

November 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ice & snow in Lathrop for Holidays on the Farm

LATHROP - It's a tad Curry & Ives Christmas card and a lot of Tom Sawyer holiday adventure.

November 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID boosting crop output 30%

Manteca is about to make its mark on the agricultural world.

November 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CPUC getting tough with PG&E two years later

Hiram Johnson - the reform minded governor from the early 20th century - would be disgusted with what the government oversight commission he helped create to keep corrupt railroads in line has morphed into.

November 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID delivers prosperity

A bold move by farmers to form the South San Joaquin Irrigation District 101 years ago literally changed the economic fortunes of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

November 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s next goal: Working to reduce fire insurance rates

A rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) - a New Jersey-based firm that collects data and analyzes statistics - has a big influence on how much you pay for fire insurance.

November 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Caswell bursts into kaleidoscope of autumn colors

Who needs fall in New England when you have Caswell State Park within a short - and colorful - 10 minute drive away?

November 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dirty air isn’t just a problem for ‘red’ California

Earthjustice is pressing the federal government to enforce its rules when it comes to clean air attainment for the San Joaquin Valley.

November 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID may ‘hide’ new district office

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's future headquarters could be both an easy-to-find location but hard to spot.

November 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


200 more Manteca residents find jobs

A net gain of 200 Manteca residents found jobs in October to push the unemployment rate down to 14.3 percent.

November 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Something to keep in mind during season of thanks

"God must really love poor people because, otherwise, he would not have made so many." - Fifteen words that Abraham Lincoln scholars contend the Great Emancipator never said but are attributed anyway by many to the 16th President of the United States

November 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City Hall closed until Nov. 29

Furloughs - critical to the City of Manteca's strategy to avoid deficit spending in the weakened economy - means all non-essential municipal staff won't be working for the next nine days.

November 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids Zone fallout may up the ante for cost recovery

Cost recovery could quickly become the Pandora's Box of Manteca politics.

November 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bad times? It depends upon where you’re at

Every 13 hours plus a few odd minutes for the past 34 months in Manteca an existing home has closed escrow.

November 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Where Manteca meets Ripon

Most of the 10,800 residents who may ultimately reside within the 1,037-acre Austin Road Business Park would be closer to downtown Ripon than downtown Manteca.

November 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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DAY TRIPPING RIO VISTA

209 staff reporter

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMELESS HEADWAY

Mike Kelly - the Manteca Police Department's first community resource officer dedicated to addressing homeless issues - has been in his new position for 30 days.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making a mess along Yosemite Avenue

The clothing drop-off box at Yosemite and Powers avenues in the Dollar General parking lot is a popular spot.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lancers celebrate 50 years

High school homecoming parades, a tradition that continues today in many smaller communities such as Ripon, haven't graced the streets of Manteca for at ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Auto burglaries up 90.18% so far in Manteca

Serious crime in Manteca - driven primarily by auto burglaries - is up 19.72 percent during the first six months of this year.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TEST SCORES UP

The average Manteca Unified student is lagging behind the average California student in math, English, and literacy goals based on a statewide standard test.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmentalists oppose increasing bass fishing limits

A push to reduce the population of the non-native bass in the Delta to protect endangered fish is being opposed by a group that wants ...

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AVOIDING THE FISH FRY

Keeping reliable water flowing through Manteca and Lathrop household taps and irrigating Ripon almond orchards could come down one day to how well rainbow trout ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON

Move into a house within walking distance of a Manteca Unified elementary school and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin

Several residents in the Manteca neighborhoods off Northgate Drive west of North Main Street have reported seeing an uptick of homeless in their area and ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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