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Manteca’s tally for Obama bucks: $5.6M

Manteca will soon see the light for a lot less money.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Questions about police funeral escorts, firemen shopping for their meals

The following are questions submitted by a reader about why the City of Manteca spends money and/or deploys manpower in the way that they do.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


CHP picks off sitting ducks in Spreckels Park

Aaron is a frustrated trucker.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Union at 120: Retail central

There was a time in the late 1980s that planners scoffed at the idea of houses let along retail south of the Highway 120 Bypass.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


A double date package

Dave Marques once graced Oxygen women's exercise magazine's firefighter calendar as Mr. December.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Melmac: The dishware of Nuclear Age

Melmac and Alf.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


FIRST-TIME BUYER FRUSTRATIONS

Four years ago this month only one home sold for less than $300,000 in Manteca.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


More affordable housing for seniors

Magnolia Court – a 52-unit subsidized senior housing complex – is getting ready to move toward construction.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Halloween fun starts Saturday in Manteca

Halloween kicks off in Manteca a week early this Saturday with two long-standing traditions – Safe Halloween as well as the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NUMMI closure expected to hit Manteca hard in 2010

The impact of the March 2010 closing of the Fremont NUMMI plant will send shockwaves through the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dark storm clouds ahead & Manteca resilient workers

You pass them on the street every day – municipal street crews, parks workers, firefighters, police and others.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$3.7M reserve slashed to $91,637

Manteca's general fund operating reserves for the next eight months has been slashed to a razor-thin $91,637 in order to balance the $32.8 million spending plan.

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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


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Manteca’s goal: 5th fire station, new police office

Manteca needs to restore police and firefighting staffing to prerecession levels.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cemeteries, growing up, death & life

I'd venture to say that I view cemeteries a bit differently than most people.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID taking delivery of federal power

Electricity generated at federal facilities will start powering the South San Joaquin Irrigation District offices and a portion of the agency's pumps starting in 2015.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ agency protecting PG&E profits

A lot has happened since June 2009 when South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Area Formation Commission to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steve Winter joining Hall of Fame

Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California may soon be ablaze in orange, red & black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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