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Interest strong in reserves even with pay reductions

Manteca's reserve firefighters have taken a 56 percent pay cut yet there is still a strong interest for the chance to land one of the available spots with the city fire department.

March 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A tale of two high schools: Sierra and Itawamba

Manteca has come a long ways from the day when former Councilwoman Denise Giordano reduced a young lady who had just graduated from Manteca High to tears during a special council meeting.

March 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E rates: Going down then up

PG&E rates for electricity may drop 2.5 percent on June 1.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts 29 new homes in last 18 days

Manteca's decision to suspend the bonus bucks charge of up to $17,000 for each new home built for the next five years has touched of a mini-building boom.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Targeting habitual offenders: Most bang for resources

Scott Nicholson was arrested again on Monday.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The challenge: Beautify Manteca

The late Clarese Anderson led a one-woman crusade for much of her life to beautify her adopted hometown.

March 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A league adults can get a kick out of

One of the fastest growing recreation sports is something that many adults got hooked on as a kid on the school playground - kick ball.

March 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The goal: Find out how public works can do more with less

Manteca is spending $48,700 to find out if there are better ways to do more with less when it comes to everything the streets and water service to garbage collection, vehicle maintenance, and sewer service.

March 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Donner Party would laugh at doomsayers

The Donner Party came to California 164 years ago.

March 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Consuelo comes back

As always, she catches me by surprise. There huddled at the back door, this time clutching a brand new jacket. With her other hand she holds a sheet of pink laminated paper, as if it means all the world to her.

March 21, 2010 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Torch run opens BMX park

The Manteca Senior Games will help christen the city's latest recreation venue - the Spreckels Recreation Park BMX track.

March 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley turning into community events center

Poag & McEwen promised that The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley - when completed - would have a "warm downtown feeling" where people would be encouraged to stroll leisurely between stores, enjoy water features and sit beneath shade trees.

March 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workforce shrinks by 8 more

The departure of eight municipal employees in the coming weeks - from two police officers to a parks worker - means Manteca will just have $3.8 million left to cut in order to balance the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

March 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dawn is starting to nudge out the economic darkness

The shutting down of Toyota production at the NUMMI plant in Fremont is scarier than a runaway Prius.

March 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mural society: Working on railroad

In the not-too-distant future if the San Joaquin County Rail Commission is successful, sleek high speed Altamont Commuter Express trains will pull out of downtown Manteca on a 55-minute journey to San Jose.

March 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t perfect in a Mayberry vanilla way

My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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