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English learners performing well in MUSD classes

Don't expect any earthshaking changes in Manteca Unified schools when it comes to teaching students a second language in the aftermath of California voters embracing Proposition 58.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us covers need for 18th year

The community opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will have the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City tree lighting starts Manteca Rec holiday fun

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 1, kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Final Manteca council count is a ways off

The Manteca City Council election is turning into one for the record books.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for page views so they can pocket money from advertisers, you will read how Manteca is one of the cruelest communities on the face of earth.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Collection blitz yields 559 turkeys

The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


157-apartment unit complex being built in Manteca in ‘17

Manteca's pent-up apartment demand may get some relief in 2017.

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to get serious on affordable housing efforts

Manteca's most expensive apartment rental address - Paseo Villas where a three bedroom two bathroom unit rents for $1,960 a month - backs up to ...

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1,225 A MONTH

The rent squeeze continues.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Parks & Rec part-timers pay going up

Manteca is using the pending increase in minimum wage on Sunday to strengthen retention of part-time Parks & Recreation employees.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca code enforcement framed by the ‘Ghost Ship’

Manteca may never have a "Ghost Ship" disaster - the warehouse in Oakland converted illegally into living quarters and an underground music party venue where 36 ...

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE GIFT OF MANTECA

They say Christmas is for families.

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Remodeling bathroom: It’s about you

One of the things I liked about my home I ended up buying in 2008 was the fact both the kitchen and bathroom had much ...

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Free Christmas Eve breakfast

The best deal in town Saturday morning can be found at Manteca Ford.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY EAT VEGGIES

Eating their veggies is something that the 20,000 plus Manteca Unified students that dine on school lunches take to heart.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should ...

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zellner, Hayes, Laffranchi on planning commission

Jeff Zellner - in his own words - is going to get "to sit at the adult table."

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca no longer crying ‘Great Wolf’

Six years ago this week Great Wolf Resorts entered Manteca's political vernacular along with the acronym "FEZ" - shorthand for family entertainment zone.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacrificing Northern SJV for LA Basin

We are all one California.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD OPPOSES NEW HOMES

Manteca Unified has put the City of Manteca on notice: The school district opposes new housing development south of the 120 Bypass.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca scrambling to block nightclub

In its heyday Club Leon in the 200 block of West Yosemite Avenue brought a lot of people into downtown Manteca.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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