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Lawsuit threat won’t derail stadium plans

Threats of a lawsuit and petition drive for an election challenging the collection of Mello-Roos taxes in Weston Ranch won't derail a school board directive for the Manteca Unified staff to move forward with plans to harness those funds to install artificial turf and an all-weather track surface at Weston Ranch High.

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Once a week watering

When you turn the clocks back starting next fall you may have to reprogram your automatic sprinklers.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drivers shear off up to 10 fire hydrants yearly

There is a reason why the City of Manteca has spare fire hydrants at the municipal corporation yard.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Father-daughter dance sells out as 500 clamor for 300 tickets

The hottest ticket in Manteca tonight is to a dance with a cool theme - Manteca Parks & Recreation Department's Father-Daughter Dance.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond Blossom events start Thursday

Ripon's 54th annual Almond Blossom Festival gets underway Thursday with a dollar night for carnival rides, the queen crowning, and a spaghetti dinner.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Joaquin County: Where is highest point?

Here's a San Joaquin County trivia question: What is the highest point in the county?

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1 in 3 city workers are 50 plus

One in three of Manteca's 360 municipal employees are 50 years or older.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


News flash: Farming is dirty & not a 9 to 5 job

If you bought a home in Manteca during the past 30 years or so, you signed a bunch of documents at the close of escrow.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘C’ IS FOR CONGESTION

It's a daily sight on school days - Manteca High students crossing Yosemite Avenue after the dismal bell often without looking.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BOWLING FOR SUCCESS

It's fitting that the linchpin of community fundraising efforts to leverage resources to help provide free tutoring for more than 5,000 youth revolves around an event with a bowling bowl and has the name Antone Raymus attached to it.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COLOR MANTECA PURPLE

The first urban use for recycled wastewater in Manteca could be for landscaping for the proposed 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort and nearby man-made lake that's part of Manteca's envisioned 210-acre family entertainment zone.

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Police walk a fine line

Manteca Police are walking a fine line when it comes to what some contend is the city's most pressing quality of life issue - the ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FOOD TRUCKS RETURN

One the biggest single day events ever staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department - Manteca Food Truck Mania - returns to Woodward Park on Sunday, May ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water leaks, burned out street lights & frustration

A well-lit neighborhood is a deterrent to crime.

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Minimum wage, maximum pain

California's minimum wage laws are already having severe impacts on Manteca's two leading non-profits - Give Every Child a Chance and the Manteca-Lathrop Boys ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homes may soon border Sedan Ave.

Manteca's first residential project aimed at serving four distinct income brackets of home buyers is being proposed on 339 acres stretching from a point ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fireworks on 4th at Woodward?

Manteca's Independence Day celebration at Big League Dreams sports complex has been a dud of sorts when it comes to attendance to the activities ...

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford joining Manteca Hall of Fame

Phil Waterford - a businessman driven to serve the less fortunate in the community - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE coming down the tracks?

Altamont Corridor Express trains will start running down the tracks to downtown Manteca, Ripon and Modesto if the California High Speed Rail Authority votes to ...

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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