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Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There are usually three or four people.

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chestnut going whole hog

Joey Chestnut - a San Jose man who makes a pig of himself for a living - is competing in the World Bacon Eating Championship taking place during the second annual Dell'Osso Family Farm Baconfest next month.

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to save endangered species.

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Q&A about camping in Manteca

Now that the homeless have been locked out of the Manteca Library courtyard at night by a wrought iron fence put in place to stop the damage they were doing and trash they left behind including urine and human excrement, they are now camping overnight adjacent to the fence.

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Residents say the time has come to retake Manteca

They defecate on doorsteps.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cougars encouraged after full offseason of work

STOCKTON - Although this will be Eddie Menzel's second season as the Weston Ranch volleyball coach, he inherited the program last year after the summer and the Cougars struggled all season. Menzel worked hard with the girls this summer and is optimistic that the hard work will pay off.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CUTTING ERRORS, RED TAPE

It is a "horror" story that Manteca Community Development Director Greg Showerman has heard way too often.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca deal of the century moving forward?

What could arguably be the sweetest deal for Manteca's economy since Ed Powers a century ago convinced Claus Spreckels that the sandy plains was ideal for a sugar beet refinery appears to be in the nitty gritty stage.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca, EU high schools set for $28M in bond work

East Union High and Manteca High have been moved up to the next round of Measure G modernization school projects.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do so electronically.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Tim Ogden means business.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CELEBRATING ACE EXTENSION

Passenger train service is returning to downtown Manteca.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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One scar gone. . . ; Sip & Spell on deck

The City of Manteca has delivered on the first of what will hopefully be many demolitions of fire damaged structures and vacant buildings left in ...

September 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City culture, saving money & the homeless

Mike Morowit was adamant.

September 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKE MANTECA BACK

City Attorney John Brinton pulled no punches Tuesday when he described what Manteca is up against when it comes to the upswing in homeless, vagrancy ...

September 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Shelley Berman, Harry Styles & who we are

"If the plural of radius is radii shouldn't the plural of stewardess be stewardi?"

September 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fear: Problems will spread

The Kmart store on Northgate Drive is now closed.

September 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Status report on Manteca’s $15 million investment

Manteca's elected leaders are meeting behind closed doors this evening to discuss the price and terms for 67 acres the city owns. Colorado-based McWhinney ...

September 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW CENTURY, NEW DIRECTION

Manteca High after the dawn of its second century could become a linchpin of a joint city-school district effort to get maximum education and community ...

September 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca trying to break cycle of homeless

For much of the past 20 years there was a distinct pattern when it came to the city dealing with the homeless on Manteca's ...

September 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LAWSUIT SET HOMELESS TONE

The man who had the most to do with shaping Manteca's current response to homeless issues isn't on the municipal payroll.

September 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELP GET HIS LIFE BACK

Jake Gorba grew up in the Sierra mountain town of Oakhurst where every chance he got he'd savor the great outdoors whether it was ...

September 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State may open door for storm system fees

The California Legislature set the stage Thursday for Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and San Joaquin County as well as other local jurisdictions throughout the state to ...

September 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA MAY HOLD 2nd ACE

When it comes to future passenger train stations effectively serving commuters, Manteca could end up holding a second ACE.

August 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tesla is highest valued property in Manteca Unified

Tech, agriculture, and distribution are the Big Three when it comes to property evaluation in the Manteca Unified School District.

August 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tear down fire gutted buildings in downtown

It's time to take back downtown Manteca from slumlords.

August 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Twin Tunnels, Hurricane Harvey & eco opportunists

Within minutes after it became clear Hurricane Harvey was doing a number on Houston, the Chicken Littles took to social media, were granting interviews, and ...

August 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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