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FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that wasn't so ridiculously obvious or the city wasn't already in the process of doing?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal fireworks sale starts today at noon

Starting at high noon today it will be legal to use safe and sane for 156 consecutive hours in Manteca to midnight on Monday.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Tweets from City of Manteca

Want better communication with Manteca City Hall?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to address parks and recreation needs.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon worth it?

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another warehouse for Spreckels

One of the three remaining undeveloped parcels in the 360-acre Spreckels Park project may soon have a 285,215-square-foot building for industrial uses.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEXT MILESTONE

Some 107 years after South County residents embraced the then bold move to form the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, secure what are now senior water rights on the Stanislaus River watershed, and build the first in a series of reservoirs that powered economy growth and prosperity for over a century, the current SSJID board is posed to make another milestone decision.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cabral: He went the extra mile for customers

Bill Cabral - a man who parlayed a trust in people, an outgoing personality, and a work ethic second to none to found Cabral Motors in 1957 - has passed away at age 84.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A Night of Hope focus on helping homeless

A Night of Hope is coming to Manteca.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager job wasn’t on radar

Karen McLaughlin didn't start out in life with the goal of becoming a city manager.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water play stays dry awaiting state

Joanne Beattie would love to have the city turn back on the $450,000 interactive water play feature at Library Park on Tuesdays during the ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Circle K with gas pumps at Bypass & Main

The first commercial construction south of the 120 Bypass since the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley opened eight years ago will be a convenience store ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra Nevada

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca's destiny is sealed but its fate isn't.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GECAC: 79.2% success rate

"If you put a caring adult across from a struggling student amazing things will happen." - the late Antone Raymus

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW $500K ENGINE

Manteca's newest fire engine rides higher for a reason.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Impromptu steak dinner for homeless

Jeff Shields had a dilemma.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Affordability: Manteca’s big housing failure

Is there an affordable housing problem in Manteca?

July 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Parking lots may be done before school starts Aug. 4

The first part of the $56.4 million Measure G projects now underway at five Manteca Unified School District campuses will involve parking lot and ...

July 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CLASSROOM SHORTAGE LOOMS

The 9,779 proposed homes the City of Manteca has in various stages of the planning process will ultimately require at least $340 million in ...

July 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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