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WORLD WAR II MURAL

Manteca's Fourth of July some 74 years ago was tempered by fear.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless & Manteca property crime

My neighbor had an unexpected visitor recently.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Packing on the pounds

San Joaquin County residents are getting fatter.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Copper theft still big problem

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows just how brazen copper thieves can get.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brisk sales at Atherton means model homes are now for sale

By DENNIS WYATT

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca plans aerial fireworks, parade, breakfast & celebration

The forecast calls for 101 degrees in Manteca on the Fourth of July.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Coming this fall: Going Digital tours

Manteca Unified is launching educational tours for community members this fall to help people understand how the Going Digital initiative is being used to enhance learning in the classroom.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids?

Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernandez: Build satellite libraries

Vince Hernandez believes the time has come for serious movement toward the city expanding Manteca's library facilities.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAVING SUGGESTIONS

Enforcement and rebates to save water are trumping further restrictions so far in the Manteca Citizens Committee on Water Conservation's deliberations.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID won’t sign curtailment documents

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is not going to sign documents that say they will comply with the curtailment order issued to pre-1914 water right holders nearly two weeks ago by the state Department of Water Resources.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fant’s implication doesn’t ring true about other trustees

Trustee Sam Fant likes to keep implying that most of the Manteca Unified School District board has "never been tested in an election."

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fant says he was simply exercising his rights

Does Manteca Unified School District have to worry about crazed mothers in the Fitness, Aerobic, Nutrition, Training (FANT) program endangering the safety of students at August Knodt School as the San Joaquin Grand Jury report ripping into the conduct of school trustees and how district administrators have responded infers?

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Pray for rain as Sacramento isn’t going to save California

It may surprise Sacramento and its bureaucratic hordes that large segments of California are in danger of lapsing into death throes due to a fourth year of severe drought.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Two retired Manteca High teachers pass

Manteca High's retired faculty ranks lost two members last week with the passing of English teacher Irving Shaw and art teacher Ron Pecchenino.

August 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PENNY POWER

The power of a penny isn't lost on Andrew Chesley.

August 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


60 MORE TEACHERS

Sixty Manteca Unified classes are being taught with long-term substitute teachers as the district scrambles to fill positions almost two weeks into the school year.

August 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 reasons to jog in 99 degree heat

It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CURSIVE WRITING ROCKS

Cursive writing is far from doomed in Manteca Unified classrooms under the $30 million Going Digital initiative.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may give CVB $135K for tourism

Most hotel guests in Manteca stay for a night either on their way to somewhere else or to participate in a softball game at Big ...

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drought rules drop home values so much they’re up 3%

Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city's stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are ...

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Many options for learning

Free public education that can be readily access by students in the Manteca Unified School District isn't a one-size-fits-all endeavor.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FORTY YEARS LATER

When the Manteca Civic Center was completed 40 years ago, the complex was on the edge of town.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may sweeten lawn rebate amount

Citizens tasked with finding ways to accelerate Manteca's water savings wants to make things a little greener.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Preparing for oil train mishap

Manteca Fire Department is prepping for the unthinkable - a derailment of one of the 100-car oil trains now passing through Manteca en route to a ...

August 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Armed security officers possible for city parks

Armed security officers could soon be closing Manteca municipal park restrooms.

August 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified ‘train’ wreck

Ashley Drain - self-proclaimed social media mogul and school board member dealing with a repertoire of felony charges ranging from election fraud and welfare fraud to ...

August 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


El Nino may not help

El Nino - the wet weather pattern that California is being told will likely be in place this winter - is far from a slam dunk.

August 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doggone good news

Manteca's animal shelter once had a reputation for euthanizing animals in fairly large numbers.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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