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The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

January 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Levee behind existing homes?

The solution to protecting southwest Manteca from a 200-year flood will help determine exactly where the controversial proposed alignment of the future Raymus Expressway will swing through the rural countryside.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


JANUARY IN MANTECA

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat's feet.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lost devices not likely to cost parents

Should a Manteca Unified student lose or break a Panasonic 3E tablet away from school the odds are their family won't end up paying for it even if they do not purchase the optional insurance at a cost of $5 a month.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution

Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Accidents up 27% in 6 years

Manteca's accident numbers since 2009 have increased 4.5 times faster than the population.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital means poor students may get left behind

There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District's Going Digital undertaking.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you help?

It's going to cost $15 million to extend Daniels Street and put in place infrastructure essential to turn 187 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land into an economic juggernaut for Manteca built around leisure industries.

January 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RATES STAY LOW

Water costs for farmers in the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts are going up in 2015.

January 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

January 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

January 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Mickey D’s is fast & loose with city water

How hard is it for businesses to adjust timers for irrigation systems?

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The case for electing Manteca council members by district

All four of Manteca's City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pedestrians versus cars

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to pedestrian safety. He walks the walk.

March 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workshop set on discussing using recycled wastewater

Recycling what we send down the drain could go a long way to making Manteca and surrounding farmland drought-proof.

March 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ulta Beauty plans store in Manteca

Ulta Beauty is coming to Manteca.

March 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New state tests alter questions in real time

The days of educated guesses on state performance tests are numbered.

March 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Squeezing Manteca’s vulnerable young moms

The young mom was elated.

March 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Safety issues may close motel

Broken sewer lines. Leaking gas meters. Wall gas heaters ripped from walls. Rooms with no heat. Exposed wiring.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City doesn’t follow its own water use rule

Do as the City of Manteca says and not as it does.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Move retail space at Stadium Center

The owners of Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's Department Store are seeking Manteca Planning Commission approval to build a 12,800-square-foot building with two suites.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Obama’s vision for America: $20 fine for not voting

College professors often think out loud.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fighting crime with micro dots

Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Great Wolf may join Manteca be.tech effort

Great Wolf Resorts likes the direction Manteca Unified School District is heading.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Yet another investigator snooping on trustees’ trail

It's take a number for investigators earning paychecks chasing down leads about possible Manteca Unified School District trustee misconduct.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca High getting ready for state event

The following is a gem about the Manteca High Academic Decathlon Team that appeared in the San Joaquin County Office of Education's Outlook newsletter:

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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