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ON TAP OR IN BOTTLE?

What's safer to drink: Manteca tap water or bottled water?

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Some of the cleanest water on the planet

Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

"You're going to get sick!"

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How bad would it be without Prop. 13?

Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca water use drops 20.4%

Brown lawns are starting to pay off for Manteca when it comes to conserving water.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DeBrum: Do something about homeless

The homeless debate at Library Park is about to become political.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


49er fans score $30 game rides

Northern San Joaquin Valley fans of the San Francisco 49er fans with game tickets have been dealt an ACE when it comes to avoiding game day traffic and sky high parking costs at the new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What flood problems? Not with Gov. Brown

Manteca resident Richard Hanson gets in short zingers from time-to-time during public comments at the Manteca City Council meetings.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The RAT got the cheese

Manteca Police Department Police Chief Nick Obligacion and his officers are basking in the widespread media attention given to the quick resolution to the Great Tillamook Cheese Bus Caper.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Remembering Victor Gully

Tuesday's Manteca City Council meeting was adjourned in memory of Victor Gully who passed away June 25 at the age of 79.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Levee work may save $$

Hundreds - if not thousands - of Lathrop and Manteca residents with government insured home mortgages could avoid spending well over $2,000 a year if future growth ends up bankrolling levees to withstand a 200-year flood.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHELTER SPIFF UP

Second Saturday volunteers helped get work started on upgrading the exterior appearance of HOPE Ministries' seven transitional housing units in the neighborhood east of Doctors Hospital.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs a park ranger & homeless park

Enough is enough.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


Manteca share of levee study: $863K

If 200-year flood protection isn't secured - or at least a financial and implementation plan in place by July 1, 2016 - development of the Great Wolf Resort and family entertainment zone, The Trails at Manteca, and other residential projects in southwest Manteca won't take place.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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They want to avoid Nile Garden School

This may sound like heresy to the countless families over the years such as those in the Mission Ridge Drive neighborhoods that pushed to get their kids into Nile Garden School, but there are parents who are in the school's attendance zone that don't want their kids to go there.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The gang was all there Tuesday

It hasn't happened in well over 24 years, but all of the official candidates in an upcoming municipal election were in attendance at a Manteca City Council meeting.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Candidates are all over city map

If Mike Morowit is elected he will be the first Manteca City Council member from north of Lathrop Road as he resides in Union Ranch. Council hopeful Richard Silverman lives near Woodward Park as does incumbent Vince Hernandez. Cantu resides near Sierra High while Councilman Steve DeBrum - who is running for mayor - lives in east Manteca on the edge of the city limits in almond country.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SSJID cup is more than half empty

When the water year ends on Sept. 30, South San Joaquin Irrigation District expects to have 2,500 acre feet of water leftover

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s thin blue line & our perceptions

Murder is not acceptable.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Locking out homeless

Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bonus bucks fading away for good?

Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IRS wants to feast on ‘free lunch’ perk in Silicon Valley

Here's a question for Congressional Republicans: Why do I have to pay my federal income taxes and others don't to the tune of more than $400 billion a year?

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New school facilities in $159M bond

The $159 million Manteca Unified School bond on the Nov. 4 ballot is not simply a rehab of existing schools that have safety, health, and aging issues such as structural concerns.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Real concern for youth & a smile: Joe was all that & more

Long before there was Joe Albertson, Winco Foods, Webvan, and high tech entrepreneurs gearing up to unleash a squadron of drones to deliver Ding Dongs and Red Bull to millennials too self-absorbed to go to the store there was Joe's Food Center.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead & enjoy the latte will you can afford it

Can you afford to give up a latte a week?

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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