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SSJID starting irrigation season March 19

Water could start running through South San Joaquin Irrigation District ditches to South County farmers on March 19.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Discount pricing to build homes in Manteca? No way

Developers are playing with fire – literally.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hasta la vista, bonus bucks?

The days of free-flowing bonus bucks – up to $17,000 charged on each new tract home built in Manteca – may be ending.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Second senior brown bag starting up on March 3

Low-income seniors can get help with their groceries.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wastewater among state’s cleanest

Manteca's wastewater treatment plant seven years ago was under intense scrutiny from state water quality control inspectors.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cable, energy taxes remain stable revenue sources for city

Property and sales taxes may have taken a dive in terms of revenue to pay for Manteca municipal operations but there are four taxes that have actually brought more money into municipal coffers.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Get ready for surcharge on your homeowners insurance policy

If you live in Manteca, you pay property taxes to support the Manteca Fire Department.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Al Nunes & Bob Raymus: 2 true heroes

You don't have to look too far to find the real heroes in America today.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An $11,800 bounce in prices

No category of housing in Manteca has dropped farther in value than the Cherry Lane condos.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID ponders opposing PG&E ballot measure

Language in PG&E's $6.5 million gambit to prevent local jurisdictions from entering the retail power business under a ballot measure the company embraced in 2002 may make it difficult in the future for South San Joaquin Irrigation District to add additional power load should they secure the ability to sell power directly to customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca new car sales lunge 60%

Manteca new car sales are down 60 percent in a year-to-year comparison between July, September, and October of 2007 and the same three months of 2009.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Two more weekends left for snow tubing

LATHROP - The weekend forecast? Look for a lot of snow down to 23 feet with dry snow tubing conditions.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bankruptcy brush led to growth cap

Home after home seemed to pop up overnight in the mid 1980s in Manteca putting a strain on services.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA: A community development tool that’s here to stay

I was out for a walk about 15 years ago with my first Dalmatian named Zebra when an elderly neighbor – she actually lived two blocks away – beckoned me from her porch.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No shelter for homeless

Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SEWER DILEMMA

A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to swipe SSJID water

The Bureau of Reclamation is interpreting a state order designed to protect senior water right holders such as South San Joaquin Irrigation District during the drought as a directive to possibly cut off water releases for SSJID use from New Melones Reservoir.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may ban homeless encampments

Homeless encampments anywhere in Manteca could be illegal by December.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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