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City violates Manteca rules on water; will city manager live in Manteca?

Manteca's municipal ordinance is clear that if you discover water leaks, breaks, or malfunctions in your plumbing and irrigation system that it "shall be repaired" within 24 hours.

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are Manteca’s housing plans out of synch?

Single family neighborhoods.

July 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Visa’s goal: Kill off cash to fatten their bottom line

Walk into 2nd City - a Filipino taqueria in New York City - and if you are male, female, straight, gay, transgender, black, white, Asian or whatever - the law is real clear. They have to do business with you unless you are committing some recognized transgression such as being naked, loud, being disruptive - that type of thing.

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area cities’ escalating wage laws good for 209

If your household had four members and together you were grossing $84,700 a year, how "rich" would you feel?

July 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will emotion trump business once again at city golf course?

Manteca's 76,000 residents - whether they are golfers or not - should have a high expectation that the five elected people they have entrusted with city assets and their tax dollars will make a solid business decision when it comes to hiring the next golf pro.

July 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." - President Lyndon B. Johnson (while signing the 1964 Wilderness Act)

July 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Youth can draw inspiration from Komenich

Hardly a student at Manteca High School knows anything about Kim Komenich today - I know, as I continue to ask those I meet at the school and on the street with them answering, "Who?"

July 07, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why shouldn’t jail inmates pay toward the cost of feeding them?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 11, 2014.

July 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Rotarians get educated on safes

Ripon Rotarians were surprised to learn at their noon meeting at Spring Creek Country Club last Wednesday, June 28 that the Tractor Supply Co. – with a store on Jack Tone Road – is the nation's largest retailer of safes in the nation, according to Rotarian Ken Brown with 25 years tenure in the industry.

July 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


2 men sought for gas station theft

LATHROP - Police in Lathrop are on the lookout for two men who vandalized the Chevron Super-K on Lathrop Road last week during a brazen daytime theft.

July 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Academy brings youth closer to police, fire depts.

LATHROP - When it comes to building a relationship with the community it serves, Lathrop Police Services wants to start with the youth.

July 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Kiwanis continues Independence Day tradition

Once again, Mantecans flocked to the Kiwanis Club tradition of renewing old friendships over breakfast before the red, white and blue parade down Main Street with the help of the noon Rotary Club.

July 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Young chefs get cookin’ in STEM summer camp

Kierra Blackwell looked forward to preparing a nice, healthy meal for the family.

July 04, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Drought reveals why SJ County will flood again

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Jan. 14, 2010.

July 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did we survive without ACA insurance?

My mother was born on a working cattle ranch in the Nevada County foothills in a setting similar to what Loretta Lynn described as a country holler in her song "Coal Miner's Daughter."

June 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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County’s Manteca deals would make Dutch West India Company envious

Not since the Canarsie Indians accepted $24 in beads, cloth, trinkets, and Dutch guilders from the Dutch West India Company in exchange for Manhattan Island ...

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we really that angry? Probably

One of the joys of spending any sort of time working in a media capacity is that sooner or later, your email address is going ...

October 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Pool builders group argues against water conservation

If during a future drought water supply conditions got so precarious your city insisted that you not flush your toilet every time you urinate or ...

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Suit-mail’ is driving price of new housing up in California

Why is housing so expensive in California as well as the cost of doing business?

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon is almost done with parking lot work

The Stockton Avenue parking lot just reopened.

October 16, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space

Buy a typical new home in Manteca and you'll be paying at least $3,880 for preserving open space.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car show raises $6,700 for food bank

He thought she wanted a classic Jaguar sedan.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PREPARING FOR WORST

As part of ongoing disaster preparedness drills on Thursday at 3:19 p.m. the city will pretend that an "earthquake" will cause the collapse ...

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you spare $30M?

Manteca wants to break ground on two freeway interchange projects along the 120 Bypass in the next two years.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnels key to keeping LA humming at others’ expense

The Twin Tunnels aren't really about water.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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

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

October 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An entire neighborhood gone overnight?

When I first heard about there being a fire raging through Wine Country, my initial thought was some high-end wineries were in danger of losing ...

October 13, 2017 | | Local Columns


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