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Imagine living in an apartment - or condo - above a café and being able to walk to the river's edge.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$10.75M flows into SSJID from 2 water deals

It's a win-win-win deal.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening somewhere in Northern California, the Bay Area, the Northern San Joaquin Valley, or the Gold Country.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren't economists and tend to lean toward socialism: Raising the minimum wage raises everyone's lot in life.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WATER PICTURE BRIGHTENS

Storms. Rising reservoirs. Weeds growing like crazy.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD funds swimming only for Stockton kids

For the second summer in a row, Manteca Unified tax dollars are funding a six-week open swimming pool program for Stockton's Weston Ranch neighborhood kids to the tune of $15,000.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three big egg hunts are free

Three major community egg hunts and festivities are planned for Saturday.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The ABCs of a good school board requires good $en$e

School boards should not be composed of Santa Claus wannabees.

March 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RI homes can slash water use 40%

Homes built starting next year in River Islands at Lathrop could slash their city water use 40 percent and maintain lush grass and landscaping even in a severe drought without violating mandatory water use reduction orders.

March 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New SJ River crossing

The first new crossing of the San Joaquin River in the Northern San Joaquin Valley since Interstate 5 was built in the 1960s could be open to traffic by the end of the year.

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FAST FRIENDSHIP

George Terry was wearing his Vietnam veterans' baseball cap while delivering meals for Manteca Unified Nutritional Services at Nile Garden School when a staff member said a young boy wanted to ask him a question.

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Little League World Series star in Manteca this Saturday

Mo'ne Davis - the first girl pitcher ever to win a game and throw a no hitter in the Little League World Series - will visit Manteca Ford on Saturday.

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free tickets to hear Benghazi hero speak in Manteca

The hottest tickets in Manteca for April - a seat at the Not Forgotten Evening of Honor dinner with guest speaker Mark "Oz" Geist who was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi in Libya - have been sold out for weeks.

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


GRAND SLAM

Ten years this October the first ball was tossed at Big League Dreams - a $30 million sports complex that displaced fields of corn that was ...

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD got Manteca into the game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council weans CVB off hotel room taxes

Manteca visitors are expected to spend almost $11 million on hotel rooms - including nearly $1 million in room taxes - in the fiscal year starting July ...

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn't such a thing as an unsafe road.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHRINKING CLASS SIZE

Kindergarten class sizes will start shrinking in August at 30 Manteca Unified elementary schools.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dedication of Korean War mural Saturday

The third segment of what some believe is the only mural project of its kind - an effort to recognize the sacrifices Americans endured in five ...

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless haven leveled to make way for Chevron

An eyesore on North Main Street that also was a flop house for the homeless was torn down Thursday.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Pot use, credit issues weed out hopefuls

Teens and young adults dreaming of careers in law enforcement might want to be frugal with credit cards and abstain from pot or substances such ...

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca

Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE BYPASS FIX

The Austin Road overcrossing - the biggest impediment to significantly improving traffic flow on the 120 Bypass - is proposed for replacement by Caltrans in a three-step ...

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MEL’S PACKS ‘EM IN

Manteca Unified students can tinker in MEL'S Garage this summer.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STANISLAUS RIVER

Editor's note: Part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role in supplying ...

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who will control water wells in Manteca?

In the coming months the Manteca City Council will need to decide how they want to go about complying with a state mandate to stabilize ...

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon teachers, district struggle over pay hike

Ripon Unified is offering its 150 teachers a 3 percent pay raise.

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum ...

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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