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LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school and head out to a swimming hole near Bear River.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who was killed.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Take out a fire hydrant and it’ll cost you

At least 10 times a year someone manages to take out a City of Manteca fire hydrant.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City hiring 2nd resource officer to deal with homeless issues

A retiring Manteca Police officer will help augment the city's efforts to steer homeless that want help to available resources as well as address crime issues involving those homeless that decline to follow laws governing the conduct of all citizens.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

Santa's helpers do double duty as Manteca Recreation Department staffers.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CHARACTER PILLARS

Home Depot volunteers have helped give the front of the Manteca Boys & Girls clubhouse a more kid friendly look while at the same time helping emphasize the six pillars of Character Counts.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Funds sought for 120 Bypass pedestrian overcrossing

Manteca plans on applying for Measure K sales tax funds to help build what is arguably the most ambitious project ever undertaken in Manteca to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Bev Housden 20 years ago vowed to do what she could to make sure every family in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could share in the Thanksgiving bounty that many of us take for granted.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FLAGS OVER MANTECA

In the foggy pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, the face of America shined brighter than the green, yellow and red orbs of light created by traffic signals at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca may regulate Pods, collection bins

Pods - or large storage containers dropped off by trucks typically for people moving or needing temporary storage while they remodel homes or businesses - aren't ...

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


RESORT DEAL BY MARCH?

Heralding the possible landing of a 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort as the start of a new economic era in Manteca, a unanimous City ...

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making tips an entitlement for entire staff

If I tip whoever cuts my hair, I don't expect them to share it with the janitor or the owner.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COUNCIL: MAKE MAIN 4 LANES

Making it clear that Manteca has to look down the road the City Council directed staff to start a process that could ultimately lead to ...

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You need to have a hunger to be hungry

So what is the value of standardized tests?

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NUNO SEEKS COUNCIL SEAT

Jose Nuno gets that the state says Manteca has enough land in the right color on zoning maps to accommodate affordable housing.

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$1.7M CASH FLOW TO CITY

The proposed deal with Great Wolf to build what will be the largest hotel in the Central Valley is the latest of three moves by ...

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Salesmen are just as vital as ever

It's been 53 years since I bought my first car - a 1967 Cougar with 120,000 miles on it that I purchased from my ...

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Increasing safety for pedestrians & bicyclists

The most significant investment in pedestrian and bicycle safety could be made as part of the Union Road and 120 Bypass interchange upgrade.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 LANES FOR MAIN?

During an October workshop the public made it clear - they want four travel lanes on Main Street.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Habit Burger plans store in Manteca near Panera

Manteca's Burger Boulevard without a doubt is a two block section of East Yosemite Avenue from just east of Highway 99 to Spreckels Avenue.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN

Santa arrives officially in Manteca aboard a fire engine as he is bringing up the rear of Saturday's twilight downtown Christmas parade.

December 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $250M DEAL

The biggest private sector investment ever in Manteca history - roughly $250 million - could create 500 permanent jobs, bring 500,000 more visitors a year to ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $16.66 a day water park deal

There is no easy way to say this, so here goes: the Manteca Waterslides aren't only long gone but they are passé to the ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Shop, enjoy holiday cheer during 2-day park event

In the mood to sip Santa's Irish coffee or a Christmas peppermint cookie drink while browsing crafts, clothing and other vendors while browsing for ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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