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Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterslides operators going into Hall of Fame

The husband-wife team responsible for connecting Manteca with waterslides in the minds of generations of people is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The smack down in Baltimore

Toya Graham is my nominee for mother of the year.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TURF WAR

Grass is emerging as a hot Manteca political issue.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AT THE WALL

A free Memorial Day Weekend concert and rally for junior high and high school teens is being planned at Woodward Park on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. near the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD deals quickly with porn surfing

Students surfing porn and other inappropriate sites using the 3E Panasonic tablets issued as part of the $30 million Going Digital effort undertaken by Manteca Unified School District? It has happened.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yard waste = water savings?

One answer to California's water needs could be found in your green City of Manteca issued yard waste Toter.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drain ready to do battle with MUSD

Ashley Drain apparently believes that the "enemy" is the Manteca Unified School District.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free lunch morphs into free health care in USA

"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Quote attributed to Pogo in the comic strip by the same name

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca lawns shrinking

The days of expansive yard lawns in Manteca are numbered.

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Honor a veteran with a $100 brick donation

Dave Bricker is on a mission.

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who gave Drain, Bronson same Manteca address?

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson ran for the Manteca Unified School District listing their occupation as "educators."

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drought may trigger return to 2nd weed check by city

The need to reduce water use could turn some Manteca yards into tinder boxes.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Atherton Drive, not McKinley is better alternative

Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca establishing emergency ops center

Manteca is establishing a new Emergency Operations Center.

June 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golden West, Shasta getting makeovers

If by chance there is a lockdown or some other emergency in 2017 at Golden West School, teachers will immediately know exactly what is going on.

June 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


VFW pitching tent for next meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is pitching a tent Thursday on Moffat Boulevard.

June 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Front yard lawns shrinking

It's not as drastic as in Las Vegas but the days of the expansive front lawns for new homes in Manteca are numbered.

June 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Let voters decide on replacing Bronson

The question shouldn't even have to be asked but here goes: Should the Manteca Unified board appoint a replacement for trustee Alexander Bronson who resigned shortly after having felony charges filed against him for election fraud or should they call for a special election?

June 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To Skype or not to Skype?

The summer break is giving Manteca Unified time to fine tune the $30 million Going Digital initiative as well as to address concerns brought up by parents and staff.

June 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Replacement & censoring before board

Three trustee related issues - the replacement of Alexander Bronson, the possible censure of Sam Fant, and a scathing Grand Jury report on school board conduct - top the agenda for Tuesday's Manteca Unified board meeting.

June 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca hiring 2 more firefighters

The half cent public safety sales tax is enabling the Manteca Fire Department to add two firefighters in the fiscal year starting July 1.

June 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does the mayor drive a limo?

Does Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum have a limo? Is being mayor boring? Does he live in a mansion? Can he retire? And what is he doing about the drought?

June 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Boom times ahead for health care

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is gearing up for a boom.

June 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lincoln School will front Powers Ave.

Lincoln School - one of the oldest elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District - is about to get an $11.9 million makeover.

June 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Las Vegas has better grasp on grass than Manteca

Is the city dictating how much grass new homes can have in their front yards an affront to the notion of property rights?

June 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CASWELL COOL

The coolest spot in the Manteca-Ripon area without the aid of air conditioning can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few remaining stands of riparian woodland in the Central Valley.

June 05, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


BLACK IS BACK

Manteca municipal Finance Director Suzanne Mallory made a point to wear black to Wednesday's City Council budget workshop.

June 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca High bell tower may ring again

Manteca High's beloved bell tower may be making a comeback.

June 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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