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Working to create water shortage for California

Many reservoirs are filled to the brim. Levees are straining to stay intact as high volumes of water flows between them. The Sierra is wearing a heavy and massive snowpack.

February 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


DUTY TO SERVE

Police chiefs - just like rank and file law enforcement officers - strive to serve and protect.

February 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure M tax can’t pay for more police & firefighters

Don't count on the Measure M public safety half cent sales tax receipts allowing Manteca to hire additional police or firefighters anytime soon.

February 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pension costs may crush city budgets

Pension payments for the City of Manteca's municipal workforce is project to go up $13.6 million through 2025 eclipsing projected salary increases by 81 percent.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don Pedro told to cut releases by Army Corps

Turlock Irrigation District wants to continue releasing more water out of the Don Pedro Reservoir sending it down the Tuolumne River and into the San Joaquin River past the fragile levees protecting rural south Manteca and the Lathrop levees that are now experiencing seepage.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 minutes away from the 209.

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GO NUTS IN RIPON

It's not too hard to figure out why the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival today, Saturday and Sunday is a perennial favorite not just for Ripon residents but for many in the 209.

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City explores options for golf pro shop

The staff that helped the late Alan Thomas run the Manteca Golf Course play and driving ranges will be in place through at least June 30 while municipal staff works on a game plan with several options for the City Council to consider for future operations.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how climate change is making flooding worse.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MONEY FOR STREET REPAIRS

The latest plan to raise money for California's deteriorating roads could send $2.5 million annually to Manteca to upgrade streets riddled with cracks and potholes.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Ripon Church of Christ plans new campus

Ripon Church of Christ's plan for a new campus is before the San Joaquin County Planning Commission on Thursday.

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CIVIC CENTER EXPANSION

Space was at a premium at the Manteca Civic Center in 1998.

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified keeps close eye on SJ River situation

Every day Aaron Bowers - the Manteca Unified School Director of Facilities and Operations - checks in with emergency personnel keeping a watch on the San Joaquin ...

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Northern SJ holding bag for Bay Area

Why do poor people struggling to make ends meet leave job rich Bay Area to head east over the Altamont Pass?

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca can be a good neighbor

Marty Harris is right.

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CONSERVE IS THE WORD

A record Sierra snowpack and above normal rainfall on the valley floor is unlikely to ease the need for the City of Manteca - and most ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN 2040

General plans - state mandated planning documents designed to serve as a blueprint for a community's growth - are viewed by critics often times as merely ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Be sweet’: Two words easy to Tweet

They've got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do - body shaming.

March 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA LEAVES MONEY ON THE TABLE

The Airport Way corridor is a microcosm of what ails Manteca streets as well as various municipal polices in place designed to widen major thoroughfares.

March 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ROADS IN THE 209

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement to bicycle in San Joaquin County.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Take the test: Are you a Man-tee-kan!

Man-tee-ka!!

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Pension issues, like it or not, will drive the conversation

The debate isn't whether teachers, police officers, firefighters, county hospital nurses or any other public employee works hard and deserves healthy pay raises.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Marjorie Thomas overseeing golf play thru June 30

Marjorie Thomas - the widow of golf pro Alan Thomas who oversaw the Manteca municipal golf course for 40 years - will continue in that capacity through ...

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mayor wants big Manteca bash to mark centennial

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum wants to celebrate.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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