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The family they call Manteca

Let's talk turkey.

November 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DOWNTOWN MANTECA

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes bought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment of the 3.9 percent annual growth cap tied to sewer allocations.

November 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water usage by 28 percent

Manteca's water use for the first 10 months of 2016 is 28 percent lower than the same January-through -October period three years ago.

November 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop tree lighting Dec. 1 starts season

Lathrop is getting into the spirit of Christmas with everything from a home decorating contest to a parade.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Donner Party would have tough time understanding our fears today

The Donner Party came to California 170 years ago.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


14 YEAR RUN ENDS

Vince Hernandez called it a "windshield tour" of Manteca.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Miracle on Moffat Boulevard

Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago was what might politely be called a pigsty.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


52% SUCCESS RATE

HOPE Family Shelters is looking to build on its success.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1st wave wraps up in March

Manteca Unified is delivering on the first wave of campus modernization and safety updates authorized by district voters in 2014 when they passed the $159 million Measure G bond measure.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s food-to-fuel is cover story

How cutting edge is Manteca's wastewater treatment plant?

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


English learners performing well in MUSD classes

Don't expect any earthshaking changes in Manteca Unified schools when it comes to teaching students a second language in the aftermath of California voters embracing Proposition 58.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us covers need for 18th year

The community opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will have the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City tree lighting starts Manteca Rec holiday fun

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 1, kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Final Manteca council count is a ways off

The Manteca City Council election is turning into one for the record books.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for page views so they can pocket money from advertisers, you will read how Manteca is one of the cruelest communities on the face of earth.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Hall of Fame seeks 2017 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First there was Atlanta, then Manteca

Before there was Manteca or Ripon, there was Atlanta.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So we never forget . . .

Gordon Thomson by all accounts was a likeable guy. So was Brock Elliott.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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