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One sweet marriage: Manteca & Spreckels

Twenty years ago Spreckels Sugar - which was intertwined with Manteca's prosperity and history for 75 years - fell victim to changing sugar beet economics and tougher California air quality rules.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca approves electronic billboard

A nearly 700-square foot electronic billboard that needs the final blessing of Caltrans to go up in front of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley won't create a traffic hazard.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook meals and watch episodes of their favorite shows on the roof of the Manteca Marketplace shopping center on West Yosemite Avenue.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE CAT’S MEOW

Kathy Howe is the cat's meow as far as admirers in the Lathrop School preschool class are concerned.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA’s last hurrah: $20M FEZ jumpstart

The Manteca Redevelopment Agency's first big thing took a shuttered 362-acre sugar beet processing plant site and converted it into the economic juggernaut known as Spreckels Park.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2 new dining options plus 2 new spots for existing restaurants

Two new restaurants plus new locations for two long-time restaurants are on the menu for Manteca.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SNOWPACK SHRINKING

On the same day a state survey showed the critical Sierra snowpack has deteriorated to just 83 percent of average, the Manteca City Council voted to step up water conservation efforts.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will dry levee devastate nearby farms?

A dry levee - as well as a proposed expressway - might bode well for future Manteca residents buying homes yet to be built that the two projects will protect and serve but it may be the death knell for farming.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reclaimed water for Woodward

Recycled water could be keeping the turf at Woodward Park - and other large grassy areas south of the 120 Bypass - green within the next two to three years.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pilates + Yoga

Nicole Perales once believed that to get a full-body workout it required high intensity aerobics mixed with weights.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Assaults continue on veterans’ center

Can Manteca take back Moffat Boulevard?

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Line for flooding, growth

A line is about to be drawn south of Manteca.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Joint-use Manteca library?

Manteca Unified in the next five years could use Measure G bond money to build a replacement campus for Calla High - an alternative secondary school ...

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free tickets to hear Benghazi hero speak

A limited number of free tickets are still left to hear Mark "Oz" Geist speak on Saturday.

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme Court unanimous on gun right ruling

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be ...

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next for RI: Apartments

Imagine living in an apartment - or condo - above a café and being able to walk to the river's edge.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$10.75M flows into SSJID from 2 water deals

It's a win-win-win deal.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WATER PICTURE BRIGHTENS

Storms. Rising reservoirs. Weeds growing like crazy.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD funds swimming only for Stockton kids

For the second summer in a row, Manteca Unified tax dollars are funding a six-week open swimming pool program for Stockton's Weston Ranch neighborhood ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three big egg hunts are free

Three major community egg hunts and festivities are planned for Saturday.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The ABCs of a good school board requires good $en$e

School boards should not be composed of Santa Claus wannabees.

March 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RI homes can slash water use 40%

Homes built starting next year in River Islands at Lathrop could slash their city water use 40 percent and maintain lush grass and landscaping even ...

March 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New SJ River crossing

The first new crossing of the San Joaquin River in the Northern San Joaquin Valley since Interstate 5 was built in the 1960s could be ...

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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