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Catastrophic flood mars 1950s

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

June 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hernias, butter knives & doing crazy things

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in July of 2011.

June 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1940s: War brings change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

June 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 words killing America today: ‘I am entitled’

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in December of 2010.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1930s: Farm woes, fires, and floods

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


If eating 2 apples a day is going to kill me, so be it

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in June of 2011.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1920s: Drought hurts Manteca economy

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

June 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Grass isn’t any greener on this side of the hill

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in July of 2010.

June 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So you think that tip you put down is something extra for good service

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. The following column first ran in June of 2011.

June 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council switch to tablets will save $50K a year

Photocopier stock is about to take a hit.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cowell walked from Nevada to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DITCH COOKIE CUTTER

Want a newer home with space but don't want the repetitious cookie cutter look of most subdivisions built since the 1960s?

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


$24B plus & no more water

Supervisor Ken Vogel is convinced San Joaquin County will end up paying a disproportionately large price for the proposed $24 billion Twin Tunnel project that won't increase the available water for Californians by a single drop.

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Manteca writing off $338K, 46% due to delinquent utility accounts

Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have inched up slightly after dropping for two straight years.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go take a hike, it can change your life & outlook

Eight hours earlier I had slipped out of Manteca before the sun's first light silhouetted almond orchards against the distant Sierra.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tesla plans supercharger station at Orchard Valley

Manteca is getting a Tesla Supercharger station.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW DIRECTION

Ben Cantu believes Manteca's city government has a legacy of not thinking things through, kowtowing to developers, failing to act to address dire situations such as the drought, has never seen a consultant they didn't like, and has a tendency to study things to death then create a report that they put on a shelf somewhere before ordering yet another study.

August 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


McKinley interchange plan worries residents

The possibility of an interchange on the 120 Bypass at McKinley Avenue is generating anxiety among rural residents of south Manteca.

August 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Did council have illegal ‘serial’ meeting?

Did Manteca City Council members reach a decision to not show up at the Aug. 6 meeting in an illegal manner?

August 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How low will it go?

New Melones had 597,280 acre feet of water on Sunday.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE POWER OF FOOD

The garbage you toss in the brown Manteca municipal Toters could one day help process what you send down the drain.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


So where does former council hopeful live?

Balwant Singh Sandhu isn't running for the Lathrop City Council or the Manteca City Council.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Historical plaza is Manteca’s de facto homeless park

Manteca has an "unofficial" park for the homeless.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Welcome to Manteca thanks to Vince Haro

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manteca have toyed with the idea of "welcome signs" to Manteca off and on for the past 10 years.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Yes, we are the land of fruits & nuts

It's the same old slam.

August 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Safety first: Stop sign on Crom

Manteca's elected leaders aren't waiting for an accident – or traffic data – when it comes to trying to improve safety for children walking to Stella Brockman School along Crom Street just north of the city golf course.

August 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to ban new front yard lawns in Manteca

A few miles west of Tracy is the start of the 705-mile long intravenous tube that is draining the natural lifeblood of lands around the Delta and farther north.

August 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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