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Black Friday: Not exactly mankind’s finest moment

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making room(s) for money

Manteca's fastest growing source of municipal revenue since 2013 isn't property tax nor is it sales tax.

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We all owe a tremendous debt for the gift called America

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Nov. 21. 2007

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Tree lightings, concerts, a fun run where participants are encouraged to dress like Santa, a parade, and even a snow hill at Library Park are part of the Christmas season in Manteca that officially gets underway next Thursday when the switch is thrown for the City's Christmas tree.

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Messiah is 73-year Ripon tradition

The most enduring Ripon Christmas tradition is tied to the reason for the season.

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MORE TRUCKS COMING

What is essentially a short-term storage lot for containers and trailers that are transferred to and from Union Pacific Railroad flat cars is being proposed for part of the CenterPoint Business Park in northwest Manteca.

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TIME TO TALK TURKEY

Pizza is passé once a year at Mt. Mike's Pizza.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca improving 73 lane miles of streets

Seventy-three lane miles of streets are being targeted for pavement surfacing work.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford offers to pay for crosswalk enhancement on N. Main St.

Phil Waterford has seen a lot of changes on North Main Street in the 22 years he has owned Manteca Ford.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SJ County takes taxes, sticks city with the bill

Manteca - except for the Delta Community College District and several special districts - gets the smallest cut of your property tax bill if your home was built on land annexed into the city since 1980.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Manteca less safe?

It costs $1,022 per housing unit from the city's general fund to provide the current level of police and fire protection in Manteca,

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA DOES IT AGAIN

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a traditional Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Hall of Fame seeks 2018 nominees

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

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4,012 HOUSING UNITS

Get ready for a new Manteca building boom south of the future McKinley Avenue and 120 Bypass interchange.

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Breakfast Saturday marks start of centennial year

Manteca is marking its 100th year as a city in 2018 with a series of events.

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Hungry, please make payment via WeChat app’

Get ready for the future.

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S HOTTEST TICKET

Judging by the demand over the last two years, the hottest tickets to get in February are to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission's father-daughter ...

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serious crime continues to fall in Manteca

Serious crime per 1,000 residents - the yardstick the FBI uses to provide apple to apple crime comparison on an annual basis - was down in ...

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E will do all in its power not to return’ windfall’

PG&E is getting what could be a $195.5 million windfall this year.

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alleys before council again

Three aging and deteriorating downtown parking lots - along with three alley segments riddled with cracks and potholes - may at least finally have plans drawn up ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


50 YEARS & STILL SELLING

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More offices for Manteca; plan for Starbucks in Yosemite NP

Manteca may be getting more office space.

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Steve DeBrum versus Ben Cantu: The 2.0 version

Ben Cantu - after debating whether to make his fifth run for elective city office in Manteca a race for the council or for mayor - has ...

January 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GOING AFTER BLIGHT

The days of neglected vacant structures being commandeered as flop houses for the homeless and drug users while posing a serious fire safety threat to ...

January 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cantu seeks election as city’s mayor

Ben Cantu is running for mayor in the Manteca municipal election on Nov. 6.

January 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WHERE’S THE SUNSHINE?

By DENNIS WYATT

January 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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