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PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.

February 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca celebrating 4th of July on July 3?

Manteca's elected leaders will decide whether to celebrate the Fourth of July on the actual day or move the city's aerial fireworks display to July 3.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HALL OF FAME

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

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


MANTECA WASTING AWAY

The severity of the four-year drought could mean dead lawns throughout Manteca, the banning of nonprofit car washes, slashing aggregate water use at city parks by 25 percent, and the hiring of a water resources coordinator and two enforcement assistants.

April 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do as I say, not as I do

While Gov. Jerry Brown was mandating water flowing from spigots be reduced 25 percent due to California's severe drought the bureaucracy he oversees was continuing its effort to drain New Melones Reservoir of an extra 15,000 acre feet of water

April 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s time to stop destructive turf warfare between the blues & the reds

Turf warfare waged by those sporting blue and red are tearing this country apart.

April 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water trucks for irrigating with recycled wastewater?

Manteca could resort to using a water truck to irrigate public landscaping using recycled treated wastewater if the drought worsens.

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Smile! Your street’s on Google camera

Wonder who has lush lawns in Manteca and those who have cut back a bit to save water as of this week?

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Little water savings can add up to big water savings

If we continue to use water like there is no tomorrow there will be no tomorrow. It's as simple as that.

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reusing water softened with salt can be deadly for plants

Speaking of droughts, several readers have indicated it is important for some agency - perhaps a municipal water department - to come up with information to advise people on what water savings might actually be detrimental.

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Street fair just over a week away

Upwards of 50,000 people are expected to attend the 19th annual Crossroads Street Fair Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, in downtown Manteca.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


NO SNOW JOB: THIS IS IT

Every drop of water now counts.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s heart needs to be healthy

Nico Tejeda is worried about Manteca's long-term health.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNSAFE HOUSING

In an extremely rare move, Manteca fire and building safety inspectors along with county health representatives ordered the Inn at the Station on Moffat Boulevard shut down Monday until a long list of health and safety repairs are made.

March 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca tax that make more homeless

The Inn by the Station is not the Rose Motel of yesteryear or even of five years ago.

March 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCHOOL BEAT

It was brought to the attention of Manteca Unified that a parent was not sending her two kids to school.

March 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cell call to 9-1-1 is as good as land line in city

There was a time if you called 9-1-1 from a cell phone that law enforcement wouldn't have the foggiest idea of exactly where you are calling from.

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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