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LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school and head out to a swimming hole near Bear River.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who was killed.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take out a fire hydrant and it’ll cost you

At least 10 times a year someone manages to take out a City of Manteca fire hydrant.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City hiring 2nd resource officer to deal with homeless issues

A retiring Manteca Police officer will help augment the city's efforts to steer homeless that want help to available resources as well as address crime issues involving those homeless that decline to follow laws governing the conduct of all citizens.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Santa's helpers do double duty as Manteca Recreation Department staffers.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CHARACTER PILLARS

Home Depot volunteers have helped give the front of the Manteca Boys & Girls clubhouse a more kid friendly look while at the same time helping emphasize the six pillars of Character Counts.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Funds sought for 120 Bypass pedestrian overcrossing

Manteca plans on applying for Measure K sales tax funds to help build what is arguably the most ambitious project ever undertaken in Manteca to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Bev Housden 20 years ago vowed to do what she could to make sure every family in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could share in the Thanksgiving bounty that many of us take for granted.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FLAGS OVER MANTECA

In the foggy pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, the face of America shined brighter than the green, yellow and red orbs of light created by traffic signals at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Deadly flu marred Manteca’s birth

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series looking back on Manteca's first 100 years as a city as the centennial date ...

January 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ESCAPE TO ALCATRAZ

Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin - assuming they are still alive - would no doubt be amazed about the never ending throngs of people who ...

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY

Your first clue that Raymus Homes isn't your typical home builder can be found as you pull up to their models.

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Mother Nature not PC with male, female thing

"Male, female, or are you declining to state?"

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HERE COME TOWNHOUSES

It's been at least 15 years - if not longer - since new townhouses were built in Manteca.

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2 FAMILIES, 1 HOME

Ever wonder how some families can afford a new home in Manteca with the low end prices pushing $400,000?

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DUI drivers slam into eye office 3 times in 30+ years

Fred Stellhorn seems destined to have the only drive-in optometry office in Manteca and it is definitely by accident.

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Singh, Morowit get it: Manteca needs more traffic officers

Mike Morowit and Gary Singh have "just the ticket" for Manteca for the upcoming mid-year municipal budget review.

January 04, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FISHING FOR ANSWERS

Research aimed at boosting the population of threatened fish as well as assuring future water deliveries for South County farms and cities continues on the ...

January 04, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HAMMERING AWAY

For the first time since at least 1970 single family home starts have not led the yearly new construction tallies in Manteca.

January 04, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Amazon smile won’t last forever

There was a time when Sears made retailers shudder and would give the mailman - the now dinosaur politically incorrect term for postal carriers - hernias as ...

January 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fight for power plugs along

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's drive to lower retail electricity rates 15% across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is on a long ...

January 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca garbage pick up pushed back a day

Manteca is changing its garbage collection this week due to the New Year's holiday.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ARCO station, fast food place, car wash eyed for Crestwood

Manteca could have four ARCO AM/PM gas station/mini-mart combos by year's end.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of the Hat mansion & golf courses

Bulletin reader Ray Valentim looks at the 30,000-square-foot mansion on 184 acres that grape broker Michael Hat built just off Pillsbury Road in South ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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