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My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fireworks on 4th at Woodward?

Manteca's Independence Day celebration at Big League Dreams sports complex has been a dud of sorts when it comes to attendance to the activities prior to the aerial fireworks display.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford joining Manteca Hall of Fame

Phil Waterford - a businessman driven to serve the less fortunate in the community - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE coming down the tracks?

Altamont Corridor Express trains will start running down the tracks to downtown Manteca, Ripon and Modesto if the California High Speed Rail Authority votes to earmark $200 million in state bond money to the project.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


South County Savior

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role in supplying Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop with water.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW WATER SOURCE FOR COURSE

Menlo Park's exclusive Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club knows the value of reclaimed wastewater.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$500 fines possible for water abuse

Stricter water rules are now in place for Manteca residents and businesses.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ex-Lathrop chamber CEO hosts book release event

Former Lathrop Chamber of Commerce CEO Mary Kennedy-Bracken is conducting a book release party on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the River Islands at Lathrop Welcome Center, 301 Stewart Road.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PITCHER PERFECT

Most of the time, a three-hitter with eight strikeouts will yield a win for a pitcher.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Grassroots downtown plan

A low-key proposal to establish a partnership between the city, businesses, and property owners to breathe new life into downtown has been outlined by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RETURN OF THE JEDI

Get ready for the return of the Jedi, Manteca Parks & Recreation style.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Long reaps Hall of Fame honor

Henry C. Long - a farmer with roots dating back to 1901 in French Camp - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Go ahead and tell me to take a hike

The mountains call.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


THE BYPASS FIX

The Austin Road overcrossing - the biggest impediment to significantly improving traffic flow on the 120 Bypass - is proposed for replacement by Caltrans in a three-step ...

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MEL’S PACKS ‘EM IN

Manteca Unified students can tinker in MEL'S Garage this summer.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STANISLAUS RIVER

Editor's note: Part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role in supplying ...

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who will control water wells in Manteca?

In the coming months the Manteca City Council will need to decide how they want to go about complying with a state mandate to stabilize ...

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon teachers, district struggle over pay hike

Ripon Unified is offering its 150 teachers a 3 percent pay raise.

May 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum ...

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THIEVES STEALING OLDIES

Manteca is sandwiched between Stockton and Modesto - the No. 3 and No. 5 worst cities in the nation for vehicle theft.

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may need to look at money for Ripon schools

Growth is coming to Ripon Unified.

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers sought to place 7,000 crosses

As we go about our daily lives it is easy to forget we are secure today after more than 7,000 American soldiers gave their ...

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mike Mallory is part of Class of 2016

Mike Mallory - who has forged a team approach to transform Second Harvest Food Bank into a major player in the battle against hunger throughout the ...

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s war on weeds

Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SWIM OF THINGS

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Partial cloverleaf envisioned for new interchange

Plans call for Manteca's fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city's first partial cloverleaf.

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dalben earns nod for government service

The late Peter Dalben- a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards - is being inducted into ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Panhandling: A sign of The times?

It's a legitimate question from a reader: Why does Manteca allow panhandling at freeway off-ramps?

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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