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Del Webb keeps on building

Del Webb at Woodbridge for the past four years has played a pivotal role in keeping Manteca's weakened new housing market from suffering a total collapse as it did elsewhere in San Joaquin County.

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kobe’s $100K initiation into the real world

It is inexcusable what Kobe Bryant mouthed an NBA official. In case you haven't watched any form of mass or social media in the last few days now that Charlie Sheen's rantings have become yesterday's news it was the gay slur that starts with an "f."

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor: Flood zone limits growth

Flooding concerns – and not planning initiatives – is what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford believes will determine Manteca's ultimate southwest city limits.

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water system operating costs drop 7.9 percent

The cost of operating the Nick DeGroot Water Treatment Plant that provides surface water to Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy will drop 7.9 percent over the next 12 months.

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One way to help alleviate suspicion over RDA expansion

Is anyone at City Hall surprised that property owners in the proposed expansion of the redevelopment agency are a bit suspicious?

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McNerney seeks $450M for ACE high speed rail

Congressman Jerry McNerney is behind legislation to secure $450 million in federal funds over the next 10 years to help build the Altamont Commuter Express high speed rail service between Stockton and San Jose.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID says no thanks to consultant’s pitch

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's board turned down a pitch to spend $25,000 in a bid to try and leverage $300,000 in federal funds.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


YouTube, graphic footage & instant gratification

At one point shortly past midnight Sunday when a brawl broke out in the bar at the Strike Zone a man who appeared to be a bouncer turned to a customer who was videotaping the fight and told him he should post it on YouTube.

April 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID puts its money on the table for 15% lower rates

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District board has spent the past seven years talking about how they can sell retail power for 15 percent less than PG&E in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon and do so while updating the distribution system.

April 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Perhaps we should sue the government for how they fed us as kids in the 1960s

The government plied me with tamale pie, something I believe was tuna casserole, whole milk, as well as fairly greasy and calorie intensive pizza during my formative years.

April 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Working for our uncle until Saturday

Congratulations.

April 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Gentleman Jim’ passes away

Jim Brown - an East Union High coaching icon known as a true gentleman - passed away over the weekend while vacationing in Georgia with his wife Jan.

April 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


700 HOMELESS STUDENTS

It doesn't take up much space but what is in the small room tucked inside the health services office at the Manteca Unified district office complex makes a big difference in the lives of 700 students.

April 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Clean restrooms going the way of 45-cent gasoline?

There was a time not too long ago when gas sold for 45 cents a gallon.

April 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID ready to commit

Now that independent numbers show it is do-able, the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission wants a written commitment that South San Joaquin Irrigation District will commit its resources to make 15 percent power rates lower for everyone in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Hall of Fame seeks 2017 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First there was Atlanta, then Manteca

Before there was Manteca or Ripon, there was Atlanta.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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