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Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s budget up by 11.6%

Manteca's municipal general fund budget has returned to double digit growth for the first time since the boom days at the dawn of the 21st century.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WELCOME HOME WARRIORS

The Vietnam War mural that has joined three other murals saluting veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Global War on Terror on the side of the Manteca Bedquarters building is not just a mural in the eyes of Ron Cruz.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEN HAFER BUILDING

A shared love of Manteca brought people to gather in Ken Hafer's garage 27 years ago to discuss forming a non-profit to preserve the community's history.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Police dealing with growing homeless problems

Ripon Police - just like their Manteca counterparts - are dealing with a rising number of calls involving homeless issues.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I can hear the Dreyer’s Drumstick ice cream calling

One of the best things about Manteca can be found in Spreckels Park on DuPont Court- the nearly 30,000- square-foot refrigerated distribution center for Dreyer's Ice Cream.

May 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Market & Music returns Tuesday to Library Park

The hottest - and coolest - place to be on Tuesday in Manteca is Library Park.

May 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALISTOGA

CALISTOGA - Long before Napa Valley became a tourist mecca for wine aficionados, there was Calistoga.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mt. St. Helena: Bay Area’s tallest peak

CALISTOGA - Mt. St. Helena doesn't pop up in very many books about hiking in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


It’s a no brainer. J.W. Ledford Jr. paid the price

There is a price to pay for everything we do in life.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


22 YEARS & COUNTING

Downtown Manteca is a good place to do business.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Honoring Ken Hafer, the man who preserved Manteca’s roots

Saturday is filled with plenty to do in Manteca.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


App helps sharpen city response

Is there graffiti in Manteca that needs removal? There's an app for that.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Railroading high speed rail thru the system

You've got to love Sacramento's sense of humor.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRIBUTE REMEMBERS THE FALLEN

The price paid for our security and freedom is reflected in the faces and stories of California's 750 fallen in the Global War on Terror along with poignant handwritten notes from loved ones that are being incorporated into this year's Manteca Memorial Day ceremonies.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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BONUS BUCKS DELIVER

Bonus bucks - the money paid by developers to assure sewer capacity certainty over multiple years - is being tapped to support Manteca's efforts to address ...

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vitality Bowl opening in Manteca

Some people argue Manteca doesn't have the healthy dining options of communities such as Pleasanton, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Pleasant Hill, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Walnut ...

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


dd’s Discounts store opening on Saturday in Manteca

Manteca's newest retailer - dd's Discounts - is opening Saturday, June 24, in the Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's in space once occupied ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HEAT WAVE CANCELS MARKET

What is turning into a record heat wave has prompted the Manteca Chamber of Commerce to cancel the weekly farmers market at Library Park that ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELP ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Two additional Manteca Police in plainclothes will hit the streets starting Friday, July 1, armed with smart phones allowing them to move around Manteca essentially ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$136M worth of building in Manteca through May

Tactical 5.11 - the most expensive structure ever built in Manteca - along with a housing surge could make 2017 a record setting year for new ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK

Elena Reyes walked away from her 38-week stint as city manager - including 19 weeks she was paid for not working - with at least an additional ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sweet summer sweat: Embrace the heat instead of fighting it

Back in August of 1965 when the mercury in Lincoln flirted with 120 degrees after several back-to-back 115 degree days I was complaining to my ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Single payer pill: It requires only one to overdose

No one has ever mistaken the California Legislature for the Hoover Institute think tank at Stanford University.

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WILL THEY SPEND THE MONEY?

Street work - repairs, extensions, corridor studies, and safety improvements - are driving Manteca's capital improvement plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 to the ...

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Up next: 5 more schools

The timing of the next wave of Measure G school modernization projects depends on money.

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


114 degrees? Time to buy an ice ax

The high is supposed to hit 114 degrees in the coming few days.

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cooling center opening this Sunday

If the National Weather Service is right today's expected high of 102 degrees in Manteca will seem downright cool by the time mid-Sunday afternoon ...

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G sets stage to accommodate growth

Manteca Unified could need another elementary school within five years to avoid the prospect of year round school in high growth areas.

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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