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City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ALMOND AVALANCHE

Almond growers' relentless drive to reduce water use predating the current severe drought is paying big dividends.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Widespread’ use of illegal fireworks in Manteca

It isn't what one would call a bombshell: The official recap of Fourth of July events in Manteca being presented to the City Council Tuesday tags the use of illegal fireworks as "widespread."

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

Traffic flow before and after school - as well as student safety - will be significantly enhanced when students return to classes on Aug. 4 at five of the older elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


KILLER ON THE LOOSE?

It is an irony that isn't lost on Doris Morgan.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wine Group plans to build big warehouse

The Wine Group - the world's second largest winery based on volume - is planning to build a 510,000-square-foot warehouse for wine storage on the southeast corner of East Highway 120 and Murphy Road in rural Ripon.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KIDS’ ZONE RETURNS

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday's Kids' Drive-In party being staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight so far seek two openings in Manteca

The November Manteca City Council election could be one for the record books.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Heat wave hits as 20th anniversary of blackout approaches

The current heat wave that started Saturday with the initial day of 100 degree plus heat and is expected to continue through this Saturday comes just two weeks shy of the worst modern power outage ever in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop as well as the rest of Northern California.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can't - as they say - judge a book by its cover.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of Governments materialize.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into that of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON

Move into a house within walking distance of a Manteca Unified elementary school and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin

Several residents in the Manteca neighborhoods off Northgate Drive west of North Main Street have reported seeing an uptick of homeless in their area and ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop 13 & affordable housing

What goes down must come up.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Tufa towers: Mono Lake’s whimsical touch

LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake and you'll be struck by two oddities of nature you won't find anywhere else ...

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


NORTH DOME

Yosemite Valley has become a zoo.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


False alarm price: $117K

It was an alarming trend.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recruiting is critical fourth ‘R’ for schools in Manteca

Manteca Unified had all but one needed teacher in place when classes started earlier this month.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh wins ballot lottery

Manteca City Council candidate Gary Singh is the winner of the Secretary of State's random lottery for how names will be listed on the ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth will start paying its full costs

Manteca taxpayers have been picking up the $270,000 annual tab for long range planning documents and periodic updating mandated by the state.

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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