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Watering: 3 or 2 days?

Manteca may not reduce the number of days it is OK for businesses, residents, and government agencies to water landscaping from three to two days a week.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jeff Shields retiring as SSJID GM

Jeff Shields plans to retire in mid-October as general manager of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterslides operators going into Hall of Fame

The husband-wife team responsible for connecting Manteca with waterslides in the minds of generations of people is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The smack down in Baltimore

Toya Graham is my nominee for mother of the year.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TURF WAR

Grass is emerging as a hot Manteca political issue.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AT THE WALL

A free Memorial Day Weekend concert and rally for junior high and high school teens is being planned at Woodward Park on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. near the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD deals quickly with porn surfing

Students surfing porn and other inappropriate sites using the 3E Panasonic tablets issued as part of the $30 million Going Digital effort undertaken by Manteca Unified School District? It has happened.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yard waste = water savings?

One answer to California's water needs could be found in your green City of Manteca issued yard waste Toter.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drain ready to do battle with MUSD

Ashley Drain apparently believes that the "enemy" is the Manteca Unified School District.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free lunch morphs into free health care in USA

"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Quote attributed to Pogo in the comic strip by the same name

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca lawns shrinking

The days of expansive yard lawns in Manteca are numbered.

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


FILL’ER UP WITH FOOD WASTE

Forward thinking - and retaining city ownership of utilities - has given Manteca some of the lowest municipal utility rates in the region.

June 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID sues state over water rights

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is one of five irrigation districts along with San Francisco that have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights.

June 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘THE ADDRESS’

Here's an interesting tidbit: Fifty percent of the home buyers at River Islands at Lathrop are coming from Mountain House and Tracy,

June 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Restaurant on lake set to open at River Islands

Arguably the restaurant with the best views in the entire South County will open next month at River Islands at Lathrop.

June 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Death awaits you along the 120 Bypass

I cannot predict where the next stabbing will occur in Manteca.

June 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council likes concept of Great Wolf room tax deal

Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.

June 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca didn’t simply take dog from homeless man

Several Manteca residents called the Bulletin Wednesday concerned that Manteca Police had taken a dog away from a homeless man near the Shell station at Northwoods Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue. A check with the police department indicated that wasn't exactly the case.

June 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


No more budget blues

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is a happy camper these days.

June 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sequoia School will ‘face’ Wawona Street

Sequoia School is getting a new address.

June 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t take a Pepsi to bed in SF

Remember the Summer of Love?

June 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TOUCHY SUBJECT

The world's oldest profession is flourishing in Manteca.

June 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca trustees play double dare with voters

There is an erroneous assumption that many make that you have to be an educator or have children in school to serve on the school board.

June 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MPD: Faster response times

A robbery is in progress. Someone is being physically attacked. An accident with injuries has just occurred.

June 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf room tax deal in works

Future Great Wolf guests will pay up to $116.2 million in the form of room taxes to finance the building of city-owned improvements such as a conference center and public parking that would be built as part of McWhinney Development's 500-room resort and indoor waterpark project.

June 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca fence wars

Fences, contrary to the old saying, apparently do not make good neighbors in some sections of Manteca.

June 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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