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Move-up buyers now selling

More and more owner occupied homes that are not under duress are making their way to market.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


FHA suspending 90-day rule for mortgages

Finally there is some relief coming for those first-time buyers battling investors for foreclosures.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Key RDA loans paid in full

Three of the biggest – as well as most pivotal and controversial Manteca Redevelopment Agency loans – have been paid in full and ahead of schedule.

January 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Asphalt problems along E. Alameda will be repaired

Gouges in the pavement, crumbling asphalt along gutters and areas that it appeared weren't over paved on East Alameda Street will all be fixed when the weather cooperates.

January 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should the city be in the Fourth of July business?

I do not need the government to help me celebrate the Fourth of July.

January 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kelley Brothers: Here’s to the first 10 years

The El Rey Theatre – gutted by a fire after the screening of "The Towering Inferno on Aug. 6, 1975 – stood for 24 years as a burned out shell at the heart of Manteca.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


High fee may prompt owners to fix dogs

Increasing the license fee for dogs in Manteca that are not spayed or neutered to $100 a year is part of a municipal strategy to reduce the amount of unwanted pets.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


El Rey: Manteca’s grand dame in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kelley Brothers: A textbook RDA project

The first glance inside the boarded up El Rey in 1998 was a real eye opener.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water features keep bubbling up

There were no high-profile water features in Manteca seven years ago.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tow surcharge helps reduce injury collisions on city streets

If a Manteca Police officer orders your vehicle towed you'll going to pay a lot more in the coming weeks to get your car back.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two more park playgrounds upgraded

Manteca's multiple year campaign to upgrade neighborhood park playgrounds is two steps closer to completion.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cold turkey time for Sacramento?

Voters could force Sacramento's hand in November if a proposition that would make it illegal for the state to either borrow, redirect, or seize revenue dedicated to local government qualifies for the ballot.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Rain drops will keep falling on Manteca thru Thursday

Get ready for four more days of wind and rain.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘All men are created equal’ must be more than just words

prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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New school facilities in $159M bond

The $159 million Manteca Unified School bond on the Nov. 4 ballot is not simply a rehab of existing schools that have safety, health, and aging issues such as structural concerns.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Real concern for youth & a smile: Joe was all that & more

Long before there was Joe Albertson, Winco Foods, Webvan, and high tech entrepreneurs gearing up to unleash a squadron of drones to deliver Ding Dongs and Red Bull to millennials too self-absorbed to go to the store there was Joe's Food Center.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead & enjoy the latte will you can afford it

Can you afford to give up a latte a week?

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A cautionary tale about signing on the dotted line

Steve Catalano wants to go home.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$159M bond helps push for vocational education

The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Why rats like dark tunnels such as the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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