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Manteca cuts water use by 37% in June

Manteca residents are taking the severe drought - that has sent reservoirs throughout California to record low levels and dropped underground water tables - seriously.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Will Manteca burn?

Dry grass. Drought stressed landscaping. Shake roofs. Winds expected to be between 10 and 12 mph.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Celebrations set for Ripon & Manteca

A parade, watermelon eating contest, World War II mural dedication, a pancake breakfast, pow wow, and aerial fireworks will mark the Fourth of July in Manteca and Ripon.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to?

I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don't notice very many garage sale signs - if any -from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn't think Christians should hide their faith.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here's some advice: If you're going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don't do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


FRENCH CAMP

Editor's note: This is an occasional series marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Manteca Unified School District.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The missing yellow plates along Louise

A reader wanted to know why the Louise Avenue corridor enhancement project undertaken by the City of Manteca didn't include installing the yellow metal ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The goal: Saving green

Reducing the carbon footprint of Manteca Unified School District is as much about saving green as it is being green.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones draining down to 1991 levels

The New Melones Resevior is continuing to slip toward puddle status.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRUSTEE DRAIN RESIGNS

Nine months after voters dumped two incumbents their replacements are no longer on the Manteca Unified School District board.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


S. Manteca likely site for next school

The next new school to be built in Manteca Unified will in all likelihood be built south of Woodward Avenue.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop flushing money

Manteca businesses - especially restaurants - may be flushing money down the drain.

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SLOW DOWN

Twice in two years pedestrians have been killed in Manteca after being struck by drivers who said they were "blinded" by the sun as they ...

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID considers groundwater sustainability

By DENNIS WYATT

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1 out of 5 households have severe cost burden

By DENNIS WYATT

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almond harvest comes early

By DENNIS WYATT

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Affordable housing & Manteca

The phrase "affordable housing" is rapidly become a paradox in Manteca.

August 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca housing needs

The state-mandated housing element that's part of the Manteca General Plan - the city's blueprint for growth - is a document fashioned for and by ...

August 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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