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Dying art of polite conversation

He seemed a nice enough of a young man.

January 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, circa 2014

Old-fashioned Americana, some claim, is passé.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cold start for 2015 expected

The forecast of temperatures dipping slightly below freezing Thursday hasn't triggered an emergency in San Joaquin County although cold, high winds have.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Bulletin starting its 107th year of publication

The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

The world isn't just about you or I.

December 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teachers get to ‘double dip’ while Going Digital

A number of teachers must be loving the Going Digital initiative being implemented by the Manteca Unified School District.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


WINTER RESPITE

A bit of paradise - and a rare look into a winter's day in the Northern San Joaquin Valley 150 years ago - awaits those venturing to Caswell Memorial State Park.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Oh, the pain, the pain, the pain of it all’

Pain is relative. In my case it's a first cousin.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I cringe at wild, gray eyebrow hair

It was there, stark as heck.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca bought water system to lower rates

Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Felonies fall 30% in November

The drop in Manteca's crime rate is accelerating.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police will help count homeless

They push shopping carts filled with all of their worldly possessions down the street.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


El Rey was Manteca’s grand dame back in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What if movie on taking out a sitting USA leader was made by N. Korea?

Forgive me for not jumping up and down and screaming "First Amendment rights" as some of the jubilant folks did who managed to secure a ticket for the first showing of "The Interview" on Christmas Day.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Powers left mark on Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24 year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | State


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Tossing out duct tape

Duct tape to keep frayed carpet together will eventually become a thing of the past in Manteca Unified School District classrooms.

February 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


WATER EMERGENCY

A South County water emergency could be declared by month's end.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers sought to harvest citrus

Jim Todd drives by countless yards each day with citrus trees bursting with nutritious oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State edict: Don’t save water

An edict from Sacramento bureaucrats amid a severe drought crisis is prompting the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to suspend efforts to save enough water a year to meet all of the annual needs of a city the size of Tracy.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STILL GOING TO POT

Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bronson: Aim for stratosphere

Alexander Bronson's vision for the Manteca Unified School District can be summed up in four words: Shoot for the stratosphere.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEE-ZY TIME

The bee invasion is underway.

February 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Interchange may lure commercial

The new Lathrop Road interchange is expected to attract more highway commercial and retail seeking easy freeway access to Manteca.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mantecan among loyal A’s fans

Manteca resident Mike Dias was among 15,000 fans that paid $10 each to attend the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon parents plan picketing at RUSD office

Several parents in the Ripon Unified School District were using social media over the weekend to encourage other parents to join them today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to picket the RUSD district office on North Acacia Ave.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The ultimate one-stop business for Manteca

Bert Fuller was fuming.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands irrigating with recycled water

Water that River Islands at Lathrop residents send down the drain won't got to waste.

February 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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