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TIDEWATER SOUTHERN

Bicyclists and walkers today cover the ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making way for granny flats

Your backyard could hold the key to you keeping your home, generating extra income, or allowing you to retire with more financial security while helping ease the growing housing shortage.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


103 YEARS OF SERVICE

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 58 years ago.

February 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACE Saturday service coming down the track

Weekly Altamont Corridor Express rail service on Saturdays to San Jose will happen.

February 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State being charitable with what’s due Uncle Sam

The ends do not justify the means.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Resolve, not magic, leads to home ownership

Being able to buy a home is as insurmountable a goal as you want to make it.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


SNOW DROUGHT: WILL IT LAST?

New Melones is essentially "full" with 83 percent of the 2.4 million acre foot reservoir filled with water.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA RIVER ACCESS?

As much as the San Joaquin River impacts Manteca in terms of flood protection costs as well as fish and drought-related issues that threaten the city's drinking water, there is no access to California's second longest river from the city's bicycle or pedestrian paths.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DRY, WARM & STAGNANT

Get ready for unseasonably warm weather, dirtier air than normal for February, and a growing rainfall and snowfall deficit.

February 01, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drinking water solution nears for students at Nile Garden

The days of students and faculty having to rely on bottled drinking water are numbered at Nile Garden School - one of two elementary campuses targeted for classroom expansion to absorb the first wave of elementary enrollment growth from thousands of homes being built south of the 120 Bypass.

February 01, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lockdown at Manteca High

Manteca High was forced into a school-wide lockdown Tuesday thanks to the vulnerability of Garfield Avenue slicing the campus in half and a homeless population that congregates in and around the adjacent Lincoln Park.

January 31, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING ‘HAY’ FOR MANTECA

Land the City of Manteca initially bought as a way to start development of municipal property where a 500-room hotel and indoor water park along with an adjoining family entertainment zone may be built could become part of an agricultural conservation easement.

January 31, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STATE: EXPECT LESS WATER

Per capita water use in Manteca was up by 7 gallons a day.

January 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PUBLIC WORKS CHALLENGE

A boy of perhaps 8 years was pounding the button to activate the crosswalk flashers on Woodward Avenue at Wellington Avenue to no avail on Saturday morning.

January 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trash talk: It doesn’t win games or effect change

Trash talking doesn't win games.

January 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Higher ed tries to turn students into dodo birds

Higher education at one time exposed you to new ideas and challenges, encouraged you to take risks, step out of your comfort zone, and equipped ...

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOROPTIMIST GROVE

The Manteca Soroptimists since their founding 65 years ago have planted the seeds of various endeavors and helped nurture them to strengthen the social fabric ...

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golfers will help kids stay on right path

A round of golf can help kids get on the right path.

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sanctuary state debate: To fan or not to fan flames

It's a legitimate question: Shouldn't Manteca take a position on the sanctuary state debate as Ripon and a small but growing number of ...

April 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PLANTING 100 TREES

Manteca Rotary's gift to Manteca in its centennial year is 100 trees.

April 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hay baler gets nod for Hall of Fame

Everett Rankins - the most prolific hay baler in San Joaquin County history - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Genius Hour: Turning passions into life lessons

Stella Brockman teacher Christina Hansen has created a junior high version of the hit reality series "Shark Tank".

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SUMMER FUN COMING!

Manteca Parks & Recreation has a wide repertoire of classes, day camps, sports programs, and special events planned that they will share during the Summer Season ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming back looking like I was in a cat fight & not on a hike

I stepped gingerly over a fallen tree of about four feet in diameter that had been weakened by a fire years ago about a mile ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING FORCE FOR MURALS

Charleen Carroll - one of the driving forces behind the largest public arts project in Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Woodward name graces school, reservoir, park

Pioneer Walter J. Woodward was responsible for the ground work for securing water that made it possible for Manteca to grow from a railroad siding ...

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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