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Competitors team up to operate Manteca golf course

Manteca has a new golf pro - the team of Jeff and Geanna DeBenedetti along with Bent Beck and Wesley Bloodgood.

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high speed rail

California high speed rail will not die.

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kill interchange at Raymus & 99; slap $5,000 job fee on new homes

The 10-year foot dragging over the major road fee component of the Public Facilities Implementation Fee (PFIP) is becoming a bit overwrought even for City of Manteca standards.

July 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Route drivers service 1,150 homes a day

Twenty-five years ago during the waning days of old-fashioned garbage cans, a typical Manteca solid waste worker handled just over a little more than 350 residential pickups on a typical work day.

July 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BAD VIBRATIONS

Margaret Luevano during the past 54 years has given up part of her yard twice as Lathrop Road went from a sleepy, narrow two-lane country road to a busy two-lane thoroughfare catering primarily to commuters heading to and from Manteca as well as truckers.

July 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tracy & Lathrop are cleaning Manteca’s clock

So why is Tracy, Stockton, Lathrop cleaning Manteca's clock when it comes to landing distribution jobs?

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City manager contract is a bit less sweet

Manteca's next city manager - Tim Ogden - will make $800 less in his first year of employment than his predecessor Elena Reyes.

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WHO’LL SINK CONTRACT?

Council members Gary Singh and Richard Silverman earlier this month believed the Manteca municipal staff did a solid job screening three competing proposals to take over golf pro services and making a recommendation to go with Jeff and Geanna DeBenedetti - a couple that currently holds a similar position at the City of Livermore's Las Positas Golf Course.

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WILL FEES KILL RETAIL?

A major supermarket chain wants to build a store on the southwest corner of Main Street and Woodward Avenue in South Manteca

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City violates Manteca rules on water; will city manager live in Manteca?

Manteca's municipal ordinance is clear that if you discover water leaks, breaks, or malfunctions in your plumbing and irrigation system that it "shall be repaired" within 24 hours.

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are Manteca’s housing plans out of synch?

Single family neighborhoods.

July 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TIGHTER POT GROW RULES?

If you want to grow up to six marijuana plants in Manteca for personal use as now allowed under state law you'd better be prepared to spend money on fire suppression sprinklers in a secured indoor grow room if the city so demands.

July 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA LACKING

Why are the likes of Amazon, United Parcel Service, and a multitude of other firms seeking to locate distribution centers and other business park style operations in San Joaquin County to serve the richest regional economy in the nation that surrounds the San Francisco Bay bypassing Manteca?

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prop 13 & affordable housing

What goes down must come up.

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


IT’S MID-APRIL IN JULY

TIOGA PASS - If you have never ventured into the high Sierra in the early spring now's the best time to do so.

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Airport growth bolsters MUSD ability to build more schools

Some of the biggest investments in the financial future of the Manteca Unified could be coming where most people would least expect it - growth around ...

September 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to shame opportunistic state legislators

The nine scariest words in the English language?

September 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SACRAMENTO HISTORY MUSEUM

OLD SACRAMENTO- Not only is it the definitive museum for Sacramento history but it is arguably the best located museum in the north state if ...

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


JUST RIGHT COUNTRY

It's rare when country property becomes available around Manteca.

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Why would SF want facts to get in way of war on soda?

Imagine, if you will, the City of San Francisco requiring Starbucks et al to place warning labels on their cappuccino and latte cups stating that ...

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRANSFORMING MANTECA HIGH

Manteca High could emerge from a pending $40 million upgrade and expansion project over the next few years as a community education hub.

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s growing Muslim community

Mohammad El Farra was driving down Yosemite Avenue on a day when the Manteca Chamber of Commerce had its 2,400 flags on display as ...

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Partnership receives $30K on split vote

A majority of Manteca's elected leaders believe spending $30,000 a year in city tax dollars to help bring jobs to nearby communities that ...

September 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Quakes, hurricanes & more: Nature will always win

The Tracy-Stockton Fault.

September 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REALIGNING ATTENDANCE AREAS

The first Manteca families to feel the impact of new student growth are those who have children currently attending Lincoln, Veritas, Nile Garden and possibly ...

September 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dinner Saturday helps officers defray costs for police dogs

Manteca Police dogs are credited with keeping officers and the public safe while at the same time augmenting law enforcement on the streets with invaluable ...

September 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE HOMELESS EFFORT

One thing is for sure when it comes to the homeless in Manteca - or elsewhere for that matter - is that they are always on the ...

September 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Citizens come first now for comments before council

Have a concern dealing with the city?

September 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


La Nina may visit California during upcoming winter

La Nina - the weather sibling to the usually precipitation happy El Nino – now has a 62 percent chance of hitting California.

September 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ELIMINATE THE SQUEEZES

Councilman Richard Silverman wants to put an end to the creation of traffic tourniquets created as Manteca grows.

September 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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