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Archive By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The marvelous tech invention known as books

Books are more powerful than computers.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Conversion to baseball costs $549K

It will cost $549,510 to convert Morenzone Field that was created originally for adult softball to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s been a blast for Dell’Osso

Some thought Ron Dell'Osso was out of his gourd.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silverman supporting DeBrum in mayor’s race

Rich Silverman is not splitting hairs.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


AP appoints Rindels as statehouse reporter in Nevada

Sierra High graduate Michelle Rindels has been tapped by the Associated Press to serve as the Nevada statehouse reporter in Carson City.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Time to sell UC system & build schools for Californians

California has diversity.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Political advertising surprise

Ben Cantu wants to be Manteca's mayor.

October 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE ULTIMATE BATTLE

The Big Guy upstairs was pretty disgusted at what he saw going on in the Central Valley.

October 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm detects $159M smoke & mirrors of school bond

Is Manteca Unified guilty of grade inflation or is there something more sinister at work?

October 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEY HELP

If you are a first-time homebuyer defined as someone who hasn't owned a home in the last three years you could be eligible for $6,500 in interest free down payment assistance.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


2015: Year of the Great Wolf?

It's been 47 months since negotiations over the possibility of building a Great Wolf Resort on 30 acres owned by the City of Manteca along the 120 Bypass first started.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s the next act for old El Rey?

They're busy sprucing up the long-vacant Kelley Brothers Brewing Co. in the heart of downtown Manteca including new paint.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


It’s Hot Rod Party time on Sunday

In an area with a car show practically every weekend, the gatherings can become routine.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Time to double what’s coming down the tracks

Get ready for more trains.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drug house in my neighborhood

Why do you need to be part of Manteca's homeless solution?

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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