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The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Line for flooding, growth

A line is about to be drawn south of Manteca.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LED advertising sign on Bypass before council

Sixteen years after an electronic advertising display atop the Spreckels Park sign along Highway 99 riled El Rancho mobile home park residents across the freeway who complained bitterly about light shining through drawn blinds at night, Manteca is on the verge of clearing the path for a similar sign on the 120 Bypass corridor.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5th fire station on horizon

Manteca within two to three years could have a fifth fire station.

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lawsuit threat won’t derail stadium plans

Threats of a lawsuit and petition drive for an election challenging the collection of Mello-Roos taxes in Weston Ranch won't derail a school board directive for the Manteca Unified staff to move forward with plans to harness those funds to install artificial turf and an all-weather track surface at Weston Ranch High.

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Once a week watering

When you turn the clocks back starting next fall you may have to reprogram your automatic sprinklers.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drivers shear off up to 10 fire hydrants yearly

There is a reason why the City of Manteca has spare fire hydrants at the municipal corporation yard.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Father-daughter dance sells out as 500 clamor for 300 tickets

The hottest ticket in Manteca tonight is to a dance with a cool theme - Manteca Parks & Recreation Department's Father-Daughter Dance.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond Blossom events start Thursday

Ripon's 54th annual Almond Blossom Festival gets underway Thursday with a dollar night for carnival rides, the queen crowning, and a spaghetti dinner.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Joaquin County: Where is highest point?

Here's a San Joaquin County trivia question: What is the highest point in the county?

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


I’m sorry, the number you have reached is no longer . . .

I cut the Verizon landline umbilical cord 12 years ago.

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deal avoids water war

A deal hammered out by South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Oakdale Irrigation District and the State Water Resource Control Board avoids a major fight over ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ENHANCING SAFETY

Some order is taking shape in the chaos along Yosemite Avenue on school days shortly after 2:30 p.m. when Manteca High classes end ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Watershed election for MUSD?

Arguably the biggest election since Manteca Union High School along with various feeder elementary school districts were joined together as a unified district 50 years ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ever say to yourself wdtm? (What does that mean?)

The art of communication.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to enhance learning

The next major curriculum adoption for Manteca Unified will allow teachers to tailor lesson plans for students of all skill levels in their classroom with ...

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIGBELLY BINS

BigBelly solar-powered trash bins with built-in compactors are multiplying in Manteca and city trash collection costs are shrinking.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water use 42%

Manteca residents slashed their water use 42 percent in March over 2013 consumption levels.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca City Council hopefuls younger & more business-like

The youth movement has arrived.

April 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA FOOD FRENZY

They came by the thousands and waited in line in many cases for as long as two hours.

April 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Board might reconsider Acorn decision

The decision by the Manteca Unified board to bring the Acorn League back in house after 10 years of being run by a non-profit might ...

April 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh: City not nimble enough

The City of Manteca as far as Gary Singh is concerned needs to be as nimble and responsive as a business is to an ever ...

April 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Denham seeks to cut $1.7B in federal waste

Congressman Jeff Denham wants to sell 770,000 empty federally-owned buildings that taxpayers are spending $1.7 billion yearly to maintain.

April 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Un-ringing the hollow bell that is the Raymus Expressway

Yes, the bell has to be un-rung to kill the Raymus Expressway.

April 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Year round schools?

The lack of a school funding mechanism for thousands of new homes expected to be built south of the 120 Bypass may mean year round ...

April 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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