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The $144,690 question & other thoughts on pay

Is being city manager of Manteca worth paying someone $144,690 a year?

September 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Orchard Valley foray proves downtown can win people’s hearts

You don't need a crystal ball to see what direction downtown Manteca needs to take.

September 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a ‘reasonable time’ to get rid of residency rule for city manager

At least once - if not twice a month - for over 30 months Richard Hansen made his way to the City Council podium to ask basically the same question: When is City Manager Steve Pinkerton going to move to Manteca?

September 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To those who have a cow over meat production

It is one of the greatest mysterious of our time.

August 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A realistic step to enhance the Manteca Library

You need wheels.

August 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Profit Gouging & Exploitation is at it again

PG&E is not a business.

August 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The apple’s not rotten so Steve’s departure won’t make a difference

The world is not going to fall apart because Steve is departing.

August 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alan Thomas has helped keep Manteca golf course in the green

Alan Thomas' critics will likely never give him his due.

August 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commerce, as propane rail car fire underscores, comes with risks

Life isn't without risk.

August 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teachers helping others one quilt at a time

RIPON - Elementary school teachers definitely have heart – especially when they see a need. It's amazing how many adults I have interviewed who clearly remember their kindergarten through second grade teachers when they were youngsters in the primary grades.

August 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


You can get case of the shakes anywhere in US

Why do you live in California?

August 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps there’s a reason for the moniker ‘starving vendors’

"They had no money. They all traded in their clunkers and bought new wheels and now they got their cars repossessed. Some of them just walked around and got fatter while others socialized or played with vendor's items. What else are they going to do? No money here or anyplace else in the valley. Economy is completely shot along 99 from Marysville to the Grapevine. Economically disadvantaged area and people just go through the motions. Tire-kickers, teenagers pushing strollers, overweight welfare moochers.... they're all there."

August 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: Where land ends and the future starts

Land's End is aptly named.

August 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Southside residents, police are both getting frustrated

He served his country for 30 years.

August 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Duplicating a small miracle on Locust Avenue

There is no entitlement mentality at 314 Locust Avenue.

August 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Almond prices see big drop in recent months

Almond prices in California have dropped significantly in the past few months, giving environmentalists hope the slump will halt orchard plantings but experts say the ...

January 31, 2016 | AP reports | Local Columns


La Mangonada: Ice cream with a twist

Sometimes you just want ice cream.

January 31, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Taking care of business in San Francisco

I had stopped by my mom's house after finishing an eight-day bicycling trip crisscrossing the Sierra.

January 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weston Ranch, red heads, step kids, school bonds & MUSD fairness

Red-headed stepchild.

January 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘At Least Stockton Isn’t Oakland’

Twenty-five years ago when I first moved to Manteca, one of my bicycle trips took me up Airport Way into Stockton and then Charter Way ...

January 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca USD Going Digital one year later

The Manteca Unified Going Digital effort, in order to succeed, has to be about more than just technology.

January 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward Ave., ‘over planning’ & traffic safety

Walk across Woodward Avenue east of South Main Street any late weekday afternoon.

January 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


600 applicants for 1 job

It's not easy to become a Manteca firefighter

January 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BOND WORK STARTS

Now that work crews have started ground work on the first project in the initial wave of Measure G bond projects, the Manteca Unified School ...

January 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ master plan before planners

The next step in moving forward Manteca's much ballyhooed 210.7-acre family entertainment zone anchored by a 500-room resort with an indoor waterpark as ...

January 25, 2016 | | Local Columns


Buff cheerleaders performing at Pro Bowl

The National Football League's Pro Bowl on Sunday is something Manteca High fans can cheer about.

January 25, 2016 | | Local Columns


Five shots fired into occupied dwelling

Five gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a dark colored sedan in the 400 block of East Woodward Avenue at about 7:45 ...

January 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Uber doesn’t care about labor, environment, or rights of others

The Young Turks in the Silicon Valley like to brag about creating "disruptive innovation."

January 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trade homeless encampments in Stockton for mini-storage units

Solving the homeless problem is a bigger challenge than inventing a perpetual motion machine.

January 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to elect our president as if it were 21st century

It is absurd how we elect the President of the United States.

January 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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