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The mother of all teardowns?

Manteca's highest profile home - the opulent 30,000-square-foot mansion built by grape broker Michael Hat - could become a high priced teardown.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Internet is for the ‘Flappy Birds’

It was driving Sawyer slightly crazy.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gearing up for 200-year flood

Get ready for a 200-year flood.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former school sites proposed for 58 homes

Two parcels once set aside for elementary school sites may soon have the sound of nails being hammered to create 58 new homes.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis working on his memoirs

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis is in the process of writing his memoirs with the help of Caroline Lambert.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights: Trusting your government & not theirs

There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wonder what he’d pay for a dairy cow?

You can bet Jason Messer's wife doesn't let him go grocery shopping alone.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$2M facelift for two miles of Louise Ave.

A two-mile stretch of Louise Avenue is getting a $2 million makeover between Airport Way and Main Street this spring.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Strings attached to money is what ails public schools

Money is what is wrong with public education.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID cuts costs to preserve bond ratings

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has almost $50 million in the bank.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The drought & presidential photo ops

President Barack Obama is no FDR.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax deals net Manteca $3.5M so far

Sales tax sharing deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Costco to Manteca have netted municipal coffers $3,539,221 in taxes over four years.

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Californians pay for cleaner air in Georgia

How does planting trees in Georgia reduce air pollution in California?

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NOMINEES SOUGHT

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

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca alleys: Retain & repair or eliminate?

Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Make it appeal to Petula Clark

It's not 1918 anymore.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VILLA TICINO

One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca may slash graywater system permits

Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bad guys help pay costs for police rig

There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior advisory members sought

The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The rabbit is coming up short

The Easter Bunny needs some help.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


More water for fish could lead to ecological Armageddon

The late Stan Nader Sr. was a member of a family whose cattle ranching roots in Placer County go back to the 1870s.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam, can you help?

The strategy is simple.

April 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf: Big water hog?

Great Wolf - the proposed indoor water park resort weighing whether to build in Manteca - conjures up another animal in the mind of some critics. Water Hog.

April 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does not being color blind hurt some minorities?

Do "minorities" need protection in California?

April 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca veterans get a home

The envisioned Moffat Boulevard Community Hall - the future home of Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post - is a testimonial to perseverance, ingenuity, and municipal staff's can-do attitude.

April 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A quick memo on how to build a better Manteca

In the coming 210 days at least five men are going to be vying for your vote to elect them to the Manteca City Council either as a council member or mayor.

April 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Senior tax filing assistance

Seniors needing assistance with filing their 2013 income tax returns may call the Manteca Senior Center at 209.456.8650 to schedule an appointment with AARP for tax-preparation assistance.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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