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$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE CAT’S MEOW

Kathy Howe is the cat's meow as far as admirers in the Lathrop School preschool class are concerned.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA’s last hurrah: $20M FEZ jumpstart

The Manteca Redevelopment Agency's first big thing took a shuttered 362-acre sugar beet processing plant site and converted it into the economic juggernaut known as Spreckels Park.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2 new dining options plus 2 new spots for existing restaurants

Two new restaurants plus new locations for two long-time restaurants are on the menu for Manteca.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SNOWPACK SHRINKING

On the same day a state survey showed the critical Sierra snowpack has deteriorated to just 83 percent of average, the Manteca City Council voted to step up water conservation efforts.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will dry levee devastate nearby farms?

A dry levee - as well as a proposed expressway - might bode well for future Manteca residents buying homes yet to be built that the two projects will protect and serve but it may be the death knell for farming.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reclaimed water for Woodward

Recycled water could be keeping the turf at Woodward Park - and other large grassy areas south of the 120 Bypass - green within the next two to three years.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pilates + Yoga

Nicole Perales once believed that to get a full-body workout it required high intensity aerobics mixed with weights.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Assaults continue on veterans’ center

Can Manteca take back Moffat Boulevard?

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Line for flooding, growth

A line is about to be drawn south of Manteca.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LED advertising sign on Bypass before council

Sixteen years after an electronic advertising display atop the Spreckels Park sign along Highway 99 riled El Rancho mobile home park residents across the freeway who complained bitterly about light shining through drawn blinds at night, Manteca is on the verge of clearing the path for a similar sign on the 120 Bypass corridor.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5th fire station on horizon

Manteca within two to three years could have a fifth fire station.

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca needs to take back Library Park

Has the City of Manteca abandoned Downtown Manteca?

April 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for city to do its job in downtown

It's painfully obvious by now what Downtown Manteca needs.

April 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Fire starts weed inspections May 1

Spring rains have created one of the heaviest crops of weeds in years in Manteca.

April 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Minimum wage hike upping labor costs for schools

The new California minimum wage law will ultimately have a big impact on Manteca's largest employer - the Manteca Unified School District.

April 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police chief points out boarded up buildings

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion emailed a note - with photos attached - showing the burned out two-story Sycamore Arms single occupancy rooms apartment complex in Downtown ...

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


No, Adam Sandler wasn’t in Manteca

Adam Sandler is a big fan of Manteca. And Colorado Springs.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Colony Oak opening time capsule April 28

Colony Oak School is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 28, with an open house that will include a student talent show and the ...

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Transgenders & restrooms: Taking care of business

A few weeks back I took the grandkids to the ultimate San Francisco tourist trap - Pier 39.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOVE MANTECA

A small army of volunteers is being assembled this Saturday to do everything from changing oil for single moms and widows to spreading bark at ...

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca new homes impact Ripon schools

Ripon Unified is now being impacted by new home construction in Manteca.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vick scores spot in Hall of Fame

Walker W. Vick - a coach and athletic director at Manteca High for 38 years - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LA bringing home Bacon Island and more water

Bacon Island is 5,400 acres of what is arguably some of the richest reclaimed farmland on earth. It is 13 miles east of Antioch ...

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Food waste recycling expands

Manteca is now recycling the rough equivalent of 18 Ford-150 pickup truck loads a week of food waste.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vitality Bowls serving up new dining option

Another restaurant is coming to Manteca.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Linda ‘Scrubby’ Katehi now part of Cal Davis Internet lore

I was so done with associating the University of California, Davis with the nonchalant pepper spraying of student protestors. That is until Linda "Scrubby" Katehi ...

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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