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City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ALMOND AVALANCHE

Almond growers' relentless drive to reduce water use predating the current severe drought is paying big dividends.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Widespread’ use of illegal fireworks in Manteca

It isn't what one would call a bombshell: The official recap of Fourth of July events in Manteca being presented to the City Council Tuesday tags the use of illegal fireworks as "widespread."

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

Traffic flow before and after school - as well as student safety - will be significantly enhanced when students return to classes on Aug. 4 at five of the older elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


KILLER ON THE LOOSE?

It is an irony that isn't lost on Doris Morgan.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wine Group plans to build big warehouse

The Wine Group - the world's second largest winery based on volume - is planning to build a 510,000-square-foot warehouse for wine storage on the southeast corner of East Highway 120 and Murphy Road in rural Ripon.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KIDS’ ZONE RETURNS

Youth aged 2 to 6 are invited to bring their ride-on toy cars or power ride-ons to Friday's Kids' Drive-In party being staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight so far seek two openings in Manteca

The November Manteca City Council election could be one for the record books.

July 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Heat wave hits as 20th anniversary of blackout approaches

The current heat wave that started Saturday with the initial day of 100 degree plus heat and is expected to continue through this Saturday comes just two weeks shy of the worst modern power outage ever in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop as well as the rest of Northern California.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can't - as they say - judge a book by its cover.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of Governments materialize.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into that of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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LAPTOPS NEXT

Manteca Unified is migrating toward Dell laptops as they start to refresh digital devices issued to students this school year.

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silverman & closing Lincoln pool

Manteca City Councilman Richard Silverman doesn't want to close the Lincoln Park swimming pool.

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do you know the way to Manteca?

The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in a two-story floorplan with 2,162 square feet. It was built in 1979 and is close ...

August 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan

Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dry levee decision

A proposed alignment for the controversial dry levee in southwest Manteca that is a critical element to meet the state mandate to provide 200-year flood ...

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMEGROWN CITY MANAGER

Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes recalls her first day in the City Council chambers.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Boys & Girls Club reopens for school year

The Boys & Girls Club of Manteca-Lathrop opens today for the new school year after a week of annual clubhouse maintenance.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The downtown Manteca traffic & parking myth

There is a wrong-headed "absolute" that's driving the downtown Manteca debate.

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca filing extended to Wednesday

So far six people have qualified for the Nov. 8 election for two Manteca City Council seats - three current Planning Commission members, a former city ...

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless: Death knell for plaza

It was over the top - literally.

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Immigrant with 75 cents fueled sugar empire that helped Manteca prosper

One of the sweetest immigrant success stories ever helped provide a decent living for generations of Manteca families and provided area farmers steady income for ...

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time for sweet talk about Manteca

Ready for some sweet trivia?

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Test is tough to ‘beet’ for telling how sweet you are on Manteca

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

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Summer & life’s little pleasures

Summertime and the livin' is easy

August 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WATER NOT SURE THING

Converting farmland to urban uses doesn't mean water that was used to irrigate crops can be tapped to flow through faucets for homes developers ...

August 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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