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Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to save endangered species.

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Q&A about camping in Manteca

Now that the homeless have been locked out of the Manteca Library courtyard at night by a wrought iron fence put in place to stop the damage they were doing and trash they left behind including urine and human excrement, they are now camping overnight adjacent to the fence.

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Residents say the time has come to retake Manteca

They defecate on doorsteps.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cougars encouraged after full offseason of work

STOCKTON - Although this will be Eddie Menzel's second season as the Weston Ranch volleyball coach, he inherited the program last year after the summer and the Cougars struggled all season. Menzel worked hard with the girls this summer and is optimistic that the hard work will pay off.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CUTTING ERRORS, RED TAPE

It is a "horror" story that Manteca Community Development Director Greg Showerman has heard way too often.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca deal of the century moving forward?

What could arguably be the sweetest deal for Manteca's economy since Ed Powers a century ago convinced Claus Spreckels that the sandy plains was ideal for a sugar beet refinery appears to be in the nitty gritty stage.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca, EU high schools set for $28M in bond work

East Union High and Manteca High have been moved up to the next round of Measure G modernization school projects.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do so electronically.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Tim Ogden means business.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CELEBRATING ACE EXTENSION

Passenger train service is returning to downtown Manteca.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STUDENTS OWE $204,000

Manteca Unified - under a federal mandate - started allowing students last school year to charge lunches if they didn't have the money to pay for a meal.

August 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


END OF SUMMER BLUES?

There is a reason Lake Tahoe is known as "America's Playground."

August 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Slipping on iced over snow and unanswered prayers

About the time it was 102 degrees in Manteca on Saturday I lost my footing on iced over snow and slid down a fairly steep ...

August 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REDUCING SJ FLOODING

The San Joaquin River flowing between its confluence with the Stanislaus River south of Manteca to where the Old River channels splits off just beyond ...

August 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tracy in same boat as Manteca when it comes to homeless issues

Homeless problems. Illegal camping. Trespassing on private property and in vacant buildings. Panhandling. Blight. Traffic safety.

August 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


You may get your Big Mac patty one day from a petri dish

Marshall Dillion in Dodge City circa 2050 may have to deputize the townsfolk to deal with rowdy lab techs and ride with Chester to go ...

August 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AMAZON COMING TO MANTECA

The fight for consumer dollars in the Northern San Joaquin Valley is heating up.

August 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


111 citations issued in 119 days around Library Park

The homeless are getting the message - at least when it comes to Library Park.

August 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MICKE GROVE PARK

LODI - It is without a doubt the crown jewel of the San Joaquin County Park system.

August 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Need to dispose of drugs, light bulbs & more?

There is a reason Manteca Police Department did not participate in last month's free drug drop off effort that was offered in Lathrop, Ripon ...

August 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sidewalks are primarily for pedestrians, not cyclists

It is not uncommon for bicyclists - often times ridden by adults - come flying off sidewalks at downtown intersections.

August 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City promises timely demolition of homes bought for interchange

The City of Manteca is stepping up its game.

August 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2,200 student high schools: The emerging MUSD standard?

Call it "The New Math, Manteca Unified Style."

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Grapes toast of SJ County ag production

Wine grapes were the top crop in San Joaquin County in 2016.

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AFFORDABLE HOME LOTTERY

A lottery next month means some lucky family that meets moderate income qualification and passes credit worthiness standards will be able to buy an affordable ...

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Even with ‘catch & release’ MPD arrests 2,087 yearly

Four years ago if police caught someone suspected of shoplifting from a Manteca store they'd be arrested and booked at the San Joaquin County ...

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CRIME DROPS IN MANTECA

Manteca crime through the first seven months of 2017 - except for two categories - is down significantly from the same period last year.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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