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Climate change & the myth it is increasing number, intensity of wildfires

Christmas is 10 days away and California is burning.

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified collects $5M in development fees

Development fees assessed on growth for school facilities paid for new classroom furniture at Lathrop High, Sierra High, Brock Elliott School, and Mossdale School during the fiscal year ending June 30.

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MOROWIT SEEKS RE-ELECTION

Mike Morowit is seeking another four years on the City Council to continue efforts to position Manteca to aggressively go after Bay Area business - tourism dollars and job investment.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


More green to play golf?

While Stockton is considering converting one of its two municipal golf courses into a sports complex and selling the other to a developer to allow the building of as many of 1,000 more homes, Manteca elected leaders Tuesday are being asked to consider a green fee increase designed to keep the Union Road course viable.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


38th HOLIDAY AFFAIR

Thirty-eight eight years ago the Manteca Soroptimists had a dilemma.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thirteen months & no movement on city crosswalk

Imagine, if you will, if the traffic signals at Union Road and Center Street did not function for 13 months.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GRANDPA & HIS ORCHARD

So just what is grandpa growing in his orchard?

December 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Morowit starts run for 2nd term with event Thursday

Mike Morowit is kicking of his re-election campaign for the Manteca City Council on Thursday, Dec. 14, with a gathering from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Emory Hall, 1028 W. Yosemite Ave.

December 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Burglaries drop 12.21 percent in Manteca

Manteca crime through the first 10 months of 2017 - except for four categories - is down significantly from the same period last year.

December 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead: Manteca is not just surviving

The last 10 years have been good for Manteca from where Debby Moorhead sits.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GO NORTH MANTECA, GO NORTH

With a month to go 2017 is going down as the biggest year in Manteca's history for new construction.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Another Manteca fire started by homeless

Cold weather is here which means the fire season is starting in Manteca.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tests pivotal in how far $40M will go at Manteca

Key tests to determine Manteca High's future have nothing to do with what goes on inside classrooms.

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The kid playing with power tool in a restaurant

Seconds after we walked into an older Stanislaus County drive-in on Saturday where soft serve cones are still called a frosty, we were unable to carry on a conversation due to a sudden drilling noise.

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA ‘CRACK’ EPIDEMIC

A growing backlog of street repair needs exacerbated by a decimated streets maintenance crew is creating a crack epidemic in Manteca.

December 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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GREAT WOLF GOES BIG

The Great Wolf deal is getting bigger.

February 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal keeps fire district whole for 10-year period

The 344-acre Griffin Park development being annexed into Manteca from the rural area to the south is expected to yield up to 1,592 homes.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 ...

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


District elections for Manteca?

Manteca - if its four elected council members reflected the city's ethnic makeup based on the 2010 Census - would have at least one Latino. It ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council could OK 67th police officer Tuesday

Higher than projected taxable consumer spending in Manteca means the city will be able to hire its 67th police officer in April.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BAY AREA PRICE REALITY

Imagine, if you well, if one of the first California ranch-style houses built in Manteca's Shasta Park neighborhood had been built on a third ...

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NUTS ABOUT RIPON

The bees aren't the only buzz in Ripon this time of year.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL TO STOP BUILDING

A group led by rural South Manteca residents are petitioning the Manteca City Council to place a moratorium on growth in the 200-year floodplain until ...

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services - police, firefighters, street maintenance and such - and don't want to pay more taxes then you'd best root for ...

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WATER MAY FLOW AFTER FEB. 26

The first water to irrigate South County orchards and farmlands will likely start flowing through South San Joaquin Irrigation District canals between Feb. 26 and ...

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSTMARK 110 YEARS OLD

This marks the 110th year of a post office being based in Manteca.

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sierra completes unbeaten league season at Ranch

STOCKTON - Tiana Cello tallied two second-half goals to put the game away Tuesday in a 3-0 win for Sierra over host Weston Ranch in the ...

February 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALLS UP 24.9% SINCE 2014

Manteca Police in 2017 handled 24.9 percent more calls for service than in 2014 despite lower level issues being shifted to online reporting.

February 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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