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Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Phone bank volunteers seek to raise $120K

Some 240 volunteers are expected to call community members Monday and Tuesday in a bid to raise $120,000 for the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner

Charles Manson is getting married.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Weatherford’s legacy: Calm City Council

A lot of things happened on Willie Weatherford's watch.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From gas lines to $3 a gallon gas

Remember the fall of October 1973?

November 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thou shall not steal garbage

It may soon be illegal to enter or take from garbage containers in Manteca.

November 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moffat Community Center may go to contract

The same firm that designed and built Manteca's transit center, the animal shelter, and municipal vehicle maintenance building during the past three years could be awarded the contract for the Moffat Community Center/Veterans Hall.

November 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prognosis for SSJID water looks good in 2015

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's water outlook for 2015 looks promising.

November 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Now that’s entertainment!

Great Wolf Resort isn't a done deal.

November 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sam Fant: Advocate for youth

Sam Fant was angry.

November 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police chief isn’t suppose to be patron saint of homeless

Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.

November 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE ENTERTAINER

Looking for a home that does more than put on a good facade from the curb?

November 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


be.ING REAL

The road to success may go down Disaster Avenue for some Manteca Unified students.

November 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Will ‘new’ fifth council member get a free pass?

Ready for another Manteca City Council election?

November 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


'Village' for schools often exclude the community

You've heard the line so much that it starts to sound like a cliche: It takes a village to raise a child.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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