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PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.

February 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca celebrating 4th of July on July 3?

Manteca's elected leaders will decide whether to celebrate the Fourth of July on the actual day or move the city's aerial fireworks display to July 3.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HALL OF FAME

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tossing out duct tape

Duct tape to keep frayed carpet together will eventually become a thing of the past in Manteca Unified School District classrooms.

February 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


WATER EMERGENCY

A South County water emergency could be declared by month's end.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers sought to harvest citrus

Jim Todd drives by countless yards each day with citrus trees bursting with nutritious oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State edict: Don’t save water

An edict from Sacramento bureaucrats amid a severe drought crisis is prompting the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to suspend efforts to save enough water a year to meet all of the annual needs of a city the size of Tracy.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STILL GOING TO POT

Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bronson: Aim for stratosphere

Alexander Bronson's vision for the Manteca Unified School District can be summed up in four words: Shoot for the stratosphere.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEE-ZY TIME

The bee invasion is underway.

February 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Interchange may lure commercial

The new Lathrop Road interchange is expected to attract more highway commercial and retail seeking easy freeway access to Manteca.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat Blvd. monument to moving on

The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try eating apples grown in Cupertino

Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Targeting Manteca’s lawns

California's lawns are soaking up precious water.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital cracks barrier of language

Sending home information for parents can be a challenging endeavor for the Manteca Unified School District.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hall of Fame for Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin - better known as Randy Bubba Black to tens thousands of country music radio fans - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drug testing possible for students at be.tech

Students enrolled in the Manteca Unified be.tech Academy's first responder program aimed at teens wanting to pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical techs could eventually be subject to drug testing.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal protects fish, farmers & cities through Oct. 1

Lake Tulloch is expected to remain at its current level until at least Oct. 1 as the result of a water agreement reached Friday regarding flows on the Stanislaus River.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may allow shelters in retail zone

An agency wanting to locate an emergency shelter in a general commercial zone - essentially one that accommodates retail and office uses - will soon be able to do so without obtaining a conditional use permit.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rewarding state $300M for helping kill 8 people

PG&E is paying $300 million too much for the 2,425 violations of federal and state safety rules in connection with an investigation following the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OAKWOOD SHORES

Oakwood Shores is not just among a handful of neighborhoods surrounding private lakes in the Northern San Joaquin Valley but it has another feature that few of those have - a gated community with 24-hour security patrols.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Wolf recycles 98% of its water

It will take roughly 300,000 gallons of water to fill the water park portion of the proposed Manteca Great Wolf Resort.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal addresses fish, urban & farming needs

There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kidney stones, hammertoes & smartphones

I miss the good old days.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


174,301 people or 6 fish

Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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