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Greener days ahead for Manteca

It is high noon and you're enjoying a picnic beneath a shade structure at Woodward Park.

June 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


40% of traffic fatalities in Manteca from DUI accidents

Two out of five people who have died on Manteca's streets in traffic accidents between 2005 and 2007 did so as a direct result of a motorist drinking.

June 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Destroying the San Joaquin Valley in order to save it

Passing gas could one day become a criminal act.

June 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Green future for street lights?

Wendy Benavides has a bright idea.

June 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento ready to flush state’s future down toilet

Thank goodness the current California Legislature wasn't around during the Great Depression.

June 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Style, luxury powering Summit sales

By DENNIS WYATT

June 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


The audacity of false hope

Much hullabaloo has been made over California's 90-day foreclosure moratorium that went into effect June 15.

June 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Big beef over dairy cow gas

Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.

June 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The challenge: Running city with ’02 funding but with 12,000 more residents

Manteca's bottom line for the fiscal year starting July is simple: Make 2002 revenue levels work even though the city now has 12,000 more residents than it did seven years ago.

June 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Political quicksand in form of landscape maintenance districts

Four different contractors deploy at least a dozen people in any given week to work on the 30-plus landscape maintenance district (LMD) that cost homeowners collectively close to $1 million a year.

June 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca to state: We will sue

The latest state move to raid money from cities could leave Manteca riddled with pot holes and deteriorating pavement as well as virtually no money left to maintain a streets maintenance crew that handles everything from flooded streets and buckled sidewalks to rough asphalt.

June 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Club Leon owners hear the music loud & clear

Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.

June 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca adds Saturday & private lessons

Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.

June 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A modest proposal to save California

The party's over.

June 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dad, a dump truck & hitting the cemeteries

The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him.

June 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t perfect in a Mayberry vanilla way

My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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