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EATING ENDANGERED SPECIES

For years, the Bureau of Reclamation has tried to comply with the Endangered Species Act when it comes to protecting Chinook salmon and steelhead on the Stanislaus River by releasing more and more water.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MHS: THE FUTURE

Manteca High - the oldest campus in Manteca - is targeted for $30 million worth of modernization work.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How Manteca can chip away at bad streets

Manteca is in a state of deterioration.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing has helped lengthen your expectancy

I'm happy. I can now flush my toilet.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ex-Manteca councilman says he’ll run for SJ sheriff

Al Mezzetti - a former Manteca City Councilman and retired Lincoln School teacher - plans to take on San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore in the 2018 election.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


5.11 TACTICAL ‘BREACHES’ GROUND

Manteca is ready to boom.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms?

The battle for the classroom is about to begin.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More business park space in works for Spreckels Park

A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REPEATING LOUISE MISH MASH

Manteca's mish mash approach to major arterials continues unabated.

January 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor sharing what’s on tap for Manteca

Manteca's first formal State of the City takes place Wednesday.

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent

Here's a dilemma that not many elected boards face - should the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board reduce water rates by 7 percent to Division 9 farmers or keep them flat and build up a hedge to soften future rate hikes that may be triggered by electricity prices?

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 or over you've seen glimpses of it as well as the railroad tracks that run into the nearby Sierra foothill countryside.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way." - John Steinbeck in "East of Eden"

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Asking Uncle Sam for another fix

Free money. Free money.

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New Melones two thirds full

A rare event could happen this year – New Melones Reservoir could come near to holding its designed storage capacity of 2.4 million acre feet ...

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified gets jump on teacher hiring

Manteca Unified is the leader of the pack when it comes to teacher salaries and total compensation for San Joaquin County.

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers spend own money on class needs

August Knodt School fifth grade teacher Judi Horton dips into her pocket as much as $150 a month to supplement classroom supply budgets provided by ...

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca may create social media presence

Go to the City of Manteca Facebook site and this is what you see:

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA’S CAN KICKING GAME

Manteca's can kicking may be catching up with it.

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


200-YEAR MANTECA FLOOD

The San Joaquin River's tendency to test levees along with a state mandate for 200-year flood protection means existing homes and businesses - as well ...

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wearing leather jackets is a sin in their eyes

I am not a good vegetarian.

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Working to create water shortage for California

Many reservoirs are filled to the brim. Levees are straining to stay intact as high volumes of water flows between them. The Sierra is wearing ...

February 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


DUTY TO SERVE

Police chiefs - just like rank and file law enforcement officers - strive to serve and protect.

February 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure M tax can’t pay for more police & firefighters

Don't count on the Measure M public safety half cent sales tax receipts allowing Manteca to hire additional police or firefighters anytime soon.

February 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pension costs may crush city budgets

Pension payments for the City of Manteca's municipal workforce is project to go up $13.6 million through 2025 eclipsing projected salary increases by ...

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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