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Move afoot to name EU hoop court after coach Bill Stricker

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lathrop-99 interchange may lose its dust bowl look

The new Lathrop Road interchange was hailed by the City Council as a chance for Manteca to make a good first impression on travelers heading south on Highway 99.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca to fill 4 vacancies for water conservation

The Manteca City Council has made it clear water conservation is here to stay.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca is a better place thanks to him

The joyous sounds of kids kicking around soccer balls are music to his ears. So is the laughter of youngsters crawling over playground equipment and light-hearted trash talk by teens after scoring a basket.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wail of dozens of police sirens & toilet flushing

One of the most unique car shows in the 209 takes place today from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St., Ripon.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


6,000 more students by 2020?

Conditions exist that could increase Manteca Unified enrollment by 25 percent to top 30,000 students by 2020.

October 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race

Let's be very clear on one point: What you are about to read is not being uttered, whispered or blogged by any of the six candidates for the Manteca City Council.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: Manteca delivers

I am currently paying $19.78 a month for solid waste collection.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAVING A BALL

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest kid in Lathrop to the edge of his corn field without walking, driving, running, bicycling or even flying?

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh leads pack raising $41K so far

Gary Singh is the biggest benefactor of campaign donations - $41,126 - so far in the Nov. 8 Manteca City Council race.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites

Nothing is more amusing than to see bi-partisan indignation picking the low hanging fruit to make it look as if the government has your best interests in mind.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$10.89 A MONTH GARBAGE HIKE

Manteca's 12-year run without a rate hike for garbage collection is about to come to an end.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACORN LEAGUE SPROUTS

Big things are growing from the new Acorn League.

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


tale of 2 websites

The $57,500 question: Does Manteca need to revamp its new website?

September 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Obamacare doesn’t add up for some

This is not a holier than thou column. I'm not. Nor is this gloating. Healthcare needs in this country - defined by cost and results -is not something the government can resolve.

September 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Solid waste reserves took $3.7 million hit

Eight years ago, Manteca did not charge the solid waste fund for street sweeping.

October 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY WANT EVEN MORE WATER

The Twin Tunnels could become the latest potential casualty of a state water agency's plan to increase endangered fish numbers in the Delta by ...

October 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IN THE ZONE

After at least six attempts in 50 plus years to plot downtown Manteca's future via the creation of a grandiose plan upfront that ends ...

October 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca still in pursuit of waterpark resort; vet center

Manteca is still in the hunt for two significant amenities designed to serve people beyond the city limits:

October 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Targeting Denham: Guilty by association

Guilt by association.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 BYPASS CARNAGE

Mayor Steve DeBrum contends the 120 Bypass carnage triggered primarily by impatient and/or inattentive drivers trying to get to southbound Highway 99 isn't ...

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ILLEGAL TO PILFER BUT . . .

Scavengers - primarily the homeless - under existing city rules can't legally remove recyclable materials from residential blue Toters put at curbside or from city-issued commercial ...

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Destroying the 209 for 1,000 fish

Flawed is too weak of a word to describe the State Water Board's 3,500-page report that should be called the "Guide Book to ...

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca accidents accelerating

It's not just your imagination.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DEUEL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Deuel Vocational Institute - 10 miles southwest of Manteca - is a lot less crowded these days.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers pay $17,808 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing will cost developers $17,808 an acre.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca changing noise rules to allow city well drilling

Manteca needs to drill two new water wells.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OWENS VALLEY 2.0?

Buried in the 3,500 pages of a State Water Board plan to increase the endangered steelhead population on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may name park after Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder - a man who made Woodward Park possible - may be honored by having his name placed on a neighborhood park proposed to the east ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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