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Water revenue drying up

Conserving water has cost Manteca $1,020,300 since July 1.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nears 75,000 mark for population

Manteca - based on trends as of Jan. 1, 2015 - could push 75,000 residents this year.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thomson scores spot in Manteca Hall of Fame

John "Jack" Thomson - among the top 30 California high school coaches for overall baseball wins - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pulling the plug on death penalty

It's come down to this: Death penalty foes who have consistently done everything they can to block California from executing those on death row now want the death penalty declared unconstitutional because the state doesn't put them to death quick enough. They argue lingering on death row for an uncertain execution is cruel and inhumane punishment.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Watering: 3 or 2 days?

Manteca may not reduce the number of days it is OK for businesses, residents, and government agencies to water landscaping from three to two days a week.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jeff Shields retiring as SSJID GM

Jeff Shields plans to retire in mid-October as general manager of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterslides operators going into Hall of Fame

The husband-wife team responsible for connecting Manteca with waterslides in the minds of generations of people is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The smack down in Baltimore

Toya Graham is my nominee for mother of the year.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TURF WAR

Grass is emerging as a hot Manteca political issue.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AT THE WALL

A free Memorial Day Weekend concert and rally for junior high and high school teens is being planned at Woodward Park on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. near the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD deals quickly with porn surfing

Students surfing porn and other inappropriate sites using the 3E Panasonic tablets issued as part of the $30 million Going Digital effort undertaken by Manteca Unified School District? It has happened.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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$7M outpatient surgical center

Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drought goes from very bad to simply bad

Things have gone from very bad to bad on the Stanislaus River watershed that's critical for South County farms and cities,

May 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golden Years are empty Tin Cup Years

Florence dreads the 12th of the month.

May 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Opportunity in fast growing SE Manteca

It is arguably the hottest small parcel zoned neighborhood commercial as well as for other uses that's available in Manteca - five acres at the corner of Pillsbury Road and Woodward Avenue.

May 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Turning food waste into fuel

Spoiled food and table scraps you toss into your brown Toter will eventually help fuel the City of Manteca refuse trucks that collect your garbage, recyclables and yard waste.

May 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silverman pans $2M freeway landscaping

It is safe to say Councilman Richard Silverman isn't impressed with the just completed $2 million landscaping project along the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 corridors through Manteca.

May 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘FILL THE HELMET’

Vietnam veteran George Terry is on a mission.

May 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth splits graduating 8th graders

Growth is tearing apart 8th grade classes this month.

May 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Vierras donate $10K to VFW fund

John and Eleanor Vierra believe so strongly in the power of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 to provide a network of effective support for those who have served America in wars that they decided they needed to make a donation to the post's building fund.

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cracks down on illegal soccer parking

Future soccer tournaments at Woodward Park could require the hosting organizations to hire an off-duty Manteca Police officer to write parking tickets in the surrounding neighborhoods.

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Scores don’t make a school. Teachers do.

Just how good is your school?

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making sure they’re not forgotten

A Vietnam-era Huey helicopter is landing at Woodward Park on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. a half hour before the opening ceremony of what promises to be the biggest Memorial Weekend Commemoration yet.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 percent of students are migrants

"Summer" vacation for 600 plus Manteca Unified students starts in mid-December and ends in mid-March.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


4,000 plus signed up for Lathrop 5K Mud Run

A little more than 4,000 people have signed up for the 2015 edition of the Mud Run on the Farm taking place Saturday, May 30, at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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