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PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.

February 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca celebrating 4th of July on July 3?

Manteca's elected leaders will decide whether to celebrate the Fourth of July on the actual day or move the city's aerial fireworks display to July 3.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HALL OF FAME

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tossing out duct tape

Duct tape to keep frayed carpet together will eventually become a thing of the past in Manteca Unified School District classrooms.

February 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


WATER EMERGENCY

A South County water emergency could be declared by month's end.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers sought to harvest citrus

Jim Todd drives by countless yards each day with citrus trees bursting with nutritious oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State edict: Don’t save water

An edict from Sacramento bureaucrats amid a severe drought crisis is prompting the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to suspend efforts to save enough water a year to meet all of the annual needs of a city the size of Tracy.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STILL GOING TO POT

Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bronson: Aim for stratosphere

Alexander Bronson's vision for the Manteca Unified School District can be summed up in four words: Shoot for the stratosphere.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEE-ZY TIME

The bee invasion is underway.

February 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Interchange may lure commercial

The new Lathrop Road interchange is expected to attract more highway commercial and retail seeking easy freeway access to Manteca.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Take me out to the ball game

Little League is still the big spring thing in Manteca.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


High grad rate not enough for MUSD

Students in Manteca Unified have a better chance of graduating high school than their counterparts elsewhere in San Joaquin County, California, and the nation.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Brandon Bowers is a rising star

Manteca High graduate Brandon Bowers was selected as one of Editor & Publisher's 25 Under 35 individuals that are profiled annually.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless man creating safety hazard for cars

Several drivers have complained of late about the homeless gentleman who has set up shop at the East Yosemite Avenue entrance to the McDonald's across from In-n-Out Burger. Their complaint? The mobile rack that he has parked at the driveway isn't transparent creating a safety hazard.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca USD’s big flop as public Internet service provider

Netflix - the primary whiner behind the successful campaign to get the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet by pushing the concept of net neutrality - is having second thoughts.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wolf guests: Tough prey for thieves?

Great Wolf Lodge - the proposed $200 million destination resort featuring a 500-room hotel with indoor water-park - may not be very friendly for vehicle burglars.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Volunteers help keep Manteca SAFE

Randy May knows just how valuable Manteca Fire Department's Seniors Aiding Fire Effort (SAFE) volunteers are when it comes to helping keep city residents safe.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Riding MUSD school buses

The biggest transportation agency in the South County in terms of ridership isn't Regional Transit or the Altamont Corridor Express. It's the Manteca Unified School District.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2016 could be ‘disaster’ for S. County farms, cities

New Melones Reservoir - projected to "go dry" sometime in August due to the ongoing California drought - is prompting the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board Tuesday to formally adopt mandatory water emergency rules.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Life is good. If you doubt that, then go take a hike.

I had just finished a way-too-short visit meandering around Mono Pass.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No levee work, no additions to homes

Owners of homes to the southwest of Sierra High - and along the Airport Way corridor - may think they have no skin in the game when it comes to the $168 million levee upgrades even though they are in the 200-year flood-plain.

March 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon: End of line for ACE?

There's a possibility downtown Manteca and Ripon will get Altamont Corridor Express service even if Stanislaus County voters continue to reject a sales tax for roads, buses, and trains.

March 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do not put dog park by VFW Hall

Let's cut to the chase.

March 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


56 homeless & counting

There are 56 unsheltered homeless in Manteca.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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