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Alarming shortfall for fire needs

Thousands of homes have been built in Manteca during the last 20 years that are outside a 5-minute response time of a fire station.

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Best of Manteca closes nominations on Monday

Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The homeless problem we don’t want to address

"You can't expect people to turn their lives around if you don't provide them with the opportunity to do so." – Dave Thompson, executive director of the HOPE Family Shelters

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area investors may ultimately help push up Manteca housing prices

Bay Area housing prices may once again impact future trends in Manteca values.

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Giving HOPE to 2,000 families

Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TURN: PG&E trying to lock high power rates into constitution

The California Legislature today is conducting a joint hearing on Proposition 16 – the measure PG&E crafted for the June 8 ballot requiring a super majority of voters to approve any attempts to weaken the for-profit's monopoly on retail power sales.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The X-factor: X equals Y? In your dreams

It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Deficit: 50% building related

Manteca is spending between $1.5 million and $2 million in staff time related to the processing of development projects, building plans, and inspecting construction.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SSJID starting irrigation season March 19

Water could start running through South San Joaquin Irrigation District ditches to South County farmers on March 19.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Discount pricing to build homes in Manteca? No way

Developers are playing with fire – literally.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hasta la vista, bonus bucks?

The days of free-flowing bonus bucks – up to $17,000 charged on each new tract home built in Manteca – may be ending.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Second senior brown bag starting up on March 3

Low-income seniors can get help with their groceries.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wastewater among state’s cleanest

Manteca's wastewater treatment plant seven years ago was under intense scrutiny from state water quality control inspectors.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cable, energy taxes remain stable revenue sources for city

Property and sales taxes may have taken a dive in terms of revenue to pay for Manteca municipal operations but there are four taxes that have actually brought more money into municipal coffers.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Move to swipe SSJID water

The Bureau of Reclamation is interpreting a state order designed to protect senior water right holders such as South San Joaquin Irrigation District during the drought as a directive to possibly cut off water releases for SSJID use from New Melones Reservoir.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may ban homeless encampments

Homeless encampments anywhere in Manteca could be illegal by December.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lawn blower season ramps up once again

You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Proposed law targets public urination

There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.

October 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Curse all of Manteca’s greedy developers

Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thompson retiring as HOPE shelters exec

Dave Thompson has spent the past 14 years helping struggling families and single moms get off the streets.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Men’s shelter: It’s OK if you want it in your neighborhood

There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New look for Highway 99

Sometime in 2015 the Highway 99 corridor's transformation through Manteca will be complete.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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