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City parks: Manteca just skating by?

It's safe to say Derrek Asher - and a lot of other Manteca residents - aren't too wild about the Family City when it comes to having a safe and functional place for youth and adults to skate.

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


500,000 VISITORS A YEAR

Manteca is weeks away from a deal that will make it the top tourist destination in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

February 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should I call my car Betsy?

The 1924 Ford Model "T" has finally gotten revenge.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca looks to avoid costly lawsuit

Manteca's neighborhoods are going under the microscope of demographers in a bid to insulate the city against a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City workers kill thousands of gophers

If Manteca ever needs a city mascot may I suggest the gophers?

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN THE HUNT

It's fitting that 5.11 Tactical is opening in Manteca's centennial year just as the city is being positioned to embark on the biggest job creation binge in its history.

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks who jet past those who are already topping the speed limit by 10 mph sits the West Wesley Rest Area.

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did East Union High get it’s name?

Two readers have sent emails asking the same question: How did East Union High get its name?

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca rejects bid to freeze growth in floodplain

Manteca's elected city leaders - opting to stay the course to enhance flood protection for 8,000 existing residents on the dime of the buyers of future new homes - unanimously rejected a request to suspend building in the 200-year floodplain.

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GREAT WOLF GOES BIG

The Great Wolf deal is getting bigger.

February 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal keeps fire district whole for 10-year period

The 344-acre Griffin Park development being annexed into Manteca from the rural area to the south is expected to yield up to 1,592 homes.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 was passed by the state legislature.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick to them to obtain amenities.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


District elections for Manteca?

Manteca - if its four elected council members reflected the city's ethnic makeup based on the 2010 Census - would have at least one Latino. It has none.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council could OK 67th police officer Tuesday

Higher than projected taxable consumer spending in Manteca means the city will be able to hire its 67th police officer in April.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Sharing your info with Uncle Sam & Facebook

My grandmother wasn't a big fan of those year-end letters.

March 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WEED COPS HIT THE STREETS

Manteca Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd has no desire to have face time on TV as his counterpart in Colorado Springs did earlier this week after ...

March 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Forget clowns; fear the scary rubber ducky

I am dead man walking.

March 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5th FIRE STATION BY 2020?

Manteca could open its fifth fire station in 2020.

March 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


For first time in 12 years city manager lives in Manteca

Tim Ogden has kept his word. Manteca now has a city manager who actually calls Manteca home for the first time since 2006.

March 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA WATER TANK ART

Ripon has the 170-foot plus Twin Water Towers - one branded with Ripon's name and the city seal and the other with "Mistlin Sports Park ...

March 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca must address future homeless issue

The most pressing quality of life issue in the upcoming Manteca municipal election is homelessness.

March 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S 1st WATER SYSTEM

Manteca incorporated in 1918 but it wasn't until 1928 that the city, and not a private firm, supplied water to residents and businesses.

March 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO MANTECA?

The day may come when families could catch an Altamont Corridor Express train in downtown San Jose to reach a vacation destination in Manteca by ...

March 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


School district hopes to work with city on Moffat safety

Manteca High - as the city grows - will likely see its enrollment swell by 500 with most of those students coming from south of the 120 ...

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHAVING FOR A CAUSE

This is a story about a retired police chief, shaving a beard, a generous new enterprise in Manteca, kids with a lot of courage, people ...

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORKING TOWARD SOLUTION

Manteca's economic game plan is more than just landing a water park resort and additional distribution centers.

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AIMING FOR MORE ‘PLAY’

Coming up with a strategy to determine how to finance a new community swimming pool or aquatic center, civic gym/community center, and more sports ...

March 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Misdemeanor thefts up 40% in Manteca

Misdemeanor thefts -the stealing of items valued less than $950 - are soaring in Manteca.

March 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uber granted license to kill by Arizona

Uber and the gaggle of tech companies pouring money into autonomous vehicle development aren't really focused on safety first.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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