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X-rated landscaping for Manteca?

Manteca could join a small but growing number of California municipalities and water districts that are offering residents rebates or low-cost loans to convert to xeriscape landscaping.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Less space, more room in chambers

The remodel of the Manteca City Council Chambers dictated by significant changes in federal and state handicap access laws since it was first built in the 1980s has increased the capacity of the Manteca Civic Center meeting facility.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Snazzy new utility bills

Those snazzy new City of Manteca utility bills includes a customer's previous 12 months of water usage in cubic feet. The one thing it doesn't show is the point where water uses kicks into higher charges.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Harris says MHS team was best ever

Manteca Councilman John Harris believes the 2013 varsity football team is the best Manteca High has ever fielded.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why SSJID is making the right call for us to conserve water

They were crazy. They were reckless. They didn't know what they were talking about. They'd put the community into debt and send everyone into bankruptcy.

February 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drought reveals why SJ County will flood again

Take a walk along the San Joaquin River levees between the confluence with the Stanislaus River and the Mossdale Crossing.

February 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca leaders discuss drought strategies tonight

Reducing municipal water pressure is on the list of short-term actions Manteca could consider implementing in response to the statewide drought emergency.

February 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Help sought to pick excess citrus for struggling families

Volunteers are needed to make sure citrus that otherwise would rot can be picked to provide oranges and grapefruit to help feed struggling families.

February 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hate mongers leave ugly mark on Manteca

The ugly underside of society has reared its head in Manteca.

February 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Citizen friendly chambers debuting

A more citizen friendly Manteca City Council chambers debuts Tuesday.

February 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dumping on farmers with full stomach & money to burn

Farmers get a bad rap.

February 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The assault on low-skill jobs via higher minimum wages, automation

The problem isn't the minimum wage.

January 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drought poses thorny issue for councilman

John Harris' wife wanted to buy 10 roses.

January 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The dangers of getting rid of tenure

I had several great teachers, a few mediocre teachers, one real bad teacher, and mostly good teachers during 13 years in public schools.

January 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Revenue rise fuels talk of new Manteca budget initiatives

The proverbial light - powered by tax revenues - is at the end of the tunnel.

January 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

April 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca alleys: Retain & repair or eliminate?

Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Make it appeal to Petula Clark

It's not 1918 anymore.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VILLA TICINO

One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca may slash graywater system permits

Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bad guys help pay costs for police rig

There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior advisory members sought

The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The rabbit is coming up short

The Easter Bunny needs some help.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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