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Petco plans Manteca location

Manteca is getting a third store devoted exclusively to pets.

June 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A VISION FOR AFFORDABLITY

Drive Highway 99 north through Stockton and you'll change any preconceived notions you may have about affordable housing.

June 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


MANTECA SKATES BY

People flock to skate parks in Ripon and Lathrop.

June 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy

Twenty-four times a year I spend upwards of two hours with a needle in my arm donating platelets at what is now the Red Cross blood bank on March Lane in Stockton.

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less manpower, longer response

Manteca Police - despite having two less officers than in 2011 when the city had 7,000 fewer residents and 5,000 less calls for service - shaved 8 seconds off response times in 2016 to calls where lives were in danger.

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Delta Charter picks up 177 students from within Manteca USD

Delta Charter Schools based in the Tracy area last school year had 177 students that reside within the Manteca Unified School enrolled either in their brick and mortar classroom-based elementary and high school or online programs and home-school programs.

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BONUS BUCKS DELIVER

Bonus bucks - the money paid by developers to assure sewer capacity certainty over multiple years - is being tapped to support Manteca's efforts to address homeless issues.

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vitality Bowl opening in Manteca

Some people argue Manteca doesn't have the healthy dining options of communities such as Pleasanton, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Pleasant Hill, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Sunnyvale and other Bay Area enclaves.

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been invested chasing the family entertainment zone?

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


dd’s Discounts store opening on Saturday in Manteca

Manteca's newest retailer - dd's Discounts - is opening Saturday, June 24, in the Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's in space once occupied by Office Depot.

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HEAT WAVE CANCELS MARKET

What is turning into a record heat wave has prompted the Manteca Chamber of Commerce to cancel the weekly farmers market at Library Park that would have started today at 4:30 p.m.

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELP ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Two additional Manteca Police in plainclothes will hit the streets starting Friday, July 1, armed with smart phones allowing them to move around Manteca essentially undetected to collect evidence needed to penalize homeowners and renters who allow their yards to be used to launch illegal fireworks.

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$136M worth of building in Manteca through May

Tactical 5.11 - the most expensive structure ever built in Manteca - along with a housing surge could make 2017 a record setting year for new construction.

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK

Elena Reyes walked away from her 38-week stint as city manager - including 19 weeks she was paid for not working - with at least an additional $145,000, if not more than $250,000.

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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CRIME DROPS IN MANTECA

Manteca crime through the first seven months of 2017 - except for two categories - is down significantly from the same period last year.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Using 96-gallon carts to address homeless issues

Let's be honest.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THOSE BLASTED CARTS

Shopping carts being abandoned throughout Manteca are not a homeless problem per se.

August 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Amazon creating 1,000 jobs 10 miles north of Manteca near airport

The biggest private sector employer in San Joaquin County will soon be Amazon.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Hunting for witches in the Internet Age

History repeats itself.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


PAYING PRICE FOR PROGRESS

The City of Manteca is taking Eric and Jeanette Hayes' home one way or another.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water use in Manteca just 11% below ‘13

Manteca's water use skyrocketed in July as a long string of 100-plus degree days prompted an increase in landscape watering.

August 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca pot growers must have permits starting Sept. 14

Anyone growing marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes in Manteca starting Sept. 14 will be required to obtain a permit from the City of Manteca.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA CAMPING IS ILLEGAL

A year ago homeless were bedding down for the night even before the sun went down in front of the Chase Bank and beneath the ...

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Avoiding the total eclipse of the heart

A miracle of sorts is happening today at 10:17 a.m.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots

Friday's colossal back-up on northbound Interstate 5 offered a peek of what lies ahead for the Tracy-Lathrop-Manteca region.

August 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


At least there’s space for evidence

Manteca Police may have cramped headquarters but at least there should be adequate room for evidence storage.

August 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Board looks at options for growth

Manteca Unified expects by 2020 to have upwards of 2,000 more students - or the equivalent of two elementary schools.

August 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STREET CRED

In just a little over 3½ miles, one city street in Manteca carries four different names.

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roundabout on Louise Ave. for new homes

The first new neighborhood built east of Highway 99 in more than a decade is expected to generate 241 students that most likely will end ...

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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