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Appoint or elect?

The clock is running for Manteca to avoid a $234,795 stand-alone special election.

November 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 died from flu spread of 1918-19

The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 96 years ago.

November 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


VFW celebrates groundbreaking Monday

A new $1.6 million community center that will serve as the home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is part of the ongoing revitalization of the Moffat Boulevard corridor.

November 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going door-less curing me of cluttering urge

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 6, 2010.

November 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t perfect in a Mayberry vanilla way

My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Climate change, the drought & Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


60 mph winds, heavy rain

The biggest wallop of the strongest storm since October 2008 is expected to slam the Northern San Joaquin Valley today just before noon.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Major storm rolling in

Sometime Wednesday night the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be battered by a major storm that by the time it ends Friday may drop as much as 3 inches of rain and deliver wind gusts greater than 60 mph.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Homeless encampments among almond orchards

The homeless are going country.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Time to bite the bullet (train) & pull plug

If you own a Ford Focus, Chevy Cruze or a Honda Civic it costs you 16.3 cents a mile to operate your vehicle once gas, maintenance, tires, insurance and depreciation are taken into account.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finding out about life in Death Valley

Black Friday was a tad grey for me - as in Grey Canyon.

December 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


LAFCo bureaucrat sides with PG&E

James Glaser - the executive director of the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission - is siding with PG&E against South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to reduce retail electric rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

December 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You could check out books & enjoy ice cream treats

Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.

December 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 14, 2010.

December 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & they’d be child abuse charges

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on May 12, 2011.

December 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 26, 2011

December 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sagging economy may be starting back up but what about pants?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 8, 2002.

December 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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