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The levee is breaking, so who do you call? Not the government

A levee along a waterway that the State of California has jurisdiction is being breached. Who do you call for help while you scramble like the mythical Little Dutch Boy who plugged a hole in the dike with his finger until the cavalry arrived?

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Panhandle con: Elderly Fresno ‘resident’ keeps getting stuck in Manteca

Ten days ago Mike -a Bulletin reader - called about being played by any elderly woman panhandling.

February 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will this be 12th flood in 90 years?

High stakes behind-the-scenes jockeying has been underway for the past two days as South County officials scramble to get the state bureaucracy to take steps to avoid rural Manteca and Lathrop from dealing with levee failure along the San Joaquin River for the 12th time since 1927.

February 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dredging: It could reduce flood fears

"Sediment has been identified as a significant contributor to the aggradation of the San Joaquin River and reduces its capacity to carry flood waters." - Excerpt from the December 1992 report by the Department of Interior Fish & Game Wildlife Service prepared for the Army Corps of Engineers

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Board may explore naming East Union High basketball court

The East Union High basketball court could have its own name inside the Pete Dalben Center.

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tickets issued for rolling thru stop sign every 10 minutes

You'd better think twice about rolling through that stop sign.

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Two Manteca businesses tuned into new economy

It might not have been intended but the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's initial Excellence in Business Award and Newcomer's Business Award recipients at last week's inaugural State of the City program are prime examples of how business can thrive in the changing Manteca economy.

February 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Highway 99: No.1 for deaths in the USA

Want to take your life into your own hands?

January 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Shopping Orchard Valley & 9,700 more rooftops

Daniel Wald knows a solid opportunity when he sees it.

January 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ex-Manteca councilman says he’ll run for SJ sheriff

Al Mezzetti - a former Manteca City Councilman and retired Lincoln School teacher - plans to take on San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore in the 2018 election.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So we never forget . . .

Gordon Thomson by all accounts was a likeable guy. So was Brock Elliott.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Supervisor Tom Patti’s pedigree as a fighter

You've got a San Joaquin County Supervisor who will fight for you if live in Lathrop or Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Manteca turning water play feature back on at Library Park May 23

There's going to be free, cool fun for kids this summer.

April 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Things get a tad heated in negotiations between RUSD & teachers

Nothing heats up the vernacular as much as salary negotiations, or more precisely , the public posturing away from the table.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


City manager gone; more fast food coming

City Manager Elena Reyes is history.

April 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Caltrans getting ready to clear encampments

Where is the biggest homeless encampment in Manteca?

April 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Visitors Center is going 100% virtual

The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau is going virtual.

April 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Four locals qualify for Boston Marathon

Three Manteca residents along with a Ripon runner are among those qualifying to compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17.

April 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca may want to follow Tracy’s lead

Mike Barkley - the Manteca apartment owner that lost the Democratic June primary last year for Congress - has established a website at mjbarkl.com/fallen.htm ...

April 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


FRANKLY, DOES CITY GIVE A DARN?

Pole Land.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca needs to help protect veterans as they are library staff

Memo to Manteca City Council:

April 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The 20 who will help shape future for Manteca

It could easily be the most eclectic group of 20 people ever assembled in Manteca.

April 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Top Manteca city brass earn $1.5 million plus

How much is the top echelon of city management that consists of 10 positons costing Manteca taxpayers?

April 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not your father’s teaching assistants

There was a time when student teaching assistants - known by the shorthand 'TA' - just graded papers and did odd tasks supporting a classroom teacher.

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CITY HAS HIGH WEEDS

Remember the good old days when roadside hawkers sold bags of oranges and flowers?

March 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Owners install broken glass along top of wall of burned out building

The Sycamore Arms owners have made a point about how homeless are drawn to an attractive nuisance in the form of their two-story downtown boarding ...

March 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mayor DeBrum: Manteca also lacks executive style housing

Affordable housing isn't all that is lacking when it comes to new Manteca neighborhoods.

March 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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