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Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


UNDER $230,000

The under $230,000 market when it comes to nicer resale homes is almost history once again in Manteca.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Tougher Manteca water rules?

Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCORECARD

Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave.

Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Austin interchange work nears

Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Unlicensed drivers help pay for new police equipment

Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moving Wall coming to Manteca

The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca schools byte off more than they can afford

They're sleek. They're cutting edge. They're today.

October 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$31.7 million decision is for the birds

The double-crested cormorant is not on any endangered species list.

October 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Study: SSJID can lower rates 15%

It's now the $310 million question.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stockton Police: Gambling with Sam Fant’s reputation?

Stockton Police are alleging Manteca Unified School District board member Sam Fant is a person of interest in an Internet café gambling operation.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU golf remains unbeaten

Brooke Riley shot an even-par 37 to lead East Union's 246-288 win over Manteca at Manteca Park Golf Course. Monday's win moves the Lancers to 5-0 in the Valley Oak League.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


MOVING WALL RETURNING

The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis’ lesson in black & white

Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TALKING TRASH

You can tell a lot about a city by its garbage.

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two types of water: Let the suing begin

Water is water, right?

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$MART MOVE$

She's a single woman in Manteca in her 50s.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


DEEPENING DROUGHT FEARED

It rained 0.51 inches in Manteca on Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to change course at city hall

There is no delicate way to put this. The folks who run the City of Manteca day-to-day are out of touch with the people they serve.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor’s tenure nears end

Government doesn't - and shouldn't - have all the answers.

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apple takes a bite out of the forbidden fruit of privacy

"People have a right to privacy."

September 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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