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Goal: 8,000 industrial jobs

By DENNIS WYATT

February 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Obama bucks going to senior apartments

By DENNIS WYATT

February 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Affordable housing: Manteca needs to think like Mr. Potter

Affordable housing is all the rage. Politicians want it. Builders want it. Home buyers want it.

February 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Mother Nature gets $1.4M boost from Obama bucks

The long-awaited Highway 99 landscaping at the twin Highway 120 interchanges is finally in the pipeline.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth lights its own way

It costs Manteca taxpayers $397,000 a year to provide power for 4,800 street lights.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca shifting to performance based budgeting

There's a new bottom line coming to City Hall – performance-based budgeting.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Palm Beach, jail sales tax, & Manteca

Palm Beach in Florida is the winter play land of the Eastern Seaboard's old money.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Roundabouts in Manteca’s future

QUESTION: What can slow down traffic yet keep it moving, ease air pollution, eliminate the need for electricity, reduce future municipal maintenance costs, and help keep new housing costs down?

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Snowpack promising but drought worries far from being over

The Stanislaus River basin that the South County depends on to irrigate crops and supply municipal water to Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy is at 114 percent of normal for snowpack.

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why PG&E fears SSJID as well as Marin County

It is abundantly clear with each passing day that PG&E – a key player in plunging California into a downward spiral and helping set the stage for the recall of Gov. Gray Davis when it successfully greased politicians in Sacramento to deregulate power in the Golden State – never intended to play by the rules it helped create.

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So is this the bottom?

Are things leveling out in the Manteca housing market?

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Law & Disorder: The shape of things to come

Three young men apparently thought it would be fun Tuesday night to go around with flashing red and blue strobe lights and pull over unsuspecting motorists and ask for their identification.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Push for ½ cent jail sales tax

The November ballot could include a half cent sales tax designed to generate $40 million to pay for the staffing and operations of an expanded San Joaquin County Jail.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop signs, crosswalks for Powers

All Councilwoman Debby Moorhead wanted on Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street to improve the safety of pedestrians was a crosswalk.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca, Ripon & Escalon say ‘yes’ to SSJID, ‘no’ to PG&E

Two years ago PG&E was able to garner support among elected leaders in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to thwart South San Joaquin Irrigation District efforts to gain official council support of SSJID's efforts to enter the retail power business.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Homeless use flag as towel

So how do the homeless take showers?

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


END OF AN ERA

Mary Kennedy-Bracken sees a lot of good things in Lathrop's future.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advance carnival tickets save buyers money

The 30th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off next week when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to the old Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Are you happy with police, fire protection or do you want more?

People, they say, get the government they ask for.

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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