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Mayor’s tenure nears end

Government doesn't - and shouldn't - have all the answers.

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apple takes a bite out of the forbidden fruit of privacy

"People have a right to privacy."

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Leaking valve creates lasting pond near Kmart store

Josh Herbert is not a happy camper.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


RIVER CLEAN-UP

Two car batteries, a garbage Toter, a bicycle, and the top of the golf cart were some of the items volunteers retrieved from the Stanislaus River in Ripon during a clean-up effort.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


A good bet to fight crime is happening this Saturday

I plan on fighting crime Saturday night.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless use flag as towel

So how do the homeless take showers?

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


END OF AN ERA

Mary Kennedy-Bracken sees a lot of good things in Lathrop's future.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advance carnival tickets save buyers money

The 30th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off next week when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to the old Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Are you happy with police, fire protection or do you want more?

People, they say, get the government they ask for.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finally, a home for VFW Post

After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Later garbage collection to counter Toter diving?

Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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