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FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that wasn't so ridiculously obvious or the city wasn't already in the process of doing?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal fireworks sale starts today at noon

Starting at high noon today it will be legal to use safe and sane for 156 consecutive hours in Manteca to midnight on Monday.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Tweets from City of Manteca

Want better communication with Manteca City Hall?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to address parks and recreation needs.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon worth it?

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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


LAPTOPS NEXT

Manteca Unified is migrating toward Dell laptops as they start to refresh digital devices issued to students this school year.

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silverman & closing Lincoln pool

Manteca City Councilman Richard Silverman doesn't want to close the Lincoln Park swimming pool.

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do you know the way to Manteca?

The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in a two-story floorplan with 2,162 square feet. It was built in 1979 and is close ...

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan

Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dry levee decision

A proposed alignment for the controversial dry levee in southwest Manteca that is a critical element to meet the state mandate to provide 200-year flood ...

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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