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LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school and head out to a swimming hole near Bear River.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who was killed.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take out a fire hydrant and it’ll cost you

At least 10 times a year someone manages to take out a City of Manteca fire hydrant.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City hiring 2nd resource officer to deal with homeless issues

A retiring Manteca Police officer will help augment the city's efforts to steer homeless that want help to available resources as well as address crime issues involving those homeless that decline to follow laws governing the conduct of all citizens.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Santa's helpers do double duty as Manteca Recreation Department staffers.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CHARACTER PILLARS

Home Depot volunteers have helped give the front of the Manteca Boys & Girls clubhouse a more kid friendly look while at the same time helping emphasize the six pillars of Character Counts.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Funds sought for 120 Bypass pedestrian overcrossing

Manteca plans on applying for Measure K sales tax funds to help build what is arguably the most ambitious project ever undertaken in Manteca to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Bev Housden 20 years ago vowed to do what she could to make sure every family in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could share in the Thanksgiving bounty that many of us take for granted.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FLAGS OVER MANTECA

In the foggy pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, the face of America shined brighter than the green, yellow and red orbs of light created by traffic signals at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


YEAR OF THE WOLF?

The drive to incorporate Manteca a century ago this May was powered by the lack of a sewer system. The lack of a collective way ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1918: The birth of a city

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking back on Manteca's first 100 years as a city as the centennial ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

The Twitter in Chief has a point.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ushering in 2018 with fireworks could cost you $750

Manteca Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd has some advice that could save you at least $750 and keep your house from burning - don't shoot off ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The vision: Santana Row style neighborhood

Mike Atherton - a developer with Manteca roots extending back to the 1980s who led the charge to build homes south of the 120 Bypass - sees ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


APARTMENT RENTS STILL GOING UP IN MANTECA

You can rent a studio apartment in Manteca - assuming you can find a vacancy - for $1,015 a month.

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try this on for size during 2018: Be sweet

Nearly 365 days ago 2017 started with a whole lot of people bristling in anger.

December 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s alarming situation

If your burglar alarm goes off in 2018 and you haven't obtained a permit from the Manteca Police Department or updated an existing permit ...

December 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ORANGE IS NEW GREEN

The food waste you toss out will one day help keep a lid on city garbage collection costs as well as help clean the air ...

December 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley: Changes for its second decade?

The City of Manteca gets a bad rap regarding the empty space at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for council to fix Cottage

Cottage Avenue was never intended nor designed to be a collector street.

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Still waiting on Paradise

A solution to protect more than 265,000 San Joaquin County residents against the ravages of a 200-year-flood is at least a decade away from ...

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TARGETING CITY SIDEWALKS

Sidewalks - the lack thereof as well as safety issues with existing paved paths - will get more attention from the city under a reorganization of the ...

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Caltrans installs 4 signs along Bypass

The last of two interim solutions to reduce eastbound 120 Bypass congestion and carnage between Union Road and the Highway 99 interchange is now in ...

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gold-plated benefits for cutting grass

There is some low hanging fruit the Manteca City Council is not picking in its bid to reduce long-range pension costs.

December 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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