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Manteca jobless rate at post-WWII record

Unemployment hit a post-World War II high in Manteca in July as another 224 people thrown out of work pushed the jobless rate to 15.2 percent.

August 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sewer plant burying less money

Wet sludge – the solid byproduct of treating the 9.87 millions of gallons of wastewater Manteca generates each day – can cost as much as $200,000 a year to bury in a landfill.

August 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Be very afraid: UP toying with monster trains

Union Pacific Railroad unleashed what critics are dubbing "the monster train" on unsuspecting Southern Californians earlier this year.

August 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bike path system expanding

Another section of Manteca's planned 20.7 miles of separated bicycle paths was put in place this week.

August 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


River Islands developer prefers big challenges

LATHROP - River Islands at Lathrop is just the latest in a series of bold investments by a firm that traces its roots back to 1854 in England when it got its start managing and owning the famous Tea Clippers.

August 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council appoints seven to youth commission

Seven new members are joining the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission.

August 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three promising signs for Manteca

Foreclosure cancellations are at an all-time high in California.

August 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


San Francisco’s next treasure for Northern California

It was a heady time for Northern California.

August 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca filling in Atherton gap

One of the two missing gaps on Atherton Drive will break ground this fall.

August 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


229 homes started so far this year in Manteca

Manteca is on pace to again lead the Northern San Joaquin Valley in housing starts.

August 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca OKs on-street handicap space on Poplar

Manteca's elected leaders have created an on-street handicapped parking space in front of 221 N. Poplar Ave. to accommodate a resident who does not have a driveway.

August 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca increasing reserve

Manteca's general fund bottom line is improving a bit thanks to the $6.6 million transit station breaking ground this fall on Moffat Boulevard at South Main St.

August 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca part of 16-city effort working toward sustainable growth plan

A regional government consortium consisting of 16 of the San Joaquin Valley's largest cities from Stockton to Bakersfield is trying to devise a collective approach to "sustainable growth."

August 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should Uncle Sam own even more of California?

Uncle Sam owns 45.3 percent of California's land mass.

August 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


County checking out LSSI

A private firm is proposing to reduce costs at least 21 percent and extend branch hours by as much as 47 percent if they are awarded a contract to take over the San Joaquin County-operated libraries.

August 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE FALLEN

The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Driving folks into hopeless desperation: That’s the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7M outpatient surgical center

Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drought goes from very bad to simply bad

Things have gone from very bad to bad on the Stanislaus River watershed that's critical for South County farms and cities,

May 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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