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She saw it all: 3 ring circus to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Joann Tilton has had a ringside seat to Manteca history.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No Mello Roos, no Manteca schools

Levee protection may not play as big a role in deciding the next elementary campus to be built in Manteca Unified as opposed to whether Manteca has a Mello-Roos district in place to finance new school construction.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA pass thru taxes tapped for economy

The demise of the redevelopment agency as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's solution to plug years of overspending by Sacramento deprived local governments such as Manteca of a viable tool to spur economic development.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One sweet marriage: Manteca & Spreckels

Twenty years ago Spreckels Sugar - which was intertwined with Manteca's prosperity and history for 75 years - fell victim to changing sugar beet economics and tougher California air quality rules.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca approves electronic billboard

A nearly 700-square foot electronic billboard that needs the final blessing of Caltrans to go up in front of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley won't create a traffic hazard.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook meals and watch episodes of their favorite shows on the roof of the Manteca Marketplace shopping center on West Yosemite Avenue.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE CAT’S MEOW

Kathy Howe is the cat's meow as far as admirers in the Lathrop School preschool class are concerned.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA’s last hurrah: $20M FEZ jumpstart

The Manteca Redevelopment Agency's first big thing took a shuttered 362-acre sugar beet processing plant site and converted it into the economic juggernaut known as Spreckels Park.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2 new dining options plus 2 new spots for existing restaurants

Two new restaurants plus new locations for two long-time restaurants are on the menu for Manteca.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SNOWPACK SHRINKING

On the same day a state survey showed the critical Sierra snowpack has deteriorated to just 83 percent of average, the Manteca City Council voted to step up water conservation efforts.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will dry levee devastate nearby farms?

A dry levee - as well as a proposed expressway - might bode well for future Manteca residents buying homes yet to be built that the two projects will protect and serve but it may be the death knell for farming.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reclaimed water for Woodward

Recycled water could be keeping the turf at Woodward Park - and other large grassy areas south of the 120 Bypass - green within the next two to three years.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pilates + Yoga

Nicole Perales once believed that to get a full-body workout it required high intensity aerobics mixed with weights.

March 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


RI homes can slash water use 40%

Homes built starting next year in River Islands at Lathrop could slash their city water use 40 percent and maintain lush grass and landscaping even ...

March 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New SJ River crossing

The first new crossing of the San Joaquin River in the Northern San Joaquin Valley since Interstate 5 was built in the 1960s could be ...

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FAST FRIENDSHIP

George Terry was wearing his Vietnam veterans' baseball cap while delivering meals for Manteca Unified Nutritional Services at Nile Garden School when a staff member ...

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Little League World Series star in Manteca this Saturday

Mo'ne Davis - the first girl pitcher ever to win a game and throw a no hitter in the Little League World Series - will visit ...

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free tickets to hear Benghazi hero speak in Manteca

The hottest tickets in Manteca for April - a seat at the Not Forgotten Evening of Honor dinner with guest speaker Mark "Oz" Geist who was ...

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Weston Ranch leaders playing political football with MUSD

Let me see if I've got this straight.

March 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Paradise Cut work nears

A partial solution to the flood woes between Mossdale Crossing and Vernalis southwest of Manteca on the San Joaquin River has been waiting for federal ...

March 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BACON, BEER & BANDS

Dell'Osso Farms is going whole hog for the debut of Baconfest during Father's Day Weekend.

March 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca only needs Raymus Expressway if it wants 200,000 plus residents

The battle for Manteca is on.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP’S SWEET SPOT

The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID ponders irrigation season’s start

An extremely dry winter in 2012 prompted the South San Joaquin irrigation District to make a rare early January water run to prevent irreversible damage ...

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Small lots, big challenges

Roger Hartley believes the 10,800-home River Islands planned development enjoying brisk sales provides the key to addressing one of Lathrop's most perplexing problems ...

March 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FOOD TRUCK MANIA COMING

Manteca's Park and Recreation Department has a new mascot - and it's not a gopher.

March 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Droopy pants: Bring in the clowns

The bright red underwear was hard to miss.

March 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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