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SSJID asks PG&E to negotiate facilities sale

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has taken the next step needed to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the surrounding countryside.

May 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn't felt the "Bern."

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Understanding the price of freedom

Susan Dell'Osso takes Memorial Day to heart.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sheriff steps up efforts to reduce crime

It's not exactly out of the "Minority Report" but the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is adopting an analysis program enabling deputies to forecast crime.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you'll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Medal of Honor recipient

Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is speaking Sunday at the Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Palmers come thru with flags for veterans buried at EU Cemetery

Suzanne Clemens had a dilemma.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in and around Woodward Park during their soccer tournament this past weekend.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca's anti-panhandling ordinance.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their children that's also married with the "Meet the Muscles" car show.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Filing opens next week for council

Manteca city voters on Nov. 8 will get to do something that Modesto voters no longer can - vote to fill all council seats that are ...

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why not ban ability to buy soda using food stamps?

You've heard the pitch.

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawyers use class action to take you to cleaners

My front-end washing machine generated an odor after a number of uses.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Manteca streets safer

The lives of pedestrians - and bicyclists - in Manteca do matter.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drones may join Manteca illegal fireworks fight plus city fence amnesty

Mayor Steve DeBrum wants the possible use of drones next Fourth of July weekend to patrol the skies over Manteca to document illegal fireworks.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


California isn’t flooding; it’s burning

It's time to fight fire with fire.

July 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


River Islands planning 600 apartments

River Islands at Lathrop is gearing up to enter the red-hot South County apartment market.

July 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Smaller homes shrinking size not amenities

Manteca's first neighborhood with one-way streets - and Raymus Homes' latest attempt to build affordable homes - is being proposed along North Austin Road.

July 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AVOIDING SOGGY ARMAGEDDON

It has a 1 in 200 chance of happening.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


House Oks plan to alter fish flows

An act of Congress may end up changing decades old water policies that have increased year round Delta flows for the benefit of predatory striped ...

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca USD bans car wash fundraisers

Manteca Unified continues to stay focused on conserving water.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & trigger child abuse charges

I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I’m sorry, the number you have reached . . .”

I came across a relic on Sunday.

July 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘IT WAS LIKE LIVING IN A WAR ZONE’

The number of illegal fireworks lighting up the skies over Manteca dwarfed the city's aerial display especially after a launch accident sent a man ...

July 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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