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Manteca Police cut drug sellers income by $1,571,735

How goes Manteca's war on meth?

June 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PC folks are intolerant of Catholics

We were bicycling along North Murphy Road nearing the last farmhouse before connecting with Mariposa Road when two mean looking and snarling German Shepherds starting chasing us down.

June 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Quake + weak levees = Flooding

A major earthquake and levees protecting Manteca, Lathrop and Weston Ranch may not mix well.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca going to pot (co-op)?

David Jones wants to open a medical marijuana co-op in Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The East Union Cemetery Park?

Manteca may have another park but it isn't one you would want to have your kids play at.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s first city website was designed by Boy Scout

Manteca Councilman John Harris noted that the city's tech savvy has come a long way.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The $47,102 bargain of incarceration

The Vandals' sacking and looting of Rome in 455 was amateur hour compared to what the Meth Heads are doing to Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$22M in capital ideas for Manteca

Manteca is going to the dogs.

June 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca scores big points with garbage

Want to see how cost effective local government can be?

June 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texting & killing is not an accident

OMG do u believe this?

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf: Write off $1.4M loan

Manteca's golf course is expected to come within $13,300 of covering of its operating expenses in the fiscal year that starts in 15 days.

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Minimum wage hike costs city $21,000

Upwards of 100 part-time Manteca Parks and Recreation workers are getting a pay raise in 15 days.

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


200-year flood threatens 30,000 Manteca, Lathrop, WR area residents

All of Lathrop west of Interstate 5 and east of the San Joaquin River, every dwelling in Weston Ranch as well as southwest Manteca neighborhoods could end up under upwards of 10 feet of water in the event of a major flood rated as a 200-year occurrence.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may add one police officer, one firefighter

Manteca may expand its public safety force by one police officer and one firefighter during the fiscal year starting July 1.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal hyena has one big handicap

Scott Johnson has the worst handicap of all.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Grass isn’t any greener on this side of the hill

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in July of 2010.

June 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So you think that tip you put down is something extra for good service

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. The following column first ran in June of 2011.

June 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council switch to tablets will save $50K a year

Photocopier stock is about to take a hit.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cowell walked from Nevada to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DITCH COOKIE CUTTER

Want a newer home with space but don't want the repetitious cookie cutter look of most subdivisions built since the 1960s?

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


$24B plus & no more water

Supervisor Ken Vogel is convinced San Joaquin County will end up paying a disproportionately large price for the proposed $24 billion Twin Tunnel project that won't increase the available water for Californians by a single drop.

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dear IRS: A computer crash destroyed the tax deduction proof you wanted

Ever been audited by the IRS?

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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