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The green, green grass of homes

Call this a tale of a city divided.

October 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic angels donning bright safety vests

I've been jogging down Alameda Street from Powers Avenue twice a week for the better part of three years to go to CalFit Manteca.

October 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ Valley: Owens Valley 2.0 via Twin Tunnels

A little over a century ago Owens Lake was 12 miles long and 13 miles wide. It covered 108 square miles with average depths fluctuating between 23 and 50 feet. There were teeming wetlands.

October 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to bet they’ll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Panhandler: ‘What’s your problem, dude?’

I pulled up outside the 7-Eleven and there he was.

October 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Adult cyclists: They’ll wear helmets if they have half a brain

Should adults be required to wear helmets when they bicycle?

October 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to take conservation of water to next level in Manteca

Pray for rain.

October 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 12, 2015 | | Local Columns


Once upon a time it was clear plastic

I was my washing my microwave food cover Saturday when I realized something - it was once made out of clear plastic.

October 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Giving PG&E more control over wallets

What happened to the Jerry Brown of old?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to make library a real City of Manteca priority

Why does Manteca - a city of 73,000 – still have a library that was designed for a community of 36,000?

October 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paying taxes not same as paying for cost of service

"I pay taxes."

October 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Air may be biggest SJ Valley challenge

Water - or the periodic lack thereof - isn't the biggest threat to the San Joaquin Valley's economic vitality. It's air quality.

October 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hired gun tries to make it all about the smelt

Steve Martarano is a hired gun for the Bay-Delta Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

October 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The world they want isn’t real

In the year 4545

February 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Worrying half your life away

Millie Wyatt was a worrier.

February 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$39K for roof over trash

The homeless apparently are breaking into the trash enclosure at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Avenue to look for everything from food to recyclables.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code violations: Manteca handles 2,500 annually

Scott Cunningham drove down the 400 block of California Avenue.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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