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Manteca, circa 2014

Old-fashioned Americana, some claim, is passé.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cold start for 2015 expected

The forecast of temperatures dipping slightly below freezing Thursday hasn't triggered an emergency in San Joaquin County although cold, high winds have.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Bulletin starting its 107th year of publication

The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

The world isn't just about you or I.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teachers get to ‘double dip’ while Going Digital

A number of teachers must be loving the Going Digital initiative being implemented by the Manteca Unified School District.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


WINTER RESPITE

A bit of paradise - and a rare look into a winter's day in the Northern San Joaquin Valley 150 years ago - awaits those venturing to Caswell Memorial State Park.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Oh, the pain, the pain, the pain of it all’

Pain is relative. In my case it's a first cousin.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I cringe at wild, gray eyebrow hair

It was there, stark as heck.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca bought water system to lower rates

Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Felonies fall 30% in November

The drop in Manteca's crime rate is accelerating.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police will help count homeless

They push shopping carts filled with all of their worldly possessions down the street.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


El Rey was Manteca’s grand dame back in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What if movie on taking out a sitting USA leader was made by N. Korea?

Forgive me for not jumping up and down and screaming "First Amendment rights" as some of the jubilant folks did who managed to secure a ticket for the first showing of "The Interview" on Christmas Day.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Powers left mark on Manteca

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

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | State


FLAT TOPS TO McMANSIONS

It's little wonder that Ozzie was joined by Harriet in the work world.

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Moffat best spot for dog park?

The City of Manteca wouldn't be able to build the Moffat Community Center this year for $1.16 million unless it deferred meeting the same landscape requirements it imposes on the private sector.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Forced sales will cost $1.1M

Manteca taxpayers could lose $1.1 million by a state forced sale of three parcels.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The winner in the category of least gracious winner is . . .

The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s to the 301 Manteca residents who would of died

There will be 301 Manteca residents who will not die by the end of this year thanks to vaccines.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Schools aim to cut water use by 20%

Manteca Unified is taking the drought seriously.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LEARNING TO SUCCEED

Carol Davis is dedicated to helping struggling students turn on the proverbial light switch in their minds.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wheat gave way to watermelons, grapes & almonds

Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW MELONES ‘PUDDLE’

Tulloch Lake is going to disappear by this fall.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uno más: Taco Bell adding Manteca store

Manteca's third Taco Bell could break ground in the coming months.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Push for better libraries

Donna Brown's message is clear: Libraries are more relevant than ever before.

February 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nixes apartments

Southwest Manteca - an area the city is getting ready to spend $150 million for flood protection so developers can continue building - is being turned into the exclusive domain of large single family homes aimed at luring Bay Area buyers.

February 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Family City’s can-do attitude is for Bay Area housing needs

There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.

February 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City keeps fireworks on July 4

Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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