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The case to make library investment a high priority

Are libraries relevant?

May 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A GEM ON EMERALD

Homes priced under $304,000 that are ready-to-move-in and don't require major work such as new roofs, kitchen upgrades or bathroom repairs are moving relatively briskly in Manteca.

May 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Not what they’re cracked up to be

Manteca needs to spend $37.5 million over the next five years to avoid 180.14 miles of city streets from deteriorating to a point they need even costlier reconstruction.

May 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Big Mother: Hitting the bottle (of soda) can kill you

Drinking water can kill you.

May 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HE ‘WORKS’ FOR CIA

Get ready to meet Kurt Tannen, a quirky Central Intelligence Agency linguist Monday nights this November.

May 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It's time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, your toilet can be intelligent

Are you ready for a toilet smarter than you?

May 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s biggest neighborhood ever

The biggest residential project ever approved for Manteca is about to get bigger.

May 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Walnut huller seeks SSJID water for fire protection

Walnut grower Chris Van Groningen is hoping the pressurized irrigation system installed by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District west of Ripon and south of Manteca could be tapped for fire suppression.

May 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Big Mother government & Kristen Olsen

Kristen Olsen doesn't like "unnecessary nanny government policies."

May 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Honoring the ultimate sacrifice

The pastor. The retired steel worker. The congressman.

May 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fed’s strategy: Destroying river & other fish to save some fish

In 127 days the unthinkable could happen.

May 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID fights to protect water

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District has something that at least two thirds of California wants - water.

May 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New homes = $2.6M in bonus bucks

Bonus bucks are back.

May 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may allow hookah lounges, other tobacco uses

The city that led the drive in California in the 1970s to ban the sale of cigarettes from vending machines accessible to children may now make hookah lounges legal.

May 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Breaking up California is so hard to do

Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn't be all that bad.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON TAP OR IN BOTTLE?

What's safer to drink: Manteca tap water or bottled water?

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Some of the cleanest water on the planet

Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

"You're going to get sick!"

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How bad would it be without Prop. 13?

Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca water use drops 20.4%

Brown lawns are starting to pay off for Manteca when it comes to conserving water.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DeBrum: Do something about homeless

The homeless debate at Library Park is about to become political.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


49er fans score $30 game rides

Northern San Joaquin Valley fans of the San Francisco 49er fans with game tickets have been dealt an ACE when it comes to avoiding game day traffic and sky high parking costs at the new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What flood problems? Not with Gov. Brown

Manteca resident Richard Hanson gets in short zingers from time-to-time during public comments at the Manteca City Council meetings.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The RAT got the cheese

Manteca Police Department Police Chief Nick Obligacion and his officers are basking in the widespread media attention given to the quick resolution to the Great Tillamook Cheese Bus Caper.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Remembering Victor Gully

Tuesday's Manteca City Council meeting was adjourned in memory of Victor Gully who passed away June 25 at the age of 79.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Levee work may save $$

Hundreds - if not thousands - of Lathrop and Manteca residents with government insured home mortgages could avoid spending well over $2,000 a year if future growth ends up bankrolling levees to withstand a 200-year flood.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHELTER SPIFF UP

Second Saturday volunteers helped get work started on upgrading the exterior appearance of HOPE Ministries' seven transitional housing units in the neighborhood east of Doctors Hospital.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs a park ranger & homeless park

Enough is enough.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


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