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Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA MURALS

A trip to British Columbia inspired Manteca's high-profile mural undertaking.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Annexation may produce 356 homes

The mother-of-all Manteca McMansions - the massive 30,000-square-foot home built by a grape broker - may soon be a step closer to being part of the city.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mickey D’s is fast & loose with city water

How hard is it for businesses to adjust timers for irrigation systems?

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The case for electing Manteca council members by district

All four of Manteca's City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pedestrians versus cars

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to pedestrian safety. He walks the walk.

March 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workshop set on discussing using recycled wastewater

Recycling what we send down the drain could go a long way to making Manteca and surrounding farmland drought-proof.

March 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ulta Beauty plans store in Manteca

Ulta Beauty is coming to Manteca.

March 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New state tests alter questions in real time

The days of educated guesses on state performance tests are numbered.

March 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Squeezing Manteca’s vulnerable young moms

The young mom was elated.

March 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Safety issues may close motel

Broken sewer lines. Leaking gas meters. Wall gas heaters ripped from walls. Rooms with no heat. Exposed wiring.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City doesn’t follow its own water use rule

Do as the City of Manteca says and not as it does.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Move retail space at Stadium Center

The owners of Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's Department Store are seeking Manteca Planning Commission approval to build a 12,800-square-foot building with two suites.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Obama’s vision for America: $20 fine for not voting

College professors often think out loud.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fighting crime with micro dots

Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Kidney stones, hammertoes & smartphones

I miss the good old days.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


174,301 people or 6 fish

Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Digital library on horizon for MUSD schools

Call it switching on a high tech light bulb.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Pastor does gang diversion work at Weston Ranch High

Pastor James E. French is now working to help prevent at-risk teens at Weston Ranch High from falling under the influence of gangs.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s next round of water use reductions

As strange as it might sound, Manteca is ahead of the curve when it comes to stepping up its game to conserve water.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WATER EMERGENCY

Life in Manteca is about to change.

April 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making life difficult for bottom rung workers

Once upon a time in a quaint little place called California a young person between 16 and 17 years of age could get an entry level job with ease.

April 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Staff rejects veterans housing

Laurie Share has a vision for downtown Manteca that she's willing to spend $3.4 million on but needs a little help from the city to secure critical funding.

April 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca water use spikes 24% during March

Manteca's water use shot up 24 percent last month compared to March 2014.

April 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lawn wars: The battle to survive the drought

I have gone without lawns for six years.

April 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State blocks 25% savings

A bold plan to convert the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to pressurized water delivery to crops will reduce the water needed for 54,000 acres of farmland and orchards by 25 percent.

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSITIVE PLACE

Mark McCool grew up in Lodi on the wrong side of the tracks.

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They’re asking: Why is Manteca allowing new swimming pools?

Some residents are wondering why a temporary moratorium on putting in swimming pools isn't part of the 14-point plan the Manteca City Council is considering when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to deal with the governor's mandate that water urban water use by slashed 25 percent below 2013 levels.

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bed bug notice puts big bite in Drain’s claim

Did Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain lie on her declaration of candidacy statement as well as Form 700 required to disclose real property, investments and where candidate and elected officials live?

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$2.3 million decision needs careful thought

Manteca's elected leaders are about to spend the last $2.3 million they're likely to have for a long, long time- if not for ever - to help leverage affordable housing for the very low income and the low income.

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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