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Gun rights: Trusting your government & not theirs

There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wonder what he’d pay for a dairy cow?

You can bet Jason Messer's wife doesn't let him go grocery shopping alone.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$2M facelift for two miles of Louise Ave.

A two-mile stretch of Louise Avenue is getting a $2 million makeover between Airport Way and Main Street this spring.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Strings attached to money is what ails public schools

Money is what is wrong with public education.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID cuts costs to preserve bond ratings

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has almost $50 million in the bank.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The drought & presidential photo ops

President Barack Obama is no FDR.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax deals net Manteca $3.5M so far

Sales tax sharing deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Costco to Manteca have netted municipal coffers $3,539,221 in taxes over four years.

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Californians pay for cleaner air in Georgia

How does planting trees in Georgia reduce air pollution in California?

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NOMINEES SOUGHT

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

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why shouldn’t jail inmates pay toward the cost of feeding them?

Three hots and a cot.

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three powerful forces converge at neighborhood CVS drug stores

CVS drug stores will no longer going to sell cigarettes after Oct. 1.

February 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID seeks to squeeze more crops out of water

A bold initiative to take farm water conservation to the next level is being vetted by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

February 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Using hands to keep people alive

Manteca District Ambulance wants to give Manteca-Lathrop residents the power to save lives.

February 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Breakfast topic Saturday is Covered California

The Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, is hosting a breakfast Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. that includes a presentation on the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts people.

February 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


You could check out books & enjoy ice cream as well at Manteca Library

Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A $1,000 speeding lesson

Get caught for speeding fast enough in the Highway 99 construction zone through Manteca and it could set you back nearly $1,000.

March 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


14,310 more homes?

Developers are betting Manteca is going to go boom.

March 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cantu running for Manteca mayor’s job

How is the current Manteca City Council doing?

March 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council learns a lesson from rep of the ‘cold-hearted snake’

The time has come to stop treating home builders as if they are the most essential part of Manteca's economy.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hookah lounge possible

A hookah lounge in Manteca?

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Get ready for third ARCO

Third one's a charm.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Builders bite a helping hand from Manteca

Here's a little tidbit for those who worry about Manteca's business friendly quotient.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Pensions & driving spike into the public

Justice and the law are not interchangeable.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders want to get more & pay less

Manteca home builders want the city to speed up processing development plans but apparently they don't want to pay for it.

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Helping Manteca stay SHARP

It's the ultimate volunteer endeavor.

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Watering during the heat of day

So how's that voluntary water conservation strategy the City of Manteca is going with as a way to reduce water consumption by 20 percent working?

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Up in the sky it’s a bird . . .

Those low flying helicopters sweeping over parts of Manteca on Tuesday and Wednesday were all part of an ongoing PG&E commitment to safety.

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


City crew tests sprinklers for leaks in rain

There's a reason why Woodward Park sprinklers were watering grass in the middle of one of the heaviest storms in Manteca in more than a year - municipal crews were checking for water leaks.

March 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take me out of the ball game, please

"You throw like a girl."

March 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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