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The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

FESM Contas Sunday plus country line dancing Friday

Last weekend was the Contas read at the MRPS Hall, this weekend it will be the FESM Hall. Festa Das Contas is on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 9:30 p.m. with Reading of the Accounts at noon followed by LUSO Dance Performance and sopas.

August 21, 2014 | | Local Columns

It’s OK for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 20, 2014 | | Local Columns

Charlie ‘Captain Gadget’ Halford was definitely onto something

Charlie Halford was dubbed "Captain Gadget" by some of his officers during his tenure as Manteca's Police Chief from 1997 to 2008.

August 18, 2014 | | Local Columns

Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why is River Islands important to Manteca Unified?

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Go take a hike, it can change your life & outlook

Eight hours earlier I had slipped out of Manteca before the sun's first light silhouetted almond orchards against the distant Sierra.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

You never know what the band will play next

There are many different types of sports writing. One of the most difficult for me is "writing it tight," or condensing a lot of action into a very limited amount of space. Nothing is worse then having a thrilling three-hour football game that needs to be reduced to 10 inches of print.

August 14, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

Yes, we are the land of fruits & nuts

It's the same old slam.

August 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Time to ban new front yard lawns in Manteca

A few miles west of Tracy is the start of the 705-mile long intravenous tube that is draining the natural lifeblood of lands around the Delta and farther north.

August 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

All good things, they say. . .

Life is fleeting.

August 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

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Sacramento: Additional water storage has little public benefit

Ground zero for the war against man - and now fish - in California can be found east of Colusa in narrow Antelope Valley in the foothills ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon board recognizing $20K scholarship student

Kayla Jacklich is a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar.

March 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Plan calls for 1,014 more housing units

Demand by new home builders running out of development ready land in the Bay Area could move a neighborhood first approved in 2005 in west ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Widmer students gather treats for troops

Lisa and Matthew Hammond are parents at Joseph Widmer Elementary School.

March 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Three men that fought in the Civil War are buried at East Union Memorial Cemetery without headstones.

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Medline - the nation's largest privately held manufacturer of medical supplies - wants to lease a 585,580-square-foot distribution center being built in Manteca next door ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Villaraigosa wants RDAs brought back to help with housing crisis

Antonio Villaraigosa gets it.

March 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Are they the Oakwood Lake waterslides? No & they aren’t trying to be

I essentially grew up at the Oakwood Lake waterslides.

March 09, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Manteca’s next step to deal with homeless

It's time to have the talk.

March 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

When ‘illegals’ took over California

The political climate is tense.

March 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

REI employs guilt by association

I like REI. I like Giro. I'm sold on Bolle sunglasses. And I also like Camelback.

March 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pavers, alleys downtown & the best move

It's time for the Manteca City Council to hit the pause button again.

March 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Weed abatement inspections April 1

Manteca Fire Department weed abatement inspections will start Monday, April 1.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Neighborhood will feature 1-way streets

Manteca's first neighborhood with one-way streets - and Raymus Homes' latest attempt to build affordable homes - is closer to breaking ground along North Austin Road ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bill Whiteside is among the many that have helped Manteca prosper during its first 100 years.

March 05, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

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