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Another warehouse for Spreckels

One of the three remaining undeveloped parcels in the 360-acre Spreckels Park project may soon have a 285,215-square-foot building for industrial uses.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEXT MILESTONE

Some 107 years after South County residents embraced the then bold move to form the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, secure what are now senior water rights on the Stanislaus River watershed, and build the first in a series of reservoirs that powered economy growth and prosperity for over a century, the current SSJID board is posed to make another milestone decision.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cabral: He went the extra mile for customers

Bill Cabral - a man who parlayed a trust in people, an outgoing personality, and a work ethic second to none to found Cabral Motors in 1957 - has passed away at age 84.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A Night of Hope focus on helping homeless

A Night of Hope is coming to Manteca.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Restroom security working

There was a time when a parent could take their child to the Library Park playground during the day and if he or she needed to go to the bathroom, they used the restrooms just a dozen yards or so away.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Despair? Not on their watch

Hope springs eternal.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

June 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From homeless to success

Jeff Zellner is living the American Dream.

June 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do as we say not as we do department

Perhaps the entire City of Manteca staff didn't get the memo about a drought being on and it being against the rules for anyone to water between noon and 6 p.m. on any day.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


FLOOD OF NEW HOMES

For the first time since the 1980s when explosive housing development led to Manteca imposing the first growth cap in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, a city council member has voted against proceeding with an environmental impact study for more homes.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


EU High grad new city manager

Elena Reyes - the current Senior Deputy San Joaquin County Administrator in charge of economic promotion and development - is Manteca's new city manager.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Green to yellow to brown

If you drive down a Manteca street you will be hard pressed not to find a lawn that is yellowing, brown, or dead.

June 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Tufa towers: Mono Lake’s whimsical touch

LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake and you'll be struck by two oddities of nature you won't find anywhere else ...

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


NORTH DOME

Yosemite Valley has become a zoo.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


False alarm price: $117K

It was an alarming trend.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recruiting is critical fourth ‘R’ for schools in Manteca

Manteca Unified had all but one needed teacher in place when classes started earlier this month.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh wins ballot lottery

Manteca City Council candidate Gary Singh is the winner of the Secretary of State's random lottery for how names will be listed on the ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth will start paying its full costs

Manteca taxpayers have been picking up the $270,000 annual tab for long range planning documents and periodic updating mandated by the state.

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TWO FAMILIES IN ONE HOME PUTS PRESSURE ON SCHOOLS

Drive down a new Manteca subdivision and most people see single family homes.

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Half of field seeking seats in Manteca under 36 years of age

There will be at least one new Manteca City Council member - either a retired city planner, real estate agent, businessman, fast food worker, or financial ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FLOODING WILL BE WORSE

A $12.1 million dry levee option tagged for intense vetting in southwest Manteca will increase flooding for those who live and farm south of ...

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FUNDING SQUEEZE

Manteca Unified educators - from teachers all the way up to the district superintendent - are strong supporters of Give Every Child a Chance.

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEDS KILLING FISH?

State and federal management of water flows on the Stanislaus River being done in the belief that they will help boost the population of threatened ...

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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