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Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms?

The battle for the classroom is about to begin.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More business park space in works for Spreckels Park

A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REPEATING LOUISE MISH MASH

Manteca's mish mash approach to major arterials continues unabated.

January 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor sharing what’s on tap for Manteca

Manteca's first formal State of the City takes place Wednesday.

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent

Here's a dilemma that not many elected boards face - should the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board reduce water rates by 7 percent to Division 9 farmers or keep them flat and build up a hedge to soften future rate hikes that may be triggered by electricity prices?

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 or over you've seen glimpses of it as well as the railroad tracks that run into the nearby Sierra foothill countryside.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way." - John Steinbeck in "East of Eden"

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will someone snap up old Qualex home?

The City of Manteca's auction planned for April will be one for the books.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


The drought is just now beginning

Is the drought over?

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BE.TECH EXPANSION?

Parent surveys as well as growth are being weighed by the Manteca Unified School District board as they consider the possibility of expanding the Be ...

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STUNG BY VANDALS

Twelve bee hives were destroyed by someone driving through an almond orchard north of Manteca along Lovelace Road over the weekend.

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City leaves war veterans defenseless against vandals

Would you donate $20 so those who served our country in wartime don't have to live in fear?

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So who is hiring all the illegals?

There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants - the Pew Hispanic Center's estimate - that are in this country.

March 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOOD TO FUEL

The apple cores kids toss into orange garbage cans at Woodward School, spoiled produce tossed out by Food-4-Less, and leftovers cleared from plates at Applebee ...

March 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BLACKHAWK MUSEUM: THE WHEEL DEAL

DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TRASHING MANTECA

Manteca apparently has a new Pick and Pull operation just a stone's throw from downtown.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Construction: $51.2M worth of work starts

Two months into 2017 and construction activity in Manteca has already reached half of the $100.7 millon level for all of last year.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca should sell golf course

Fred Millner - a persistent observer at City Council meetings who sometimes rubs people the wrong way when voicing his opinion - is on to something.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Asking Uncle Sam for another fix

Free money. Free money.

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New Melones two thirds full

A rare event could happen this year – New Melones Reservoir could come near to holding its designed storage capacity of 2.4 million acre feet ...

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified gets jump on teacher hiring

Manteca Unified is the leader of the pack when it comes to teacher salaries and total compensation for San Joaquin County.

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers spend own money on class needs

August Knodt School fifth grade teacher Judi Horton dips into her pocket as much as $150 a month to supplement classroom supply budgets provided by ...

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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