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PG&E keeps them in the dark

The order had been made. The bill paid. And the lights are still out.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless turn dugout into toilet

It's pretty disgusting most days when players arrive to practice at the refurnished Lincoln Park baseball field.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What’s a few loose ends?

What's good for the goose should be good for the gander.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘Malling’ of America’s community standards

Orem is a tidy city at the base of the Wasatch Range.

February 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The mother of all teardowns?

Manteca's highest profile home - the opulent 30,000-square-foot mansion built by grape broker Michael Hat - could become a high priced teardown.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Internet is for the ‘Flappy Birds’

It was driving Sawyer slightly crazy.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gearing up for 200-year flood

Get ready for a 200-year flood.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former school sites proposed for 58 homes

Two parcels once set aside for elementary school sites may soon have the sound of nails being hammered to create 58 new homes.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis working on his memoirs

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis is in the process of writing his memoirs with the help of Caroline Lambert.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights: Trusting your government & not theirs

There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wonder what he’d pay for a dairy cow?

You can bet Jason Messer's wife doesn't let him go grocery shopping alone.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$2M facelift for two miles of Louise Ave.

A two-mile stretch of Louise Avenue is getting a $2 million makeover between Airport Way and Main Street this spring.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Strings attached to money is what ails public schools

Money is what is wrong with public education.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID cuts costs to preserve bond ratings

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has almost $50 million in the bank.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Reddy Kilowatt might just look good in orange

Not that anyone in the upper echelons at PG&E is going to be exchanging an executive suite at 77 Beale Street in San Francisco for a cell at Leavenworth federal prison but the firm that once was represented by the lovable Reddy Kilowatt is anything but lovable these days.

April 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California’s cup still two thirds empty

April showers fuel May wildfires.

April 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Long before college PC movement there was Farhang

Hamid Aboutalebi has been appointed by Iran as its new ambassador to the United Nations.

April 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Approving settlement & amount out of hands of Manteca’s leaders

A pending $2.2 million settlement won't put a dent in Manteca's municipal budget nor is it the doing of elected city leaders.

April 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doctors Hospital Auxiliary seeks applicants for 2014 scholarships

Medical students may apply for college assistance from Doctors Hospital volunteers making use of their gift shop profits and donations from the previous year.

April 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca city taxes, service levels & reality

"Taxes" is not a four-letter word.

April 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


At 58, I get that patience is a virtue

I never want anything for my birthday.

March 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A new tax for police & fire?

Improving public safety in Manteca is expected to be a three-step process.

March 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

There's more trains coming down the tracks in Manteca.

March 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Woodward crosswalk work nears

It's been four years since parents with school-age children living north of Woodward Park in South Manteca started their push for a crosswalk across Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive.

March 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon moves toward cutting water use 20%

The Ripon City Council will take a first look at a water conservation plan.

March 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


IRS has two sets of rules: One for them & one for the rest of us

Ever been audited by the IRS?

March 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Did Mr. Gun Control broker a terrorist deal for rocket launcher?

Where's the best little whorehouse in California?

March 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mass exodus of city workers?

An aging municipal workforce combined with a looming benefit change that will hike health insurance costs for new retirees could mean the possible loss of almost half of Manteca's current municipal workforce by 2016.

March 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Dog-gone’ park is overdue

One of the goals Manteca's elected leaders have for the upcoming fiscal year is to make sure the city becomes a bit more dog friendly.

March 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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