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Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead confident her lead will hold

There are still thousands of provisional votes from the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council election to count.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca to state: No way

The Manteca City Council fears the proposed Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan will jeopardize municipal drinking water and imperil not just agriculture but the overall Northern San Joaquin Valley economy.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL GOES OUT FOR TURKEYS

Thanksgiving - a day established in the 19th century for Americans to share in the blessings of bountiful harvests - could end up being just another day for hundreds of struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown alleys, zoning moving forward

The Manteca City Council is moving forward with work needed to complete the design plans to upgrade two alleys and a pair of municipal parking lots in the heart of downtown.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Adult ed bouncing back strong

There are fairly decent jobs paying $15 to $23 an hour in the growing Northern San Joaquin Valley distribution center economy that are a tad challenging for employers to fill.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunnyvalley provides 200 Manteca jobs

Bill and Treva Andreetta know how to bring home the bacon to Manteca.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA’S ‘ROCK’WELL CHRISTMAS

Joann Beattie plans to be rocking around the Christmas tree when Dec. 2 rolls around.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


River Junction: SJC’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca planning to fail again

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail."

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Captain Jack: Keep sparkle downtown; mayor is on right track

Jack Snyder knows what he likes.

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Planting ‘thank- yous’ 40 times at Manteca’s veteran center

Lori Nunemaker was stunned.

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

"We" - referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley - supposedly don't get it when it comes ...

January 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NIGHTCLUBS GET AX

A nightclub will not be able to open in the building that once housed Club Leon after the Manteca City Council passed an urgency ordinance ...

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Snowpack water at 53%

The National Weather Service forecasts rain for 12 of the next 14 days in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FTC’s much ado about nothing over Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops wants to buy Cabela's for $4.5 billion.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA ROUNDABOUTS

They slow traffic down.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Promises, promises: Veterans are still waiting

Come Jan. 25 at the first State of the City breakfast, taxpayers were promised a few months back that Manteca would have a new "brand ...

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


2016: LIFE GOES ON

The big news in Manteca in 2016: Life goes on.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High at crossroads

How $30 million in Measure G bond receipts is spent to modernize Manteca High has the potential to reverberate far beyond the 98-year-old campus.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Caltrans adds electronic sign along 120 Bypass

An electronic message sign for eastbound 120 Bypass traffic approaching Airport Way is the latest effort by Caltrans in a bid to reduce carnage on ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOW WILL CITY MANAGE?

Manteca in 2017 could see the return of Caterpillars with a vengeance.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill

The homeowner was miffed.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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