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Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Harris: City should buy reflectors for nighttime bicycle riders

There's a lot of drug money out there.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Noise complaints about Crothall Laundry operation

More than a few Del Webb at Woodbridge residents are hoping for a neighbor to go about doing their laundry a bit quieter.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Matt Vaughn working as Reno TV news reporter

Matt Vaughn is on the air in Reno.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tracy rolls out Ornament Stroll on Nov. 15

Tracy's downtown does a Herculean job of finding ways to get folks to visit the community's central business district.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Winds of discontent rock Manteca Unified schools

It pays not to campaign.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DeBrum elected in landslide

Steve DeBrum cruised to victory Tuesday to become Manteca's next mayor.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cantu says he’s option for council to pick to fill DeBrum council seat

Are you ready for another Manteca City Council election?

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drive short 1,598 turkeys for struggling families in South County

Turkeys R Us is just under the one-third mark to making sure no struggling family in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop goes without a Thanksgiving meal.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You can help prevent double murderer from walking free

You don't want your son or daughter to meet William Walter Nichols.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Record $123K for Manteca races

Contributions in the past 30 days have added $9,380 to campaign war chests for five candidates vying for three seats - including the mayor's post - on the Manteca City Council in today's municipal election.

November 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mr. Hannibal Lector goes to Washington

The scariest day of the year has finally arrived - Election Day.

November 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


742 Manteca, Ripon & Lathrop families could go without Thanksgiving dinners

With just 23 days left before Thanksgiving, the Turkeys R Us drive is short 742 turkeys to make sure struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a traditional holiday meal.

November 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bonds cost: $5,400 per home

Passage of Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G school bond in Tuesday's election could cost the owner of a typical home in Manteca and Lathrop home $5,400 over the next 30 years.

November 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Quieter trains will cost

It would cost $1.5 million to install quieter wayside horns at Manteca's 10 railroad crossings.

November 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE NAME GAME

Walter Woodward was quite a guy.

November 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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