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Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead confident her lead will hold

There are still thousands of provisional votes from the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council election to count.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca to state: No way

The Manteca City Council fears the proposed Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan will jeopardize municipal drinking water and imperil not just agriculture but the overall Northern San Joaquin Valley economy.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL GOES OUT FOR TURKEYS

Thanksgiving - a day established in the 19th century for Americans to share in the blessings of bountiful harvests - could end up being just another day for hundreds of struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown alleys, zoning moving forward

The Manteca City Council is moving forward with work needed to complete the design plans to upgrade two alleys and a pair of municipal parking lots in the heart of downtown.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Adult ed bouncing back strong

There are fairly decent jobs paying $15 to $23 an hour in the growing Northern San Joaquin Valley distribution center economy that are a tad challenging for employers to fill.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunnyvalley provides 200 Manteca jobs

Bill and Treva Andreetta know how to bring home the bacon to Manteca.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA’S ‘ROCK’WELL CHRISTMAS

Joann Beattie plans to be rocking around the Christmas tree when Dec. 2 rolls around.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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


Lathrop tree lighting Dec. 1 starts season

Lathrop is getting into the spirit of Christmas with everything from a home decorating contest to a parade.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Donner Party would have tough time understanding our fears today

The Donner Party came to California 170 years ago.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


14 YEAR RUN ENDS

Vince Hernandez called it a "windshield tour" of Manteca.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Miracle on Moffat Boulevard

Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago was what might politely be called a pigsty.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


52% SUCCESS RATE

HOPE Family Shelters is looking to build on its success.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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