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Salesmen are just as vital as ever

It's been 53 years since I bought my first car - a 1967 Cougar with 120,000 miles on it that I purchased from my Aunt Verlie for $750.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Increasing safety for pedestrians & bicyclists

The most significant investment in pedestrian and bicycle safety could be made as part of the Union Road and 120 Bypass interchange upgrade.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 LANES FOR MAIN?

During an October workshop the public made it clear - they want four travel lanes on Main Street.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Habit Burger plans store in Manteca near Panera

Manteca's Burger Boulevard without a doubt is a two block section of East Yosemite Avenue from just east of Highway 99 to Spreckels Avenue.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN

Santa arrives officially in Manteca aboard a fire engine as he is bringing up the rear of Saturday's twilight downtown Christmas parade.

December 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $250M DEAL

The biggest private sector investment ever in Manteca history - roughly $250 million - could create 500 permanent jobs, bring 500,000 more visitors a year to the city, provide an annual $18 million payroll, and cement Manteca's image as the family play destination of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $16.66 a day water park deal

There is no easy way to say this, so here goes: the Manteca Waterslides aren't only long gone but they are passé to the nth degree.

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Shop, enjoy holiday cheer during 2-day park event

In the mood to sip Santa's Irish coffee or a Christmas peppermint cookie drink while browsing crafts, clothing and other vendors while browsing for gifts?

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. The following column first appeared on June 7, 2014

November 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUGLE BOY CAFÉ

One of Manteca's newest dining spots allows you to work up an appetite beforehand or work off breakfast afterwards.

November 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon starts season with tree lighting

The Ripon Christmas tree lighting ceremony kicks off the Christmas season in Ripon on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of First and Locust in Ripon.

November 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORLD WAR I MURAL

The fifth and final installment of arguably the most ambitious mural project in the Northern San Joaquin Valley is now underway.

November 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Acorn 2.0 sprouts successfully

Physical fitness and mental sharpness go hand in hand.

November 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cameras keep eye on parks by library

Drug dealers and other criminals beware.

November 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Black Friday: Not exactly mankind’s finest moment

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Should I call my car Betsy?

The 1924 Ford Model "T" has finally gotten revenge.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca looks to avoid costly lawsuit

Manteca's neighborhoods are going under the microscope of demographers in a bid to insulate the city against a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City workers kill thousands of gophers

If Manteca ever needs a city mascot may I suggest the gophers?

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN THE HUNT

It's fitting that 5.11 Tactical is opening in Manteca's centennial year just as the city is being positioned to embark on the ...

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did East Union High get it’s name?

Two readers have sent emails asking the same question: How did East Union High get its name?

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca rejects bid to freeze growth in floodplain

Manteca's elected city leaders - opting to stay the course to enhance flood protection for 8,000 existing residents on the dime of the buyers ...

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GREAT WOLF GOES BIG

The Great Wolf deal is getting bigger.

February 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal keeps fire district whole for 10-year period

The 344-acre Griffin Park development being annexed into Manteca from the rural area to the south is expected to yield up to 1,592 homes.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 ...

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


District elections for Manteca?

Manteca - if its four elected council members reflected the city's ethnic makeup based on the 2010 Census - would have at least one Latino. It ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council could OK 67th police officer Tuesday

Higher than projected taxable consumer spending in Manteca means the city will be able to hire its 67th police officer in April.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BAY AREA PRICE REALITY

Imagine, if you well, if one of the first California ranch-style houses built in Manteca's Shasta Park neighborhood had been built on a third ...

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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