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Not living in Mello-Roos home could mean busing

Living in a home that is assessed a Mello-Roos tax could become a deciding factor in the next few years whether children living south of the 120 Bypass in Manteca will attend neighborhood schools.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in your closet.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bill Stricker Court being dedicated on Aug. 5

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center is being dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. in the East Union High gym.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I-580: Rolling parking lot?

If you think traffic is slow now for Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon commuters making their way to jobs across the Altamont Pass wait until 2040 rolls around.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New life for old business park?

Be nimble, be quick.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s two best bets for job generation

Memo to Manteca City Council: When it comes to job generation, the ball is in your court.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


NO SUMMER BREAK

Classes start in two weeks at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an average of at least 20 miles, or probably three to three and a half million acres!" - William Brewer in his book, "Up and Down California in 1860 - 1864"

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delicato plans two August wine events

Do you enjoy the grape?

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SUTTER’S FORT

SACRAMENTO - The cradle of modern-day California civilization is not San Francisco or Los Angeles.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable wage."

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget cuts needed to cover raises

The deal has been done with the Manteca Educators Association for a new contract.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEES MAY KILL HOTEL DEAL

Poag & McEwen has been talking with chains seeking to build a second 125-room hotel across from the Hampton Inn Suites at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


2,200 student high schools: The emerging MUSD standard?

Call it "The New Math, Manteca Unified Style."

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Grapes toast of SJ County ag production

Wine grapes were the top crop in San Joaquin County in 2016.

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AFFORDABLE HOME LOTTERY

A lottery next month means some lucky family that meets moderate income qualification and passes credit worthiness standards will be able to buy an affordable ...

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Even with ‘catch & release’ MPD arrests 2,087 yearly

Four years ago if police caught someone suspected of shoplifting from a Manteca store they'd be arrested and booked at the San Joaquin County ...

August 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CRIME DROPS IN MANTECA

Manteca crime through the first seven months of 2017 - except for two categories - is down significantly from the same period last year.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Using 96-gallon carts to address homeless issues

Let's be honest.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THOSE BLASTED CARTS

Shopping carts being abandoned throughout Manteca are not a homeless problem per se.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Amazon creating 1,000 jobs 10 miles north of Manteca near airport

The biggest private sector employer in San Joaquin County will soon be Amazon.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Hunting for witches in the Internet Age

History repeats itself.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


PAYING PRICE FOR PROGRESS

The City of Manteca is taking Eric and Jeanette Hayes' home one way or another.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water use in Manteca just 11% below ‘13

Manteca's water use skyrocketed in July as a long string of 100-plus degree days prompted an increase in landscape watering.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca pot growers must have permits starting Sept. 14

Anyone growing marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes in Manteca starting Sept. 14 will be required to obtain a permit from the City of Manteca.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA CAMPING IS ILLEGAL

A year ago homeless were bedding down for the night even before the sun went down in front of the Chase Bank and beneath the ...

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Avoiding the total eclipse of the heart

A miracle of sorts is happening today at 10:17 a.m.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots

Friday's colossal back-up on northbound Interstate 5 offered a peek of what lies ahead for the Tracy-Lathrop-Manteca region.

August 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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