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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


CERT volunteer being recognized

Jesse Ramirez is being honored at Tuesday's 7 p.m. Manteca City Council meeting for serving 10 years as the chairperson, instructor and member of the Manteca Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why not name EU basketball court after Bill Stricker?

How come Lathrop High can have two names on an athletic facility honoring individuals but East Union High can't?

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


FLAGS OVER MANTECA

In the foggy pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, the face of America shined brighter than the green, yellow and red orbs of light created by traffic ...

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


John Doyle bringing youth soccer club effort to River Islands

Does the name John Doyle ring a bell?

November 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless on $805 a month & facing a $1,210 fine for illegal camping

Norman J. Moore is getting his day in court.

October 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Two more Mexican restaurants

Manteca is getting two more Mexican restaurants within two blocks of each other.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more, not less jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail ...

October 29, 2017 | | Around Town


Weekend offers four car shows

If you're a car enthusiast this is your weekend.

October 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Revised Manteca road growth fees won’t scare away new SaveMart store

The proposed growth fees going before the Manteca City Council Tuesday won't be costing folks south of the 120 Bypass a supermarket.

September 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Donner Party & $99 DNA tests

I do not need a $99 DNA test to know who I am. That's why God created the FBI and Google.

September 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Get ready for another fast food place in Manteca

The most interesting item on "the menu" at tonight's 7 p.m. Manteca Planning Commission meeting has been bumped until Oct. 24.

September 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s growing Muslim community

Mohammad El Farra was driving down Yosemite Avenue on a day when the Manteca Chamber of Commerce had its 2,400 flags on display as ...

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE HOMELESS EFFORT

One thing is for sure when it comes to the homeless in Manteca - or elsewhere for that matter - is that they are always on the ...

September 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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