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SSJID asks PG&E to negotiate facilities sale

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has taken the next step needed to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the surrounding countryside.

May 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn't felt the "Bern."

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Understanding the price of freedom

Susan Dell'Osso takes Memorial Day to heart.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sheriff steps up efforts to reduce crime

It's not exactly out of the "Minority Report" but the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is adopting an analysis program enabling deputies to forecast crime.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you'll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Medal of Honor recipient

Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is speaking Sunday at the Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Palmers come thru with flags for veterans buried at EU Cemetery

Suzanne Clemens had a dilemma.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in and around Woodward Park during their soccer tournament this past weekend.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca's anti-panhandling ordinance.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their children that's also married with the "Meet the Muscles" car show.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified still following civil rights hoop settlement

Ever wonder why Manteca Unified School District started combining varsity basketball games for boys and girls teams on Friday nights?

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘The mountains are calling and I must go’

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War brings major change to Manteca

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

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: farm woes, fires, floods in ‘quiet decade’

The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife ...

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager job wasn’t on radar

Karen McLaughlin didn't start out in life with the goal of becoming a city manager.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water play stays dry awaiting state

Joanne Beattie would love to have the city turn back on the $450,000 interactive water play feature at Library Park on Tuesdays during the ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Circle K with gas pumps at Bypass & Main

The first commercial construction south of the 120 Bypass since the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley opened eight years ago will be a convenience store ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra Nevada

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

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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