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City parks: Manteca just skating by?

It's safe to say Derrek Asher - and a lot of other Manteca residents - aren't too wild about the Family City when it comes to having a safe and functional place for youth and adults to skate.

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


500,000 VISITORS A YEAR

Manteca is weeks away from a deal that will make it the top tourist destination in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should I call my car Betsy?

The 1924 Ford Model "T" has finally gotten revenge.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca looks to avoid costly lawsuit

Manteca's neighborhoods are going under the microscope of demographers in a bid to insulate the city against a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City workers kill thousands of gophers

If Manteca ever needs a city mascot may I suggest the gophers?

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN THE HUNT

It's fitting that 5.11 Tactical is opening in Manteca's centennial year just as the city is being positioned to embark on the biggest job creation binge in its history.

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks who jet past those who are already topping the speed limit by 10 mph sits the West Wesley Rest Area.

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did East Union High get it’s name?

Two readers have sent emails asking the same question: How did East Union High get its name?

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca rejects bid to freeze growth in floodplain

Manteca's elected city leaders - opting to stay the course to enhance flood protection for 8,000 existing residents on the dime of the buyers of future new homes - unanimously rejected a request to suspend building in the 200-year floodplain.

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GREAT WOLF GOES BIG

The Great Wolf deal is getting bigger.

February 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal keeps fire district whole for 10-year period

The 344-acre Griffin Park development being annexed into Manteca from the rural area to the south is expected to yield up to 1,592 homes.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 was passed by the state legislature.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick to them to obtain amenities.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


District elections for Manteca?

Manteca - if its four elected council members reflected the city's ethnic makeup based on the 2010 Census - would have at least one Latino. It has none.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council could OK 67th police officer Tuesday

Higher than projected taxable consumer spending in Manteca means the city will be able to hire its 67th police officer in April.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING FORCE FOR MURALS

Charleen Carroll - one of the driving forces behind the largest public arts project in Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Woodward name graces school, reservoir, park

Pioneer Walter J. Woodward was responsible for the ground work for securing water that made it possible for Manteca to grow from a railroad siding ...

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘ZERO HOUR’ ARRIVES

The dedication of the final mural for what is believed to be the nation's only concentration of murals honoring those who fought in America ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biggest MPD need is more patrol officers

Traffic enforcement is a top priority for Manteca Police but that doesn't mean the city's top law enforcement officer will be pushing to ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SEEKING HELP FOR BYPASS

Elected officials as well as public leaders from throughout San Joaquin County are in Washington, D.C., today making a pitch for up to $65 ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Love Manteca coming up short on volunteers

It doesn't seem like much but devoting four hours this Saturday to a variety of projects around Manteca as part of the Love Manteca ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water play feature will be turned on four days a week

The popular interactive water play feature at Library Park that was turned off for four years during the drought before limited use was allowed in ...

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High's modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon? Volunteer this Saturday

If you want to give Ripon a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why not have an open house at police station?

What is more secure: A 24-hour gas station near the foot of the Grapevine in the middle of nowhere on Interstate 5 or the Manteca ...

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking a whip to Caltrans in governor’s race

John Cox wants to be governor.

April 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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