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One sweet marriage: Manteca & Spreckels

Twenty years ago Spreckels Sugar - which was intertwined with Manteca's prosperity and history for 75 years - fell victim to changing sugar beet economics and tougher California air quality rules.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca approves electronic billboard

A nearly 700-square foot electronic billboard that needs the final blessing of Caltrans to go up in front of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley won't create a traffic hazard.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook meals and watch episodes of their favorite shows on the roof of the Manteca Marketplace shopping center on West Yosemite Avenue.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE CAT’S MEOW

Kathy Howe is the cat's meow as far as admirers in the Lathrop School preschool class are concerned.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA’s last hurrah: $20M FEZ jumpstart

The Manteca Redevelopment Agency's first big thing took a shuttered 362-acre sugar beet processing plant site and converted it into the economic juggernaut known as Spreckels Park.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2 new dining options plus 2 new spots for existing restaurants

Two new restaurants plus new locations for two long-time restaurants are on the menu for Manteca.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SNOWPACK SHRINKING

On the same day a state survey showed the critical Sierra snowpack has deteriorated to just 83 percent of average, the Manteca City Council voted to step up water conservation efforts.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will dry levee devastate nearby farms?

A dry levee - as well as a proposed expressway - might bode well for future Manteca residents buying homes yet to be built that the two projects will protect and serve but it may be the death knell for farming.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reclaimed water for Woodward

Recycled water could be keeping the turf at Woodward Park - and other large grassy areas south of the 120 Bypass - green within the next two to three years.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pilates + Yoga

Nicole Perales once believed that to get a full-body workout it required high intensity aerobics mixed with weights.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Assaults continue on veterans’ center

Can Manteca take back Moffat Boulevard?

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Line for flooding, growth

A line is about to be drawn south of Manteca.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in ...

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca's anti-panhandling ordinance.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their ...

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel

Want to see what a classic political hit piece looks like?

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zapien: Build Manteca center

The rise of South San Joaquin County isn't lost on Moses Zapien.

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CLASS OF 2016

Generations of Manteca-Lathrop residents owe their good health to Dr. Randall K. Yee and his late father Dr. Richard Duck Moon Yee.

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Political hit piece aimed at Manteca councilman along with wife

Richard and Linda Silverman had a bit of a surprise this past week.

May 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless can do the crime and not do the time

Welcome to San Joaquin County, Homeless Haven USA.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GRAND SLAM

Ten years this October the first ball was tossed at Big League Dreams - a $30 million sports complex that displaced fields of corn that was ...

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD got Manteca into the game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council weans CVB off hotel room taxes

Manteca visitors are expected to spend almost $11 million on hotel rooms - including nearly $1 million in room taxes - in the fiscal year starting July ...

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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