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The truth about America can be found in Manteca

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on July 4, 2007.

July 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use by 37% in June

Manteca residents are taking the severe drought - that has sent reservoirs throughout California to record low levels and dropped underground water tables - seriously.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Will Manteca burn?

Dry grass. Drought stressed landscaping. Shake roofs. Winds expected to be between 10 and 12 mph.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Celebrations set for Ripon & Manteca

A parade, watermelon eating contest, World War II mural dedication, a pancake breakfast, pow wow, and aerial fireworks will mark the Fourth of July in Manteca and Ripon.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to?

I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don't notice very many garage sale signs - if any -from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn't think Christians should hide their faith.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


60 MORE TEACHERS

Sixty Manteca Unified classes are being taught with long-term substitute teachers as the district scrambles to fill positions almost two weeks into the school year.

August 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 reasons to jog in 99 degree heat

It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CURSIVE WRITING ROCKS

Cursive writing is far from doomed in Manteca Unified classrooms under the $30 million Going Digital initiative.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may give CVB $135K for tourism

Most hotel guests in Manteca stay for a night either on their way to somewhere else or to participate in a softball game at Big ...

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drought rules drop home values so much they’re up 3%

Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city's stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are ...

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Many options for learning

Free public education that can be readily access by students in the Manteca Unified School District isn't a one-size-fits-all endeavor.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FORTY YEARS LATER

When the Manteca Civic Center was completed 40 years ago, the complex was on the edge of town.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may sweeten lawn rebate amount

Citizens tasked with finding ways to accelerate Manteca's water savings wants to make things a little greener.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Preparing for oil train mishap

Manteca Fire Department is prepping for the unthinkable - a derailment of one of the 100-car oil trains now passing through Manteca en route to a ...

August 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Armed security officers possible for city parks

Armed security officers could soon be closing Manteca municipal park restrooms.

August 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified ‘train’ wreck

Ashley Drain - self-proclaimed social media mogul and school board member dealing with a repertoire of felony charges ranging from election fraud and welfare fraud to ...

August 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


El Nino may not help

El Nino - the wet weather pattern that California is being told will likely be in place this winter - is far from a slam dunk.

August 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doggone good news

Manteca's animal shelter once had a reputation for euthanizing animals in fairly large numbers.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Football field carries name of dedicated board member

Guss Schmiedt literally helped create one of Manteca's earliest football fields.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Don’t go around with a chip on your shoulder’

Edna Towle by all standards should have been angry at the world.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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