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Waters is ending fire chief career

Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters is leaving city employment to work as a respiratory therapist helping with sick newborns at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

April 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca city property rules: Much ado about nothing

Drive by the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue.

April 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to take back Library Park

Has the City of Manteca abandoned Downtown Manteca?

April 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for city to do its job in downtown

It's painfully obvious by now what Downtown Manteca needs.

April 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Fire starts weed inspections May 1

Spring rains have created one of the heaviest crops of weeds in years in Manteca.

April 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Minimum wage hike upping labor costs for schools

The new California minimum wage law will ultimately have a big impact on Manteca's largest employer - the Manteca Unified School District.

April 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police chief points out boarded up buildings

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion emailed a note - with photos attached - showing the burned out two-story Sycamore Arms single occupancy rooms apartment complex in Downtown Manteca with the plywood placed over doors and windows painted to match the color of the building required by city rules.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


No, Adam Sandler wasn’t in Manteca

Adam Sandler is a big fan of Manteca. And Colorado Springs.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Colony Oak opening time capsule April 28

Colony Oak School is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 28, with an open house that will include a student talent show and the opening of the time capsule buried in June of 1991.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Transgenders & restrooms: Taking care of business

A few weeks back I took the grandkids to the ultimate San Francisco tourist trap - Pier 39.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOVE MANTECA

A small army of volunteers is being assembled this Saturday to do everything from changing oil for single moms and widows to spreading bark at six different playgrounds throughout Manteca.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca new homes impact Ripon schools

Ripon Unified is now being impacted by new home construction in Manteca.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vick scores spot in Hall of Fame

Walker W. Vick - a coach and athletic director at Manteca High for 38 years - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LA bringing home Bacon Island and more water

Bacon Island is 5,400 acres of what is arguably some of the richest reclaimed farmland on earth. It is 13 miles east of Antioch and 13 miles west of Stockton smack dab in the middle of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Food waste recycling expands

Manteca is now recycling the rough equivalent of 18 Ford-150 pickup truck loads a week of food waste.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


SSJID asks PG&E to negotiate facilities sale

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has taken the next step needed to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the surrounding countryside.

May 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn't felt the "Bern."

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Understanding the price of freedom

Susan Dell'Osso takes Memorial Day to heart.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sheriff steps up efforts to reduce crime

It's not exactly out of the "Minority Report" but the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is adopting an analysis program enabling deputies to ...

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you'll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Medal of Honor recipient

Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is speaking ...

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Palmers come thru with flags for veterans buried at EU Cemetery

Suzanne Clemens had a dilemma.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in ...

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca's anti-panhandling ordinance.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their ...

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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