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$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


The drought & presidential photo ops

President Barack Obama is no FDR.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax deals net Manteca $3.5M so far

Sales tax sharing deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Costco to Manteca have netted municipal coffers $3,539,221 in taxes over four years.

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Californians pay for cleaner air in Georgia

How does planting trees in Georgia reduce air pollution in California?

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NOMINEES SOUGHT

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why shouldn’t jail inmates pay toward the cost of feeding them?

Three hots and a cot.

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three powerful forces converge at neighborhood CVS drug stores

CVS drug stores will no longer going to sell cigarettes after Oct. 1.

February 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID seeks to squeeze more crops out of water

A bold initiative to take farm water conservation to the next level is being vetted by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

February 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Using hands to keep people alive

Manteca District Ambulance wants to give Manteca-Lathrop residents the power to save lives.

February 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Breakfast topic Saturday is Covered California

The Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, is hosting a breakfast Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. that includes a presentation on the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts people.

February 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Costco staff saves life of customer

Just how effective are CPR techniques?

February 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will SSJID help rescue 44,000 of its neighbors?

South San Joaquin Irrigation District may come to the rescue of 44,000 people in Tuolumne County expected to run out of water in less than 80 days.

February 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $76 million question: Will Great Wolf fly with investors?

The details that matter aren't public yet in the Great Wolf negotiations.

February 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


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


Going soft on vicious dogs in Arizona

There were perhaps two dozen Dalmatians barking in the various pens when I made the second of three trips to the Save a Spot rescue in rural Turlock.

March 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward: 68-day reprieve

Water recreation will be allowed between May 1 and July 7 at Woodward Reservoir under a tentative deal brokered Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Debate over city carriages lack a lot of horse sense

Ever walk down a city street and come across the "emissions" from a horse?

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $9.99 watermelon

Sticker shock, courtesy of the drought, is coming to a supermarket near you.

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may stop discharging water to SJ River

The wish list of Manteca's leaders - both elected and bureaucratic - for major undertakings is long and expensive.

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hobby Lobby family owners battle for their civil conscience

Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You could check out books & enjoy ice cream as well at Manteca Library

Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A $1,000 speeding lesson

Get caught for speeding fast enough in the Highway 99 construction zone through Manteca and it could set you back nearly $1,000.

March 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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