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Elon Musk nails what’s ails high speed rail

"Why do we want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn't leave where you want it to leave, doesn't start where you want it to start, doesn't end where you want it to end? And it doesn't go all the time . . . That's why everyone doesn't like (public transit) . . . . That's why people like individualized transport, that goes where you want, when you want." - Elon Musk commenting on public transit

December 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THOSE INTERVIEW PITFALLS

Sierra High senior Reyes Orozco nailed his "mock" interview with Mt. Mike's Pizza co-owner Tevani Liotard on Wednesday.

December 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Partnering with business

Roger Goatcher, as an educator, sees the hundreds of part-time jobs Great Wolf Resort would create if they locate in Manteca as a boon for students.

December 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Granny flat 2.0 affordable housing solution

It's been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

December 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Atherton Drive gap in place by September

You should be able to drive Atherton Drive all the way from Woodward Avenue just west of Moffat Boulevard to Airport Way by September.

December 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Last Indelicato brother passes

Vince Indelicato - the last survivor among three sons of Gaspare Indelicato that parlayed their father's winery started in 1924 in an old barn north of Manteca into one of the nation's largest wineries - passed away Sunday. He was 84.

December 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID strengthens finances

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District - thanks to a 108-year history of forward thinking - is in arguably the strongest financial position of any government entity in San Joaquin County.

December 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


EU, Sierra, Manteca teams step up for show of solidarity

In the aftermath of the social media video that "dissed" a Manteca High football player last month and led to the Buffalo captains refusing to shake hands with their East Union high counterparts at the start of the annual game between the crosstown schools, a Manteca Schools Unite Breakfast is being rolled out.

December 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SANTA NEEDS HELP

Santa's helpers need a little help this year.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$731,690 to get lead out

The plan to transform municipal land once used to grow corn for dairy cows using reclaimed wastewater into a family recreation mecca required the city to remove the Manteca Police Department's firing range.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Big tax hit on way so spend $1B on Medi-Cal for illegals

Assemblyman Phil Ting says he's concerned about how the federal tax cut proposal will end up being a tax increase for middle-class and working-class Californians.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Andy Taylor results better than Robo Cop

Perhaps the most effective initiative undertaken by the city in the past decade to improve Manteca was the council decision 18 months ago to hire community resource officers to address homeless issues and start chipping away at quality of life issues.

December 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weather Service: Conditions ripe for wildfires today

The start of winter is five days away but the National Weather Service is warning conditions will exist from 10 a.m. today to 10 p.m. Sunday that are ideal to trigger wildland fire combustion that could spread rapidly.

December 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca seeks to chip away at $112.2M pension liability

Manteca may make additional one-time payments on an annual basis to accelerate the paying down of city employee pension liabilities to reduce the principal and also cut the amount of future interest.

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM

Considering a day trip to the snow to get some snow tubing play time?

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly

Twenty-seven miles east of Hollister in the heart of earthquake country is where California High Speed Rail could meet its Waterloo.

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may restrict ‘Pods’

That storage container sitting in your neighbor's driveway for the past year would be afoul of a proposed new Manteca municipal ordinance language

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keeping things just ducky in Manteca

Paula Brillon has spent nearly two years making sure things are just ducky for the 16 abandoned ducks that call the small manmade lake that ...

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One man’s crumbs is another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget clouds on horizon

Manteca Unified stands to receive $12 million in additional funding from the state for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year but may have limited wriggle room ...

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DHM installs state-of-the-art CT scanner

Doctors Hospital of Manteca - in a bid to offer patients cutting edge medical care - has invested $1.3 million for a state-of-art 128 slice Computer ...

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hall of Fame seeks 2018 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4,012 HOUSING UNITS

Get ready for a new Manteca building boom south of the future McKinley Avenue and 120 Bypass interchange.

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Breakfast Saturday marks start of centennial year

Manteca is marking its 100th year as a city in 2018 with a series of events.

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Hungry, please make payment via WeChat app’

Get ready for the future.

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S HOTTEST TICKET

Judging by the demand over the last two years, the hottest tickets to get in February are to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission's father-daughter ...

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serious crime continues to fall in Manteca

Serious crime per 1,000 residents - the yardstick the FBI uses to provide apple to apple crime comparison on an annual basis - was down in ...

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E will do all in its power not to return’ windfall’

PG&E is getting what could be a $195.5 million windfall this year.

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alleys before council again

Three aging and deteriorating downtown parking lots - along with three alley segments riddled with cracks and potholes - may at least finally have plans drawn up ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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