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Manteca has less than stellar record of being water visionaries

Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to support an ultimate population base of between 130,000 and 150,000 people.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MASSIVE WATER GRAB

Sacramento bureaucrats want cities and farms that rely on water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers to pay a steep price in a bid to set aside more water for fish.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$330,000 includes ‘branding’ Manteca

City Manager Elena Reyes wants to spend $57,500 to brand municipal government so it can better connect with its customers - Manteca taxpayers, ratepayers, merchants, and residents.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$950M ACE PLAN

ACE Forward - the proposed hybrid northern end of the California High Speed Rail to extend service initially from Merced to the Bay Area - has the potential of increasing Altamont Corridor Express ridership 350% to 6 million by 2025.

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Accusing Brown of ‘mansplaining’ when he’s acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers agree on $2.3M for schools

Developers building 299 homes in Evans Estates south of the 120 Bypass have struck the first deal of its kind in Manteca to assure funding to build schools for future students generated by housing growth.

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Where’s the water park?

The purchase of $577,000 of wetlands credits Tuesday by the Manteca City Council clears the way for infrastructure work to start for the much-ballyhooed 210-acre family entertainment zone (FEZ) project envisioned to be anchored by a 500-room hotel, indoor water park, and conference center.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IT’S DOG-GONE TIME

Yelping about Manteca's lack of a dog park - an amenity first approved by elected leaders in 2003 - will come to an end this November.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca issues 1,045 water waste warnings in 8.5 months

The lawn sprinklers were on along Jason Street next to the Main Street Ride-Aid store.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Colleges don’t need coddling, indoctrination

I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Too far to walk? Don’t complain to Joshua Cowell

Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his one-time front porch on Yosemite Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on a school day and surveyed what was in front of him.

September 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gunzon is MUSD student trustee

Sophia Gunzon of Sierra High is being sworn in tonight as the Manteca Unified School District student board member.

September 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CLEANING UP THE STANISLAUS

They didn't find the proverbial kitchen sink but a small band of volunteers hauled a discarded dishwasher from the Stanislaus River while cleaning up a three-mile segment that passes through Ripon.

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Late starts on Wednesdays mean better class success

Tomorrow is Wednesday which means if you have a daughter or son that goes to high school at a Manteca Unified campus they can sleep in a bit later.

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GETTING IN SHAPE

The days of getting home, grabbing two bags of chips to snack on while playing video games, and downing a 12-pack of soda a day are long gone for Tyler Beckham.

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Powers left mark on farming & Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24-year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

November 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ANSWERING THE CALL

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink

Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California turning into Tower of Babel

Editor's note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AG HISTORY

Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region in a bid to make a living after the ...

November 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 3, 2012

November 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The family they call Manteca

Let's talk turkey.

November 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DOWNTOWN MANTECA

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes bought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment ...

November 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water usage by 28 percent

Manteca's water use for the first 10 months of 2016 is 28 percent lower than the same January-through -October period three years ago.

November 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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