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Homeless use flag as towel

So how do the homeless take showers?

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


END OF AN ERA

Mary Kennedy-Bracken sees a lot of good things in Lathrop's future.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advance carnival tickets save buyers money

The 30th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off next week when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to the old Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Are you happy with police, fire protection or do you want more?

People, they say, get the government they ask for.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Chamber staging holiday street fair

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is giving the community a gift this Christmas season - a downtown Holiday Street Fair.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca rehabbing two parking lots

Two downtown parking lots are being rehabilitated.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Merced goes digital at four-fifth the cost

Manteca Unified won't be the first school district in the 209 to "go digital."

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A flock of Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 440 will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for 10 young men this Sunday, Nov, 16, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Panhandlers use kids as props

Readers over the past several months have reported seeing panhandlers throughout Manteca using little children as props when they are begging for money.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Holiday turkey drive nears halfway point

Jeff Burkhardt was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water use 14.1%

Manteca residents have reduced year-to-year water use for the fifth consecutive month.

November 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Manteca homes break record for square footage

Manteca is having its biggest year for single family home starts since 2005.

November 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does school brass fear Fant-led youth movement?

Did the Manteca Unified School District board meet behind closed doors in a bid to change the course of the Nov. 4 election?

November 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless flap goes international

Manteca's decision to outlaw public defecation and outlawing the homeless' ability to set up encampments wherever they wish is drawing criticism from as far away as Alberta, Canada.

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ebola scare comes to Manteca today

Kaiser and Sutter Health registered nurses in Manteca, Modesto, and Tracy as well as elsewhere in Northern California are starting a two-day strike today protesting what they contend is "eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals."

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drive needs 360 turkeys in 10 days

Woodbridge at Del Webb residents collected $478 so far or enough to buy Thanksgiving turkeys for 40 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop.

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Criminal-fornia: What’s next? A voter approved ‘purge’ night?

Isn't it great to be a criminal these days in California?

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Father of fiberglass waterslide’

Budge Brown - the father of the fiberglass waterpark slide - along with his wife Arlene have been inducted into the World Waterpark Association Hall of Fame.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former Manteca police officer writes book

Former Manteca Police officer David Bordenkircher has penned a book about growing up in Manteca as well as the dynamics that shaped the lives of two young boys - himself and his brother Dale Bordenkircher.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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