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Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


The prize for Going Digital? An Xbox

Nothing says education like an Xbox One, right?

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


ORIGINAL OWNERS

Its rare today in Manteca to find a newer home with four bedrooms under $150 a square-foot that is in move-in condition in a desirable neighborhood.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Dairymen, farmers top campaign donors

Money is the mother's milk of politics.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless veteran gets home, car for his family

Here's a different take on Manteca's homeless.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New home for VFW on fast track at city hall

The Moffat Community Center that will serve as the home of the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is on the fast track.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


609 families may go without traditional Thanksgiving meal

Turkeys R Us has two weeks to come up with 609 turkeys or struggling families in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop will go without a Thanksgiving meal.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Construction sends speeders into once quiet neighborhood

Road construction on Louise Avenue has turned Devonshire Avenue into a race track.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wizard of Oz syndrome: We expect miracles

Barrack Obama is not the Wizard of Oz.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OFF & RUNNING

Ben Cantu is on his way to becoming the Harold Stassen of Manteca politics.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca bans all homeless encampments

Manteca is making it illegal for the homeless to sleep in any makeshift shelter on public or private property within the city limits.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Harris: City should buy reflectors for nighttime bicycle riders

There's a lot of drug money out there.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Noise complaints about Crothall Laundry operation

More than a few Del Webb at Woodbridge residents are hoping for a neighbor to go about doing their laundry a bit quieter.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Matt Vaughn working as Reno TV news reporter

Matt Vaughn is on the air in Reno.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tracy rolls out Ornament Stroll on Nov. 15

Tracy's downtown does a Herculean job of finding ways to get folks to visit the community's central business district.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Winds of discontent rock Manteca Unified schools

It pays not to campaign.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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