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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

The squealing sounds of kids at play filled the air at Library Park.

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Delta College wants to sell out Manteca

Some educational elitists frame it as "just selling the farm."

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


492-home neighborhood moving forward

The first roundabout on a major Manteca street as well as the biggest subdivision ever built east of Highway 99 is moving closer to breaking ground.

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New pet store in the works; dog park brick sale

Carter's Pet Mart - voted Stockton's best pet store for the past 15 consecutive years - is expanding to Manteca.

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Big decisions coming up to save water, reduce costs

Dale Kuil knows most Manteca city residents don't give much thought to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trick or treat: Californians propositioned

First comes Halloween. It's just a warm-up for the real scary event - Election Day.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Food + biogas = fuel

Manteca's food waste combined with methane gas from the municipal wastewater treatment plant could generate enough compressed natural gas to power properly-equipped vehicles averaging 15 miles per gallon some 3.84 million miles a year.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD funding bounces back 39% in 8 years

It was arguably the darkest hour in the 50-year history of the Manteca Unified School District.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Rec mother-son dance Friday

Manteca Parks & Recreation's first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OUTSTANDING IN THEIR FIELD

Delfino Perry had no idea he was planting the seeds 81 years ago for what would become the West Coast's largest melon brokering and growing firm.

October 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advice from a former ‘fat’ kid

OK. I confess. I was 5-foot-10 and weighed 260 pounds in the seventh grade.

October 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OCEAN BEACH TO GOLDEN GATE

My favorite place in Sn Francisco - save the Chocolate Heaven store at Pier 39 that has killer truffles for $4.95 apiece - is Lands End.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Some believe Manteca is sticking it to those that generate less garbage

Bekke Hess is among those that don't get why Manteca is slapping larger rate increases on those that generate less garbage.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Food waste may generate street repair funds

That leftover pizza from Straw Hat you tossed in your garbage Toter could one day pay to fix the city street in front of your home.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drive by shootings & the Manteca council race

Jeff Zellner doesn't want other Manteca families to go through what his did.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Powers left mark on farming & Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24-year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

November 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ANSWERING THE CALL

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

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

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink

Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California turning into Tower of Babel

Editor's note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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