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The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

January 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Levee behind existing homes?

The solution to protecting southwest Manteca from a 200-year flood will help determine exactly where the controversial proposed alignment of the future Raymus Expressway will swing through the rural countryside.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


JANUARY IN MANTECA

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat's feet.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lost devices not likely to cost parents

Should a Manteca Unified student lose or break a Panasonic 3E tablet away from school the odds are their family won't end up paying for it even if they do not purchase the optional insurance at a cost of $5 a month.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution

Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Accidents up 27% in 6 years

Manteca's accident numbers since 2009 have increased 4.5 times faster than the population.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital means poor students may get left behind

There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District's Going Digital undertaking.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you help?

It's going to cost $15 million to extend Daniels Street and put in place infrastructure essential to turn 187 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land into an economic juggernaut for Manteca built around leisure industries.

January 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RATES STAY LOW

Water costs for farmers in the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts are going up in 2015.

January 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

January 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

January 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca & the coming water crisis

It was a beautiful day Monday.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dog park proposed on Moffat

Manteca may finally get a dog park first promised in 2003.

February 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HUNGER PAINS

The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.

February 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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