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Water revenue drying up

Conserving water has cost Manteca $1,020,300 since July 1.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nears 75,000 mark for population

Manteca - based on trends as of Jan. 1, 2015 - could push 75,000 residents this year.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thomson scores spot in Manteca Hall of Fame

John "Jack" Thomson - among the top 30 California high school coaches for overall baseball wins - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pulling the plug on death penalty

It's come down to this: Death penalty foes who have consistently done everything they can to block California from executing those on death row now want the death penalty declared unconstitutional because the state doesn't put them to death quick enough. They argue lingering on death row for an uncertain execution is cruel and inhumane punishment.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Watering: 3 or 2 days?

Manteca may not reduce the number of days it is OK for businesses, residents, and government agencies to water landscaping from three to two days a week.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jeff Shields retiring as SSJID GM

Jeff Shields plans to retire in mid-October as general manager of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterslides operators going into Hall of Fame

The husband-wife team responsible for connecting Manteca with waterslides in the minds of generations of people is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The smack down in Baltimore

Toya Graham is my nominee for mother of the year.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TURF WAR

Grass is emerging as a hot Manteca political issue.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AT THE WALL

A free Memorial Day Weekend concert and rally for junior high and high school teens is being planned at Woodward Park on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. near the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD deals quickly with porn surfing

Students surfing porn and other inappropriate sites using the 3E Panasonic tablets issued as part of the $30 million Going Digital effort undertaken by Manteca Unified School District? It has happened.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE FALLEN

The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Driving folks into hopeless desperation: That’s the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7M outpatient surgical center

Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drought goes from very bad to simply bad

Things have gone from very bad to bad on the Stanislaus River watershed that's critical for South County farms and cities,

May 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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