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Harris seeking re-election to City Council

John Harris is running for a fifth term as a Manteca City councilman.

July 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Crime down in Manteca except for gang violence

Felonies - the most violent and costly of all crimes - continued their three-year downslide in Manteca during April.

July 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


High speed rail going down wrong track to Bay Area

Up in the Altamont Hills stand the forerunners of green energy in California - wind mills turning turbines to generate electricity.

July 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firemen won’t get the boot

If you want to hold a sign at the corner of Main Street and Mission Ridge Drive announcing to the world you will work for food, you aren't probably going to get a permit from Manteca's police chief to do so.

July 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s not illegal to simply be homeless

Manteca Police have taken a zero tolerance stance when it comes to those hanging out at Library Park.

July 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Build a men’s shelter & they will come

Do we really want to address the issue of homeless single men in Manteca?

July 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless taking over Library Park?

Chatter – punctuated by choice obscenities – was rising along with the mid-day temperature on Thursday as two men argued beneath the stately Sycamore trees of Library Park.

July 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water park could create up to 200 jobs

Floating a proposal to build a water park in the middle of a recession is an idea you'd expect to sink faster than the price of homes after the housing bubble burst.

July 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No justice for Oscar Grant or law-abiding peace officers

It took less than seven hours for a Los Angeles jury to deliver a miscarriage of justice.

July 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb plays pivotal role

So how could Manteca sell 329 single family homes - or more than the rest of San Joaquin County combined - during the past 12 months?

July 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb car show, free movie & sopas

The best things in Manteca this weekend might just be free.

July 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Providing five more sets of eyes on Manteca RDA

The Doyle Ranch back in the 1980s was perhaps the most prime piece of real estate along the Interstate 80 corridor east of Sacramento.

July 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca OKs budget that’s in balance

Manteca's City Council Tuesday did something the California Legislature has failed to do for years - deliver a balanced budget on time without any borrowing or any new general taxes.

July 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca revisiting $100 annual fee on dogs not fixed

Manteca's annual $100 license fee on unfixed dogs bites.

July 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Showering using a Dixie Cup during Midwest summer

Californians are wimps when it comes to weather.

July 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s war on the homeless

So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About those ‘evil’ free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Plan for senior housing advances

The last hurrah of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency's housing bonds could end up providing 40 units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How I learned not to trust tax collectors

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sidewalk cruising is illegal

You've seen them before.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat Blvd. monument to moving on

The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try eating apples grown in Cupertino

Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Targeting Manteca’s lawns

California's lawns are soaking up precious water.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital cracks barrier of language

Sending home information for parents can be a challenging endeavor for the Manteca Unified School District.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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