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Invest 44 cents to help keep California safe

Want to help make California streets a bit safer for your family and neighbors?

March 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Return of Manteca Waterslides?

The next big thing in Manteca to attract visitors could make a big splash.

March 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Foreclosure filings drop 42% in SJ in February

Foreclosure filings have dropped 42 percent in San Joaquin in February compared to the same month in 2009.

March 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No separation between church and state in the actual pledge

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

March 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Home buying: Back to the future

Twenty-one years ago they bought a house in the custom East Manteca neighborhood of Spring Meadows for $210,000.

March 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Pensions take 8 cents of every $1

Some 8 cents of every tax dollar spent supporting the municipal general fund goes to help pay for annual pension plan costs.

March 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


PG&E again on hook for SSJID legal expenses

South San Joaquin Irrigation District incurred roughly $5,000 in legal expenses due to PG&E's threat to take them to court over a natural gas pipeline that the utility essentially wanted to place within the SSJID right-of-way on PG&E's own terms.

March 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former building owners not happy with pot clinic

Barbara Larson and Ed Machado do not condone the pot dispensary one iota that opened in the building they once owned in a partnership at 311 East Yosemite Avenue.

March 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stealing is stealing no matter how you rationalize it

We were bicycling down River Road a few years ago when the lady I was with – a deputy with the Dade County Sheriff's Department in Florida – said she wanted to stop for a second.

March 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coverage healthier in Manteca

Manteca-Lathrop-Ripon has the highest percentage of population in San Joaquin County with health insurance coverage.

March 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CPUC plans hearing on PG&E power play on June ballot

PG&E's bid to convince voters in June to amend the California constitution to protect the for-profit utility by making it tougher for public agencies to enter the retail power business is a subject of a March 17 California Public Utilities Commission hearing in San Francisco.

March 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E’s $9.8M care package for CEO Darbee

The young man knocking on my door wanted to know if I knew about the PG&E CARE program and if I wanted to apply.

March 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2009: Criminals losing ground

It wasn't a banner year for criminals.

March 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca making LMD takeover work effectively

Snall weeds - fueled by rain and a rise in temperatures - started popping up in the concrete portion of the Wellington Avenue bike path about 10 days ago.

March 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca starts 119 housing units

Manteca builders have started 119 housing units in the first two months of 2010.

March 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCNG HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkeys R Us deficit cut to 586 turkeys

The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign - a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas - are those who know tough times.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca will follow ruling on concealed carry permits

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finally, a home for VFW Post

After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Later garbage collection to counter Toter diving?

Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Phone bank volunteers seek to raise $120K

Some 240 volunteers are expected to call community members Monday and Tuesday in a bid to raise $120,000 for the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner

Charles Manson is getting married.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Weatherford’s legacy: Calm City Council

A lot of things happened on Willie Weatherford's watch.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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