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English learners performing well in MUSD classes

Don't expect any earthshaking changes in Manteca Unified schools when it comes to teaching students a second language in the aftermath of California voters embracing Proposition 58.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us covers need for 18th year

The community opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will have the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City tree lighting starts Manteca Rec holiday fun

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 1, kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Final Manteca council count is a ways off

The Manteca City Council election is turning into one for the record books.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for page views so they can pocket money from advertisers, you will read how Manteca is one of the cruelest communities on the face of earth.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Collection blitz yields 559 turkeys

The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca needs $2.2M more to build fire station in southeast

Manteca is short $2.2 million needed to build the city's fifth fire station that's planned for the northwest corner of Atherton Drive ...

January 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CERT volunteer being recognized

Jesse Ramirez is being honored at Tuesday's 7 p.m. Manteca City Council meeting for serving 10 years as the chairperson, instructor and member ...

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why not name EU basketball court after Bill Stricker?

How come Lathrop High can have two names on an athletic facility honoring individuals but East Union High can't?

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CHALLENGER PLAY RETURNS

Manteca Parks & Recreation's first middle school dance of 2017 is taking place Friday, Jan. 27, at the Neil Hafley School Gym, 849 Northgate Drive.

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


42 more homes for south of Woodward Ave.

Meritage Homes - a national builder - is bullish on Manteca's housing market.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POWER PLAY

It's been 20 years since PG&E - along with Southern California Edison - dangled competitive transmission charge (CTC) exemptions for irrigation districts to enter the ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A HELPING HAND

The late Antone Raymus liked to say he didn't just build homes. He built communities.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 362 housing units

Manteca issued permits for the building of 362 housing units in 2016.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWTH CAP

Manteca's 29-year-old growth cap will allow almost 1,000 housing units to be built in 2017.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Photo op & the lie about flood control help

It was a sight to behold.

January 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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