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She saw it all: 3 ring circus to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Joann Tilton has had a ringside seat to Manteca history.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No Mello Roos, no Manteca schools

Levee protection may not play as big a role in deciding the next elementary campus to be built in Manteca Unified as opposed to whether Manteca has a Mello-Roos district in place to finance new school construction.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA pass thru taxes tapped for economy

The demise of the redevelopment agency as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's solution to plug years of overspending by Sacramento deprived local governments such as Manteca of a viable tool to spur economic development.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One sweet marriage: Manteca & Spreckels

Twenty years ago Spreckels Sugar - which was intertwined with Manteca's prosperity and history for 75 years - fell victim to changing sugar beet economics and tougher California air quality rules.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca approves electronic billboard

A nearly 700-square foot electronic billboard that needs the final blessing of Caltrans to go up in front of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley won't create a traffic hazard.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook meals and watch episodes of their favorite shows on the roof of the Manteca Marketplace shopping center on West Yosemite Avenue.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE CAT’S MEOW

Kathy Howe is the cat's meow as far as admirers in the Lathrop School preschool class are concerned.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA’s last hurrah: $20M FEZ jumpstart

The Manteca Redevelopment Agency's first big thing took a shuttered 362-acre sugar beet processing plant site and converted it into the economic juggernaut known as Spreckels Park.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2 new dining options plus 2 new spots for existing restaurants

Two new restaurants plus new locations for two long-time restaurants are on the menu for Manteca.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SNOWPACK SHRINKING

On the same day a state survey showed the critical Sierra snowpack has deteriorated to just 83 percent of average, the Manteca City Council voted to step up water conservation efforts.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will dry levee devastate nearby farms?

A dry levee - as well as a proposed expressway - might bode well for future Manteca residents buying homes yet to be built that the two projects will protect and serve but it may be the death knell for farming.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reclaimed water for Woodward

Recycled water could be keeping the turf at Woodward Park - and other large grassy areas south of the 120 Bypass - green within the next two to three years.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pilates + Yoga

Nicole Perales once believed that to get a full-body workout it required high intensity aerobics mixed with weights.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Deal avoids water war

A deal hammered out by South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Oakdale Irrigation District and the State Water Resource Control Board avoids a major fight over ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ENHANCING SAFETY

Some order is taking shape in the chaos along Yosemite Avenue on school days shortly after 2:30 p.m. when Manteca High classes end ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Watershed election for MUSD?

Arguably the biggest election since Manteca Union High School along with various feeder elementary school districts were joined together as a unified district 50 years ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ever say to yourself wdtm? (What does that mean?)

The art of communication.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to enhance learning

The next major curriculum adoption for Manteca Unified will allow teachers to tailor lesson plans for students of all skill levels in their classroom with ...

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIGBELLY BINS

BigBelly solar-powered trash bins with built-in compactors are multiplying in Manteca and city trash collection costs are shrinking.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water use 42%

Manteca residents slashed their water use 42 percent in March over 2013 consumption levels.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca City Council hopefuls younger & more business-like

The youth movement has arrived.

April 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA FOOD FRENZY

They came by the thousands and waited in line in many cases for as long as two hours.

April 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Board might reconsider Acorn decision

The decision by the Manteca Unified board to bring the Acorn League back in house after 10 years of being run by a non-profit might ...

April 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh: City not nimble enough

The City of Manteca as far as Gary Singh is concerned needs to be as nimble and responsive as a business is to an ever ...

April 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Denham seeks to cut $1.7B in federal waste

Congressman Jeff Denham wants to sell 770,000 empty federally-owned buildings that taxpayers are spending $1.7 billion yearly to maintain.

April 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Un-ringing the hollow bell that is the Raymus Expressway

Yes, the bell has to be un-rung to kill the Raymus Expressway.

April 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Year round schools?

The lack of a school funding mechanism for thousands of new homes expected to be built south of the 120 Bypass may mean year round ...

April 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hetch Hetchy: Environmental hypocrisy, San Francisco-style

There is perhaps no smugger environmentalist than one who resides in San Francisco.

April 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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