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Poor people don’t have to protect the environment

It's been nine years since I started using reusable bags.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Old podcast triggers inquiry into Sierra teacher

A Sierra High teacher is on paid leave pending a Manteca Unified investigation triggered in part by a podcast talk show he conducted in 2011 centered on sex and nudity that students browsing the Internet brought to the attention of school administrators.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Move afoot to name EU hoop court after coach Bill Stricker

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lathrop-99 interchange may lose its dust bowl look

The new Lathrop Road interchange was hailed by the City Council as a chance for Manteca to make a good first impression on travelers heading south on Highway 99.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca to fill 4 vacancies for water conservation

The Manteca City Council has made it clear water conservation is here to stay.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca is a better place thanks to him

The joyous sounds of kids kicking around soccer balls are music to his ears. So is the laughter of youngsters crawling over playground equipment and light-hearted trash talk by teens after scoring a basket.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wail of dozens of police sirens & toilet flushing

One of the most unique car shows in the 209 takes place today from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St., Ripon.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


6,000 more students by 2020?

Conditions exist that could increase Manteca Unified enrollment by 25 percent to top 30,000 students by 2020.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race

Let's be very clear on one point: What you are about to read is not being uttered, whispered or blogged by any of the six candidates for the Manteca City Council.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: Manteca delivers

I am currently paying $19.78 a month for solid waste collection.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAVING A BALL

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest kid in Lathrop to the edge of his corn field without walking, driving, running, bicycling or even flying?

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh leads pack raising $41K so far

Gary Singh is the biggest benefactor of campaign donations - $41,126 - so far in the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council race.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites

Nothing is more amusing than to see bi-partisan indignation picking the low hanging fruit to make it look as if the government has your best interests in mind.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$10.89 A MONTH GARBAGE HIKE

Manteca's 12-year run without a rate hike for garbage collection is about to come to an end.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACORN LEAGUE SPROUTS

Big things are growing from the new Acorn League.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca steps up pedestrian safety efforts

Sometime in 2017 there could be two additional intersections along Woodward Avenue with high profile pedestrian crossings such as the one installed earlier this year ...

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing

The State Water Control Board's 3,500-page plan to dismantle the Northern San Joaquin Valley economy in a bid for a net gain of ...

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BROKEN ALLEYS, BROKEN PROMISE

Manteca for years had expected a handout from Uncle Sam to upgrade two deteriorating alleys in downtown along with two municipal parking lots that are ...

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Health club opening in ex-Best Buy

Fitness Evolution is opening at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stanislaus vote ‘good’ news for 209 region

Stanislaus County is getting on board as a "self-help" county when it comes to road and transit funding.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sewer going solar to cut PG&E bill

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2018.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VIETNAM MURAL PROPSOALS

Renderings from three muralists competing to be commissioned by the Manteca Mural Society to create the Vietnam War mural will be available for review by ...

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward gets rep as drag strip

Woodward Avenue is getting a reputation as a deadly place these days.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Flushing toilets & social mores

The runaway train may have stopped just short of the proverbial cliff.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to fill 205 jobs

Manteca jobs paying $15 an hour for 20 hours a week are going begging.

November 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


YOSEMITE IN NOVEMBER

YOSEMITE VALLEY - November is a magical month in Yosemite Valley.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mad Hatter crafting state water policy?

On one hand the state issues a Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan that calls for a massive grab of water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne ...

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


GET READY FOR 64% WATER CUTBACK

Pete Rietkerk wishes he was embellishing the figures.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crosswalk at Pagola & Woodward?

The third crosswalk warning system may go in along Woodward Avenue.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fulfilling Amazon’s bottom line

Call it being sacred straight.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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