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OCEAN BEACH TO GOLDEN GATE

My favorite place in Sn Francisco - save the Chocolate Heaven store at Pier 39 that has killer truffles for $4.95 apiece - is Lands End.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Some believe Manteca is sticking it to those that generate less garbage

Bekke Hess is among those that don't get why Manteca is slapping larger rate increases on those that generate less garbage.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Food waste may generate street repair funds

That leftover pizza from Straw Hat you tossed in your garbage Toter could one day pay to fix the city street in front of your home.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drive by shootings & the Manteca council race

Jeff Zellner doesn't want other Manteca families to go through what his did.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE, SMALL TOTERS

Manteca's 35-gallon Toter for garbage is headed for 8-track tape status.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New homes may soon pay $420 to start garbage service

A buyer of a new home in Manteca starting in 2017 will experience sticker shock when they start mandated city garbage services.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca water use surges by 10 percent during September

September water use in Manteca shot up 10 percent over 2015.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Social media hasn’t changed the world

Living your life in real time on social media is not wise.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca still in hunt for Veterans Center

Manteca is continuing to work with the Veterans Administration in the hopes of landing a Vet Service Center.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage on the Bypass: You know what happened

You know how it happened.

October 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE CARNAGE CONTINUES

Less than 20 hours after a seven-vehicle collision killed one person, seriously injured two and sent six others to the hospital with minor injuries just east of the South Main Street interchange on the eastbound 120 Bypass, two more people suffered major injuries in another rear-end crash near the same exact spot.

October 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE BE.TECH BENEFIT

Porter Wilder is on a mission.

October 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almonds No. 1 crop again in SJ County

Almonds - grown primarily around Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon - remained as San Joaquin County's top agricultural crop in 2015 for the second year in a row.

October 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Poor people don’t have to protect the environment

It's been nine years since I started using reusable bags.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Old podcast triggers inquiry into Sierra teacher

A Sierra High teacher is on paid leave pending a Manteca Unified investigation triggered in part by a podcast talk show he conducted in 2011 centered on sex and nudity that students browsing the Internet brought to the attention of school administrators.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 BYPASS CARNAGE

Mayor Steve DeBrum contends the 120 Bypass carnage triggered primarily by impatient and/or inattentive drivers trying to get to southbound Highway 99 isn't ...

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ILLEGAL TO PILFER BUT . . .

Scavengers - primarily the homeless - under existing city rules can't legally remove recyclable materials from residential blue Toters put at curbside or from city-issued commercial ...

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Destroying the 209 for 1,000 fish

Flawed is too weak of a word to describe the State Water Board's 3,500-page report that should be called the "Guide Book to ...

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca accidents accelerating

It's not just your imagination.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DEUEL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Deuel Vocational Institute - 10 miles southwest of Manteca - is a lot less crowded these days.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers pay $17,808 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing will cost developers $17,808 an acre.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca changing noise rules to allow city well drilling

Manteca needs to drill two new water wells.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OWENS VALLEY 2.0?

Buried in the 3,500 pages of a State Water Board plan to increase the endangered steelhead population on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may name park after Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder - a man who made Woodward Park possible - may be honored by having his name placed on a neighborhood park proposed to the east ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Living beyond our needs: When will we ever learn?

The houses that dropped the most in value - and took the longest to bounce back - during the Great Recession triggered by liar loans were the ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dell’Osso Farms is 209’s big Halloween season attraction

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Proposition 62: Rabid dogs & rabid people

When I read Proposition 62 on the Nov. 8 ballot, I don't see it as a "yes" or "no" issue or even as a ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DIVERGING DIAMOND

Motorists getting on and off Union Road at the 120 Bypass will never have to worry about their turn movements being stopped by a red ...

October 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The hot thing to do Saturday? Breakfast with firefighters

Joanne Jameson knows a good thing when she sees it.

October 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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