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State sued over raid of $2.05B in RDA funds

Manteca leaders are backing an effort to sue the state over a $2.05 billion raid on local redevelopment agency money that the California Legislature seized to balance the state budget.

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ol’ Blue Eyes was right when it comes to life

That's life, that's what all the people say

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forecast: Retail sales off by $100M

Manteca retail sales are expected to fall by almost $100 million when the current municipal fiscal year ends June 30, 2010.

October 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police bust makeshift homeless encampments

It's not a crime being homeless

October 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca won’t drop below 55 police officers

Police Chief Dave Bricker has secured assurance from City Manager Steve Pinkerton that Manteca's Police staffing will not drop below 55 sworn officers.

October 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bill Clinton was right. ‘It is the economy, stupid’

Here are a few facts to consider:

October 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Red Robin: A sign of recovery?

Is a Red Robin the first sign of the start of an economic recovery in Manteca?

October 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City residency law in violation of California constitution

Manteca can't legally require any city employee – including City Manager Steve Pinkerton - to live within the city limits.

October 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Forget the magic pill: its veggies, fruit & exercise

The lady turned around, glanced at the items I had placed on the conveyor belt late Saturday afternoon at a cash register at the North Main Street Save Mart, and asked "are you a vegetarian?"

October 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Council violated Manteca law

Steve Pinkerton still lives in Stockton some 15 months after taking over as Manteca's city manager.

October 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


State may financially cripple city by taking even more

The State of California could nickel and dime cities such as Manteca if not to death then at least make them hemorrhage more financially.

October 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


400 more Mantecans find jobs

Manteca's unemployment picture – as well as that of every other community in San Joaquin County – bucked the statewide trend for the second straight month in September as more people went back to work.

October 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drive-up squawk boxes: Can you hear me now?

It makes no sense at all.

October 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Man survived on pizza & cash advances

An archeologist centuries from now digging into landfills may find the remnants of the junk mail delivered to Manteca households during a typical month in 2009.

October 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s 1st workforce housing

Fifty-eight more homes – including 40 being touted as Manteca's first workforce housing neighborhood – are being presented to the City Council Tuesday for initial approval and annexation by declared Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu.

October 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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SSJID water outlook is improving

You can go jump into the lake today.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNION RANCH APPEAL

There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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


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