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Mayor sharing what’s on tap for Manteca

Manteca's first formal State of the City takes place Wednesday.

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent

Here's a dilemma that not many elected boards face - should the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board reduce water rates by 7 percent to Division 9 farmers or keep them flat and build up a hedge to soften future rate hikes that may be triggered by electricity prices?

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 or over you've seen glimpses of it as well as the railroad tracks that run into the nearby Sierra foothill countryside.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way." - John Steinbeck in "East of Eden"

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will someone snap up old Qualex home?

The City of Manteca's auction planned for April will be one for the books.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered Chinook salmon any favors.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Sense of being: Ken Hafer’s gift to Manteca

I never saw the iconic Manteca High tower.

March 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca will spend $6.5M on new signs, traffic signals

Manteca may not have funding to deal with cracking pavement and potholes but by the end of 2018 traffic signals will be better coordinated while ...

March 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WHAT STREETS ARE THE WORST?

The grass is always greener - in the middle of the street.

March 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cartels, pension costs & saving teaching jobs

Math is a precise discipline.

March 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA STREETS CRACKING UP

Debby Moorhead walked in the shoes of Tappan Place residents. And she didn't like what she saw.

March 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Acting city manager will take over planning effort

Acting Manteca City Manager Greg Showerman is the new community development director.

March 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSICAL CHAIRS AT CITY HALL

Acting City Manager Greg Showerman is about to become Manteca's next Community Development Director.

March 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to help save downtown

Take a walk on the wild side. Go to some spots in the 200 block of West Yosmeite Avenue or even in neighborhoods where long-time ...

March 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drought is just now beginning

Is the drought over?

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BE.TECH EXPANSION?

Parent surveys as well as growth are being weighed by the Manteca Unified School District board as they consider the possibility of expanding the Be ...

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STUNG BY VANDALS

Twelve bee hives were destroyed by someone driving through an almond orchard north of Manteca along Lovelace Road over the weekend.

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City leaves war veterans defenseless against vandals

Would you donate $20 so those who served our country in wartime don't have to live in fear?

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So who is hiring all the illegals?

There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants - the Pew Hispanic Center's estimate - that are in this country.

March 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOOD TO FUEL

The apple cores kids toss into orange garbage cans at Woodward School, spoiled produce tossed out by Food-4-Less, and leftovers cleared from plates at Applebee ...

March 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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