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Willis Carrier’s hot idea: Has it cheated us of enjoying the heat of summer?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared in July of 2012.

June 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Catastrophic flood mars 1950s

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

June 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hernias, butter knives & doing crazy things

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in July of 2011.

June 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1940s: War brings change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

June 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 words killing America today: ‘I am entitled’

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in December of 2010.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1930s: Farm woes, fires, and floods

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


If eating 2 apples a day is going to kill me, so be it

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in June of 2011.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1920s: Drought hurts Manteca economy

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

June 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

June 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Grass isn’t any greener on this side of the hill

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran in July of 2010.

June 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So you think that tip you put down is something extra for good service

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. The following column first ran in June of 2011.

June 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council switch to tablets will save $50K a year

Photocopier stock is about to take a hit.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cowell walked from Nevada to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DITCH COOKIE CUTTER

Want a newer home with space but don't want the repetitious cookie cutter look of most subdivisions built since the 1960s?

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


King George would have been proud of soda taxes

Tax them for they have sinned.

July 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another hotel chain checks into Manteca

Out-of-area teams playing tournaments at Big League Dreams won't have too far to go to book a hotel room when 2015 rolls around.

July 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Five gearing up so far for City of Manteca races

Five contenders have filed the necessary documents to legally raise donations to campaign for the Manteca council or mayor's post.

July 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Clothes made just to wear? That’s so passé

Boots - and therefore shoes - are made for walking.

July 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Creamery was sweet attraction for Manteca ice cream lovers

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vote eliminates $1.4M in golf course debt

The Manteca Municipal Golf Course's financial outlook is almost on par - at least for now.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon boy in Boardwalk promo video

Ripon 11-year-old Mason McClure appears in Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's 22-minute promo piece for the 2014 season.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca stands by decision to turn off water play feature

Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin's decision to turn off the interactive water play feature at Library Park this year due to the drought isn't popular with some folks.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chevron Oil gives 16.5 times less to charity than customers

I went to pay for $10 worth of merchandise with my debit card.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miles Kelly & writing the history of good

As books go, the history of good is a slim volume.

July 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.9M Louise project this summer

Work on a $1.9 million project to make two miles of Louise Avenue more conducive to pedestrians and bicyclists while enhancing the looks of the east-west corridor with start this summer.

July 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ONE SWEET LIFE

"Coach" is still swinging for the bleachers.

July 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ADA lawsuit: The $32,000 parking stall

There's a potential $32,000 pay day in Manteca for someone trying to make a living by filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits for alleged non-compliance to federal rules.

July 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb comes home

The largest residential development in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics – is the progression of an idea launched 58 years ago by a Fresno native.

July 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Pay raises for city workers in new budget

There's money for pay raises in Manteca's $30.1 million general fund spending plan for the next 12 months.

July 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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