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City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ALMOND AVALANCHE

Almond growers' relentless drive to reduce water use predating the current severe drought is paying big dividends.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Widespread’ use of illegal fireworks in Manteca

It isn't what one would call a bombshell: The official recap of Fourth of July events in Manteca being presented to the City Council Tuesday tags the use of illegal fireworks as "widespread."

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

Traffic flow before and after school - as well as student safety - will be significantly enhanced when students return to classes on Aug. 4 at five of the older elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


KILLER ON THE LOOSE?

It is an irony that isn't lost on Doris Morgan.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wine Group plans to build big warehouse

The Wine Group - the world's second largest winery based on volume - is planning to build a 510,000-square-foot warehouse for wine storage on the southeast corner of East Highway 120 and Murphy Road in rural Ripon.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KIDS’ ZONE RETURNS

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday's Kids' Drive-In party being staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight so far seek two openings in Manteca

The November Manteca City Council election could be one for the record books.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Heat wave hits as 20th anniversary of blackout approaches

The current heat wave that started Saturday with the initial day of 100 degree plus heat and is expected to continue through this Saturday comes just two weeks shy of the worst modern power outage ever in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop as well as the rest of Northern California.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can't - as they say - judge a book by its cover.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of Governments materialize.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into that of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Rules proposed for Manteca’s new dog park

Manteca's dog park - due to open by the end of November - won't be a free-for-all.

September 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton beats Modesto but even so . . .

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

September 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID deal on drains cuts city cost $4.1M

South San Joaquin Irrigation District and the City of Manteca have hammered out a storm drainage agreement amendment that will slash the cost of installing ...

September 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca will spend $5.9M on new signs, signal work

A federal mandate for traffic signs to meet new reflectivity stands and a need to update Manteca's 50 plus signalized traffic intersections to improve ...

September 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SONORA PEAK

It's not the highest peak in the Sierra but when it comes to vistas Sonora Peak is arguably without peers in the Sierra when ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Manteca has less than stellar record of being water visionaries

Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MASSIVE WATER GRAB

Sacramento bureaucrats want cities and farms that rely on water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers to pay a steep price in a bid ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$330,000 includes ‘branding’ Manteca

City Manager Elena Reyes wants to spend $57,500 to brand municipal government so it can better connect with its customers - Manteca taxpayers, ratepayers, merchants ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$950M ACE PLAN

ACE Forward - the proposed hybrid northern end of the California High Speed Rail to extend service initially from Merced to the Bay Area - has the ...

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Accusing Brown of ‘mansplaining’ when he’s acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers agree on $2.3M for schools

Developers building 299 homes in Evans Estates south of the 120 Bypass have struck the first deal of its kind in Manteca to assure funding ...

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Where’s the water park?

The purchase of $577,000 of wetlands credits Tuesday by the Manteca City Council clears the way for infrastructure work to start for the much-ballyhooed ...

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IT’S DOG-GONE TIME

Yelping about Manteca's lack of a dog park - an amenity first approved by elected leaders in 2003 - will come to an end this November.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca issues 1,045 water waste warnings in 8.5 months

The lawn sprinklers were on along Jason Street next to the Main Street Ride-Aid store.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Colleges don’t need coddling, indoctrination

I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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