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Trick or treat: Californians propositioned

First comes Halloween. It's just a warm-up for the real scary event - Election Day.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Food + biogas = fuel

Manteca's food waste combined with methane gas from the municipal wastewater treatment plant could generate enough compressed natural gas to power properly-equipped vehicles averaging 15 miles per gallon some 3.84 million miles a year.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD funding bounces back 39% in 8 years

It was arguably the darkest hour in the 50-year history of the Manteca Unified School District.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Rec mother-son dance Friday

Manteca Parks & Recreation's first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OUTSTANDING IN THEIR FIELD

Delfino Perry had no idea he was planting the seeds 81 years ago for what would become the West Coast's largest melon brokering and growing firm.

October 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advice from a former ‘fat’ kid

OK. I confess. I was 5-foot-10 and weighed 260 pounds in the seventh grade.

October 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OCEAN BEACH TO GOLDEN GATE

My favorite place in Sn Francisco - save the Chocolate Heaven store at Pier 39 that has killer truffles for $4.95 apiece - is Lands End.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Some believe Manteca is sticking it to those that generate less garbage

Bekke Hess is among those that don't get why Manteca is slapping larger rate increases on those that generate less garbage.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Food waste may generate street repair funds

That leftover pizza from Straw Hat you tossed in your garbage Toter could one day pay to fix the city street in front of your home.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drive by shootings & the Manteca council race

Jeff Zellner doesn't want other Manteca families to go through what his did.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE, SMALL TOTERS

Manteca's 35-gallon Toter for garbage is headed for 8-track tape status.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New homes may soon pay $420 to start garbage service

A buyer of a new home in Manteca starting in 2017 will experience sticker shock when they start mandated city garbage services.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca water use surges by 10 percent during September

September water use in Manteca shot up 10 percent over 2015.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Social media hasn’t changed the world

Living your life in real time on social media is not wise.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca still in hunt for Veterans Center

Manteca is continuing to work with the Veterans Administration in the hopes of landing a Vet Service Center.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


More cargo jets to serve Amazon

Get ready for more jumbo jets in the skies northeast of Manteca and swooping in over Highway 99 to land at Stockton Metro Airport.

November 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DRY FOR 3.5+ YEARS

The Library Park water play feature that has remained dry for 3.5 years except for when Mother Nature opens up the skies is symbolic ...

November 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TURKEYS R US

In 23 days, most families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon will be sitting down to a turkey meal with all the trimming in a national ...

November 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The sins of the father & politics in California

It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 ...

November 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s conservation rules don’t hold water as far as city complying

"No water will be allowed to flow into a gutter or other drainage area for longer than 5 minutes. Water leaks, breaks, or malfunctions in ...

October 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


City manager: No need for downtown consultant

The City of Manteca has tried pursuing a better downtown six times since 1963 by employing the same strategy - hiring a consultant to help determine ...

October 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Offering Chinese, Japanese language classes MUSD goal

Manteca Unified would like to expand foreign language offerings designed to make graduates more competitive in the growing Pacific Rim economy.

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may back ACE to BART connection

Grabbing an ACE train in downtown Manteca, downtown Ripon, or River Islands at Lathrop and taking rail transit all the way to San Francisco is ...

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING MANTECA HIGH SAFER

Manteca Unified voters approved the $159 million Measure G bond measure for two key reasons - improving safety and modernizing aging school campuses.

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mantecans’ frustrations are garbage

I have a neighbor a few blocks over that has a few choice words about the Manteca City Council that I cannot repeat.

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNGER PAINS

The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Twilight Zone: State Water Control Board & ‘saving’ fish

The lunacy of California water regulations and how the Sacramento burecarcy functions in a Twilight Zone that would turn Rod Sterling's hair white with ...

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Singh raises record $51K in race for council seat

Gary Singh has raised $10,729 during the last 30 days to fund his campaign for a seat on the Manteca City Council.

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The price of voting by mail costs more than usual

First there was the 220-page California General Election Official Voter Information Guide that threatened to give postal carriers hernias and voters blurry eyes.

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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