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Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘G’ IS FOR GROWTH

Manteca Unified is gearing up for what could be its biggest challenge in its 50-year history - a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the next four years.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead widens lead over Zellner

Incumbent Debby Moorhead has increased her lead to 160 votes over challenger Jeff Zellner in her bid to secure a third term on the Manteca City Council.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need: 640 turkeys in 3 days

If Turkeys R Us receives 640 turkeys in the next three days no struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will go without a traditional meal on Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carnage doubles on Bypass

The 120 Bypass is a much more dangerous road to travel today than it was seven years ago.

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead confident her lead will hold

There are still thousands of provisional votes from the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council election to count.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca to state: No way

The Manteca City Council fears the proposed Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan will jeopardize municipal drinking water and imperil not just agriculture but the overall Northern San Joaquin Valley economy.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL GOES OUT FOR TURKEYS

Thanksgiving - a day established in the 19th century for Americans to share in the blessings of bountiful harvests - could end up being just another day for hundreds of struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown alleys, zoning moving forward

The Manteca City Council is moving forward with work needed to complete the design plans to upgrade two alleys and a pair of municipal parking lots in the heart of downtown.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Adult ed bouncing back strong

There are fairly decent jobs paying $15 to $23 an hour in the growing Northern San Joaquin Valley distribution center economy that are a tad challenging for employers to fill.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunnyvalley provides 200 Manteca jobs

Bill and Treva Andreetta know how to bring home the bacon to Manteca.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA’S ‘ROCK’WELL CHRISTMAS

Joann Beattie plans to be rocking around the Christmas tree when Dec. 2 rolls around.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Bah humbug isn’t in the vocabulary of Manteca, Ripon & Lathrop folks

Scrooge doesn't live in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


KEEP ON FLUSHING

It is the most expensive public works project undertaken by the City of Manteca in more than 15 years coming in at $20.1 million.

December 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Small project opens door to retail south of 120 & Main

It's not a potential 1.1 million square foot distribution center such as approved last month for northwest Manteca by the city's Planning ...

December 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager can’t be fired for another 55 days based on contract

Whatever the status of Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes, one thing is for sure - she can't be terminated until after Feb. 6, 2017.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dan Petersen, ‘The Last Light’ & life itself

There are only a few items on my walls at home: Two framed posters from Death Valley, a photo of Cloud's Rest along with ...

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Three Christmas musical treats - one by Del Webb at Woodbridge residents and two offered through the combined efforts of St. Paul's United Methodist Church ...

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID: Look at the data

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River - the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab ...

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Burning issues for Manteca Fire Dept.

Manteca almost had a new fire chief.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s $16.1 million pool dilemma

As a policy document the new City of Manteca Parks and Recreation master plan is flawed big time.

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CRACKING UP

When Mark Houghton took over as Manteca's Public Works Director in late 2007 he was impressed with how the city had a good handle ...

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Christmas & Caring Ball for Our Troops set on Dec. 17

There are still tens of thousands of American soldiers who are serving in war zones this Christmas.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM

Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


$75M: Costly recreation wishes

The wish list for Manteca recreation facilities over the next 20 years will cost at least $75 million.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water use by 30% as drought conditions linger

It's raining.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheo Pass.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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