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A dangerous game of RDA keep away in Manteca

Redevelopment agencies can indeed be great tools to stimulate economic growth and fight blight.

March 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Bonus bucks: It is time to stop crying wolf

Manteca built 304 homes last year while Modesto built eight homes and Tracy even less.

February 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McMansion blight fight

Eleven neighborhoods in Manteca where more than 700 foreclosures occurred in 2008 and 2009 could become part of the municipal redevelopment project area.

February 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New book depicts Lathrop’s history

LATHROP – Before there was Manteca, there was Lathrop.

February 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A bridge to Lathrop’s future

LATHROP – The fourth crossing of the San Joaquin River in the South County could be in place by the end of 2013.

February 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New homes may slightly help ease city budget crunch

Manteca has a big financial stake in trying to encourage at least 300 new homes to be built annually over the next several years.

February 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You’ve got to love those #%&•@! state lawmakers

California has a $20 billion deficit, is releasing tens of thousands of hardcore felons early from prison, education funding is being slashed, public college tuitions are soaring, and unemployment is at 12 percent statewide.

February 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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Road work may deliver 9,134 jobs

There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No shelter for homeless

Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SEWER DILEMMA

A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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