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What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New life for old business park?

Be nimble, be quick.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s two best bets for job generation

Memo to Manteca City Council: When it comes to job generation, the ball is in your court.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


NO SUMMER BREAK

Classes start in two weeks at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an average of at least 20 miles, or probably three to three and a half million acres!" - William Brewer in his book, "Up and Down California in 1860 - 1864"

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delicato plans two August wine events

Do you enjoy the grape?

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SUTTER’S FORT

SACRAMENTO - The cradle of modern-day California civilization is not San Francisco or Los Angeles.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable wage."

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget cuts needed to cover raises

The deal has been done with the Manteca Educators Association for a new contract.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEES MAY KILL HOTEL DEAL

Poag & McEwen has been talking with chains seeking to build a second 125-room hotel across from the Hampton Inn Suites at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Marjie Thomas: Being golf pro not easy money

One of the biggest Manteca urban legends - if you can call it that - was that the late Alan Thomas was rolling in the money during his 40-year run as the city's golf pro.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Expansions retain & add 984 jobs

The ability of Manteca employers to expand their operations in the past year has retained and added a combined 984 jobs.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca

Here's a novel idea.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nile Garden, Lincoln expanding?

Growth pressures are setting up a Manteca Unified board decision in the coming months that could increase the size of two existing elementary campuses - Lincoln and Nile Garden schools.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will fees kill SaveMart store?

A $150 million interchange that Manteca leaders have no inkling of how they will pay to fund could end up killing a long-awaited SaveMart store at Woodward Avenue and Atherton Drive as well as costing the city a proposed 120,000-square-foot furniture store along the 120 Bypass as well as other future retail.

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


GRIFFIN PARK HOUSING

Manteca's largest ever residential development -1,532 proposed homes on 333.66 acres - builds on promises four local builders made nearly 20 years ago.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High may grow up

Ethel Allen could be the first new school built in Manteca Unified in more than a decade.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When did kids screaming in stores become OK?

I want to make it clear. Just because I'm closing in on 62 doesn't make me an old fuddy duddy. Apparently I was ...

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GIVING HOMELESS KIDS HOPE

A few years back, a Manteca fourth grader participating in the HOPE Family Shelter's annual Kids in a Box awareness event and fundraiser was ...

September 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will homeless chase farmers market from Library Park?

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce's farmers' market - a marquee event that brings thousands of people each summer to downtown Manteca - may go elsewhere.

September 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Case for Amazon’s next headquarters to be in Lathrop

Here's a crazy idea that in reality isn't all that crazy.

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lessons from latest felon & ex-school board trustee

There are more than a few lessons to go around from the 2014 Manteca Unified School Board election that saw two 20-somethings elected and then ...

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BRINGING HOME THE BACON

Ron and Susan Dell'Osso are bringing home the bacon to San Joaquin County.

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Looking to help improve Manteca? Check out the Sororptimists

If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, you can't go wrong with the Manteca Soroptimists.

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Barks & Rec event set for Saturday at Manteca Dog Park

It's a tail wagging event for dog lovers and their four legged sidekicks.

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TALE OF 2 ‘HOMELESS’ MANTECAS

The Manteca Quilters membership is among the collateral damage in Manteca's struggle to address homeless issues and the criminal element that often shadows them.

September 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for bacon popcorn

Get ready for bacon maple ice cream.

September 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One scar gone. . . ; Sip & Spell on deck

The City of Manteca has delivered on the first of what will hopefully be many demolitions of fire damaged structures and vacant buildings left in ...

September 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City culture, saving money & the homeless

Mike Morowit was adamant.

September 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKE MANTECA BACK

City Attorney John Brinton pulled no punches Tuesday when he described what Manteca is up against when it comes to the upswing in homeless, vagrancy ...

September 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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