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The mother of all teardowns?

Manteca's highest profile home - the opulent 30,000-square-foot mansion built by grape broker Michael Hat - could become a high priced teardown.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Internet is for the ‘Flappy Birds’

It was driving Sawyer slightly crazy.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gearing up for 200-year flood

Get ready for a 200-year flood.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former school sites proposed for 58 homes

Two parcels once set aside for elementary school sites may soon have the sound of nails being hammered to create 58 new homes.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis working on his memoirs

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis is in the process of writing his memoirs with the help of Caroline Lambert.

February 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights: Trusting your government & not theirs

There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wonder what he’d pay for a dairy cow?

You can bet Jason Messer's wife doesn't let him go grocery shopping alone.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$2M facelift for two miles of Louise Ave.

A two-mile stretch of Louise Avenue is getting a $2 million makeover between Airport Way and Main Street this spring.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Strings attached to money is what ails public schools

Money is what is wrong with public education.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID cuts costs to preserve bond ratings

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has almost $50 million in the bank.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The drought & presidential photo ops

President Barack Obama is no FDR.

February 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax deals net Manteca $3.5M so far

Sales tax sharing deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Costco to Manteca have netted municipal coffers $3,539,221 in taxes over four years.

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Californians pay for cleaner air in Georgia

How does planting trees in Georgia reduce air pollution in California?

February 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NOMINEES SOUGHT

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

February 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Sheriff calls attention to concealed gun permit forms

Are the times changing in San Joaquin County when it comes to the ease of obtaining a concealed weapons permit?

March 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free pancakes today at IHOP

IHOP's National Pancake Day fundraiser is today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and ask that guests to consider leaving a little something behind for UC Davis Children's Hospital.

March 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Student loan debt: Housing Crisis 2.0

America is about to get another harsh lesson in easy money.

March 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tree crashes on 3 cars in downtown

The largest storm to hit Manteca in nearly 18 months proved costly for three car owners.

March 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca shifts park costs to homeowners

Landscape maintenance districts are passé.

March 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water table expected to plummet

A hidden reservoir helps keep dishes clean, yards green, and flush toilets in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

March 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why the sky seems to be falling down in Acetnam

Once upon a time in a land called Acetnam lived a little red hen.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SJ River may go dry by July

Barring a deluge of biblical proportions water experts are anticipating the San Joaquin River at Vernalis could essentially be dry by July.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


20-year-old charged with trying to kill dad

A Manteca man was arrested early Thursday morning for attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his father while he was sleeping.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


How big is flood threat?

Hundreds of direct jobs in Manteca-Lathrop as well as the avoidance of at least $17 million in annual costs for local homeowners are riding on a study delineating the 200-year floodplain.

February 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon income tops in SJ County

Midway through the recession Ripon became No. 1 in San Joaquin County.

February 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


How I learned to love the DMV & parallel parking

The California DMV, in its infinite wisdom, has issued me a five-year extension to my driver's license.

February 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FUN Club seeks help in fight against gangs

Quincy McClain needs a little help.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is Google barging into Port of Stockton?

Google may soon become a high profile entity in Stockton, at least for a short period of time.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Taco Bell ringing in a third location?

There are two restaurant chains whetting their appetite, so to speak, when it comes to Manteca.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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