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$36M gone in 10 seconds?

Manteca's City Council is forgoing $36 million in bonus bucks – the bulk of which they were likely never to collect anyway.

March 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Hampton Inn plans job fair Friday to fill 30 positions

Hampton Inn & Suites Manteca is conducting a three hour job fair Friday in a bid to fill about 30 positions.

March 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


SJ County moving toward water-efficient landscaping

Tougher new landscaping standards aimed at reducing water waste are being advanced for all of San Joaquin County that is not within a city's boundaries.

March 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Of ‘sir’, ‘madam’ and curses of ‘Jiminy Christmas’

Not too long ago someone asked me why I had started a conversation with a younger gentleman who had stopped by the office with a press release by referring to him as "sir."

March 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It is no longer about jobs for Mantecans

The Manteca City Council – contrary to anyone's expectations – is not the Federal Reserve Board. Nor are they, thank goodness, Congress.

March 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca mom fears son’s murderer may soon walk free

Michael McDonald was a happy-go-lucky kid.

March 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dick Hale went the distance to help others

It seems impossible that the heart of a man like Dick Hale would ever give out but it did.

March 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Early birds may catch the Red Robin jobs

Upwards of 250 new jobs are being generated through five food-related businesses opening in the coming months in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley across from the Bass Pro Shops.

March 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Pulte top property taxpayer

Pulte Homes is Manteca's largest payer of property tax.

March 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$505,000 in federal funds help Manteca low income

Some $505,000 in pass-through federal funds aimed at helping low-income areas in cities across the United States is being allocated by the Manteca City Council Tuesday.

March 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may delay payment of fees until new homes close escrow

Banks could be the big losers if the Manteca City Council Tuesday opts to allow home builders to hold off paying growth-related fees until the close of escrow.

March 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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1,900 families may go without Thanksgiving meal

The drought means upwards of 200 more families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will struggle this Thanksgiving to put food on their table, let alone a traditional feast.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trick to not losing $10K: Don’t drive after drinking

It's no trick: If you are under 21 and get pulled over tonight - or any time for that matter -driving after taking just a sip of alcohol you will likely lose your license.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t forget homeless we don’t notice

The advantage of working past midnight – if you want to call it that – is you become familiar with a Manteca few see.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUDDING ARTISTS

An art auction with original creations by budding artists is part of this year's Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon set for Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, on Comcast Cable 97.

October 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless sleep in trash bins

City of Manteca garbage crews on Tuesday had to call for assistance to clear three homeless out of a commercial trash bin and enclosure for a fast food restaurant where they had been camping, sleeping, and apparently scavenging food.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Godzilla’ helps trigger summit

Manteca's homeless problem is multi-faceted.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THAT’S THE TICKET

The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT

Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers pay $14,543 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.

October 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Logging cell calls

The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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