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Poor people don’t have to protect the environment

It's been nine years since I started using reusable bags.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Old podcast triggers inquiry into Sierra teacher

A Sierra High teacher is on paid leave pending a Manteca Unified investigation triggered in part by a podcast talk show he conducted in 2011 centered on sex and nudity that students browsing the Internet brought to the attention of school administrators.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Move afoot to name EU hoop court after coach Bill Stricker

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lathrop-99 interchange may lose its dust bowl look

The new Lathrop Road interchange was hailed by the City Council as a chance for Manteca to make a good first impression on travelers heading south on Highway 99.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca to fill 4 vacancies for water conservation

The Manteca City Council has made it clear water conservation is here to stay.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca is a better place thanks to him

The joyous sounds of kids kicking around soccer balls are music to his ears. So is the laughter of youngsters crawling over playground equipment and light-hearted trash talk by teens after scoring a basket.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wail of dozens of police sirens & toilet flushing

One of the most unique car shows in the 209 takes place today from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St., Ripon.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


6,000 more students by 2020?

Conditions exist that could increase Manteca Unified enrollment by 25 percent to top 30,000 students by 2020.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race

Let's be very clear on one point: What you are about to read is not being uttered, whispered or blogged by any of the six candidates for the Manteca City Council.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: Manteca delivers

I am currently paying $19.78 a month for solid waste collection.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAVING A BALL

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest kid in Lathrop to the edge of his corn field without walking, driving, running, bicycling or even flying?

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh leads pack raising $41K so far

Gary Singh is the biggest benefactor of campaign donations - $41,126 - so far in the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council race.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites

Nothing is more amusing than to see bi-partisan indignation picking the low hanging fruit to make it look as if the government has your best interests in mind.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$10.89 A MONTH GARBAGE HIKE

Manteca's 12-year run without a rate hike for garbage collection is about to come to an end.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACORN LEAGUE SPROUTS

Big things are growing from the new Acorn League.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead confident her lead will hold

There are still thousands of provisional votes from the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council election to count.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca to state: No way

The Manteca City Council fears the proposed Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan will jeopardize municipal drinking water and imperil not just agriculture but the overall ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL GOES OUT FOR TURKEYS

Thanksgiving - a day established in the 19th century for Americans to share in the blessings of bountiful harvests - could end up being just another day ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown alleys, zoning moving forward

The Manteca City Council is moving forward with work needed to complete the design plans to upgrade two alleys and a pair of municipal parking ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Adult ed bouncing back strong

There are fairly decent jobs paying $15 to $23 an hour in the growing Northern San Joaquin Valley distribution center economy that are a tad ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunnyvalley provides 200 Manteca jobs

Bill and Treva Andreetta know how to bring home the bacon to Manteca.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA’S ‘ROCK’WELL CHRISTMAS

Joann Beattie plans to be rocking around the Christmas tree when Dec. 2 rolls around.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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