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Going, going — gone digital

Manteca Unified is no longer Going Digital.

December 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Air quality grant covers third of fueling station

Nearly a third of the cost of building a $6 million compressed biogas fueling facility as part of Manteca's bid to convert food waste into fuel to power municipal garbage trucks won't be paid by ratepayers.

December 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to try McMansion boarding houses & other options

The biggest farce in Manteca?

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capitol of the Silicon Valley.

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ORCHARD VALLEY READY TO BLOOM?

Bass Pro Shops opening in October 2008 was seen as a watershed event for the Manteca economy.

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


157-apartment unit complex being built in Manteca in ‘17

Manteca's pent-up apartment demand may get some relief in 2017.

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to get serious on affordable housing efforts

Manteca's most expensive apartment rental address - Paseo Villas where a three bedroom two bathroom unit rents for $1,960 a month - backs up to Manteca's most affordable housing located in the gully between the eastbound lanes of the 120 Bypass and the sound wall.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1,225 A MONTH

The rent squeeze continues.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Parks & Rec part-timers pay going up

Manteca is using the pending increase in minimum wage on Sunday to strengthen retention of part-time Parks & Recreation employees.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca code enforcement framed by the ‘Ghost Ship’

Manteca may never have a "Ghost Ship" disaster - the warehouse in Oakland converted illegally into living quarters and an underground music party venue where 36 people died - but it has its share of property misuse issues.

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE GIFT OF MANTECA

They say Christmas is for families.

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Remodeling bathroom: It’s about you

One of the things I liked about my home I ended up buying in 2008 was the fact both the kitchen and bathroom had much of the original look from when the house was built in 1954.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Free Christmas Eve breakfast

The best deal in town Saturday morning can be found at Manteca Ford.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY EAT VEGGIES

Eating their veggies is something that the 20,000 plus Manteca Unified students that dine on school lunches take to heart.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should not landfill - were useless and created expenses for no reason at all.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pension costs may crush city budgets

Pension payments for the City of Manteca's municipal workforce is project to go up $13.6 million through 2025 eclipsing projected salary increases by ...

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don Pedro told to cut releases by Army Corps

Turlock Irrigation District wants to continue releasing more water out of the Don Pedro Reservoir sending it down the Tuolumne River and into the San ...

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GO NUTS IN RIPON

It's not too hard to figure out why the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival today, Saturday and Sunday is a perennial favorite not just for ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City explores options for golf pro shop

The staff that helped the late Alan Thomas run the Manteca Golf Course play and driving ranges will be in place through at least June ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MONEY FOR STREET REPAIRS

The latest plan to raise money for California's deteriorating roads could send $2.5 million annually to Manteca to upgrade streets riddled with cracks ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to tap budget brakes for MUSD

Get ready for a Manteca Unified School District spending slowdown.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DENHAM LOOKS TO HELP

Congressman Jeff Denham - who has helped local agencies get the federal government to look at fish predation on the Stanislaus River instead of just releasing ...

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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