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English learners performing well in MUSD classes

Don't expect any earthshaking changes in Manteca Unified schools when it comes to teaching students a second language in the aftermath of California voters embracing Proposition 58.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us covers need for 18th year

The community opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will have the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City tree lighting starts Manteca Rec holiday fun

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 1, kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Final Manteca council count is a ways off

The Manteca City Council election is turning into one for the record books.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for page views so they can pocket money from advertisers, you will read how Manteca is one of the cruelest communities on the face of earth.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Collection blitz yields 559 turkeys

The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


2016: LIFE GOES ON

The big news in Manteca in 2016: Life goes on.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High at crossroads

How $30 million in Measure G bond receipts is spent to modernize Manteca High has the potential to reverberate far beyond the 98-year-old campus.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Caltrans adds electronic sign along 120 Bypass

An electronic message sign for eastbound 120 Bypass traffic approaching Airport Way is the latest effort by Caltrans in a bid to reduce carnage on ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOW WILL CITY MANAGE?

Manteca in 2017 could see the return of Caterpillars with a vengeance.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill

The homeowner was miffed.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam lies to young adults about smoking

Does anyone really believe a teen or 20 something that smokes is going to kick the habit because of commercials blaring "the fact" non-smokers make ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE HOUSE LOVE BOUGHT

This is a story of a Christmas miracle.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The streets of Manteca keep getting even hole-ier

The caller said the hole was a foot wide.

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Technology crackheads & the seven deadly sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth".

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning ton of daily school food waste into biogas fuel

A typical Manteca Unified School District student generates roughly 1.75 ounces of food waste a day when they are done with lunch.

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going, going — gone digital

Manteca Unified is no longer Going Digital.

December 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Air quality grant covers third of fueling station

Nearly a third of the cost of building a $6 million compressed biogas fueling facility as part of Manteca's bid to convert food waste ...

December 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to try McMansion boarding houses & other options

The biggest farce in Manteca?

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capitol of the Silicon ...

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ORCHARD VALLEY READY TO BLOOM?

Bass Pro Shops opening in October 2008 was seen as a watershed event for the Manteca economy.

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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