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Imagine living in an apartment - or condo - above a café and being able to walk to the river's edge.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$10.75M flows into SSJID from 2 water deals

It's a win-win-win deal.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening somewhere in Northern California, the Bay Area, the Northern San Joaquin Valley, or the Gold Country.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren't economists and tend to lean toward socialism: Raising the minimum wage raises everyone's lot in life.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WATER PICTURE BRIGHTENS

Storms. Rising reservoirs. Weeds growing like crazy.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD funds swimming only for Stockton kids

For the second summer in a row, Manteca Unified tax dollars are funding a six-week open swimming pool program for Stockton's Weston Ranch neighborhood kids to the tune of $15,000.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three big egg hunts are free

Three major community egg hunts and festivities are planned for Saturday.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The ABCs of a good school board requires good $en$e

School boards should not be composed of Santa Claus wannabees.

March 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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 in a severe drought without violating mandatory water use reduction orders.

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 open to traffic by the end of the year.

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 said a young boy wanted to ask him a question.

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 Manteca Ford on Saturday.

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 a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi in Libya - have been sold out for weeks.

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Ripon Unified ponders raises for teachers

Running a school system is a bit like running a household.

April 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Buddy, do you have a spare image of a dead white man?

I get it. There are nothing but dead white guys on American currency and coins.

April 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is owning your own home worth it? Sit down and try to figure it out

Is owning a home really worth it?

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


HETCH HETCHY’S WAMPA FALLS

Reflections of stark granite walls with numerous dramatic cliffs carved by glaciers shimmy in the early morning sun across one of the largest pristine bodies ...

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


iPads help sharpen Manteca responses

Manteca firefighters in 2015 were given a critical tool to shave precious seconds in determining how to respond to fires and other emergencies - iPads.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jake, who works as State Farm agent, does wear khakis

Jake with State Farm does wear khakis.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Here’s some food for thought about Manteca and the food truck mania

You want to open a restaurant in Manteca.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’m sorry, the number you have reached is no longer . . .

I cut the Verizon landline umbilical cord 12 years ago.

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deal avoids water war

A deal hammered out by South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Oakdale Irrigation District and the State Water Resource Control Board avoids a major fight over ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ENHANCING SAFETY

Some order is taking shape in the chaos along Yosemite Avenue on school days shortly after 2:30 p.m. when Manteca High classes end ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Watershed election for MUSD?

Arguably the biggest election since Manteca Union High School along with various feeder elementary school districts were joined together as a unified district 50 years ...

April 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ever say to yourself wdtm? (What does that mean?)

The art of communication.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to enhance learning

The next major curriculum adoption for Manteca Unified will allow teachers to tailor lesson plans for students of all skill levels in their classroom with ...

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIGBELLY BINS

BigBelly solar-powered trash bins with built-in compactors are multiplying in Manteca and city trash collection costs are shrinking.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water use 42%

Manteca residents slashed their water use 42 percent in March over 2013 consumption levels.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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