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Shed your tears for Mary Phillips & Stacy Errickson

I do not cry for Jack Jones. Nor do I shed a tear for Marcel Williams.

April 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S DOUBLE TRACK FUTURE

There are double tracks in Manteca's future.

April 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California's green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is - the biggest rip-off of the working class and poor in Golden State history.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn -a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VIETNAM WAR MURAL

Manteca is dedicating its 30th mural - a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War - on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street in downtown Manteca.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mathis & Huerta help save the Delta farm

Delta College trustees Cathy Mathis of Manteca and Carlos Huerta of Stockton have saved the farm - the Delta College Farm that is.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Where will elementary classroom capacity go?

The first step Manteca Unified will make in addressing a tidal wave of enrollment growth in the coming years is to determine options that maximize the $45 million they have on hand.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment of the 3.9 percent annual growth cap tied to sewer allocations.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in the city could be generating its own electricity.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of an exercise in futility.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Galgiani makes push to secure $110M for flood protection work

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani is making a push to secure $100 million to provide mandated 200-year flood protection for Lathrop as well as part of Manteca and Stockton.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apartment proposal lacks bus turnout for serving 103 students

Elementary students that would live with their families at the proposed 144-unit Manteca Luxury Apartments on Lathrop Road west of Union Road would be bused some six miles to French Camp School.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sticks with golf model

Manteca is sticking with a proven operational model for the Manteca Golf Course.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Manteca’s teen-adult- senior prom is Friday

Teens, adults, and seniors will hit the dance floor on Friday, June 9, for Manteca Parks & Recreation's 10th annual tri-generational prom.

June 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh

Forget Paris - or Pittsburgh for the matter. I'd rather have Bakersfield.

June 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘DO IT RIGHT THE 1ST TIME’

Before they OK the city spending $1 million to redo the 100 block of North Main Street, the Manteca City Council wants to make sure ...

June 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yokuts were first Manteca residents

Four thousand years before Joshua Cowell walked over the Sierra from Nevada's Carson Valley in 1862 and decided the sandy plains found near the ...

June 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kmart is closing in Manteca, shoppers

Kmart - the first "big box" style department store in Manteca - is closing.

June 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A modest plan to make Manteca a better place

Manteca's future is too important to be left to bean counters.

June 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cool water play & cool jazz at Library Park

Kids can cool off in the interactive water play feature while parents enjoy Stephen Bernd's cool smooth jazz sounds during this evening's Market ...

June 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GOLF COURSE REPAIRS: $455K

The municipal spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 includes $455,000 for pressing repairs to the Manteca Golf Course and clubhouse.

June 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fireworks illegally modified pose major blast risks

Sgt. Gregg Beall is one of Manteca Police's go to guys when they are dealing with a suspicious object that might harbor an explosive ...

June 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Buying into $400B health care plan without funding it

If you signed a contract to buy an $89,000 Cadillac Escalade with no idea of how you were going to pay for it you ...

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


½ cent sales tax covers 30 of 108 police, fire positions

A half a cent is making it possible for Manteca to hire 15 police officers and 15 firefighters when the next fiscal year starts in ...

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may make citizens’ water board permanent

Manteca municipal leaders have declared water conservation is here to stay even with the end of the most recent drought.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Ongoing urban renewal in the 600 and 700 blocks of Grant Avenue and Lincoln Avenue could get a $17 million boost.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 strikes & you lose your blue recycling cart

A small but growing number of Manteca residential solid waste customers are finding out the hard way that tossing garbage into city recycling or yard ...

June 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$1M plan won’t reduce N. Main traffic backup

There are days when southbound traffic on North Main Street trying to clear the Yosemite Avenue intersection is backed up almost to Alameda Street.

June 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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