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Bass Pro & BLD lured 3.1 million Manteca visitors

Manteca wasn't known for much of anything that would actually attract visitors 15 years ago.

March 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca leaders take plunge to obtain water park feasibility study

Steve DeBrum sees the revival of the Manteca water slides in a newer and more high profile venue as yet another bold - yet conservative move - by municipal leadership to pump up the city's economy by snaring visitors' dollars.

March 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


‘I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by six.’

Robert Ortiz is a reasonable man.

March 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City scores $494K from BLD

The economy might be wobbling but Big League Dreams has legs.

March 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Congress’ business savvy reflected in Postal Service’s financial quagmire

Not too many moons ago – before the Internet spawned spam to give junk mail a good name – Congress set up the Postal Service as a separate entity.

March 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Garbage trucks may go high tech with GPS tracking

ck trying to steal a Manteca garbage truck.

March 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$1.9M upgrade for Moffat, E. Yosemite

Two of Manteca's roughest stretches of street from a pavement standpoint will become much smoother this summer.

March 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E using eminent domain to compete against private firms

Eminent domain, we are told by PG&E, is an evil thing but only if it is used against them.

March 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The return of the grow & kill season

The rains are less frequent. The mercury is inching up toward 70 degrees. And the gopher mounds are popping up more often than Meg Whitman for governor TV commercials.

March 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


AKF may help city secure water park

AKF Development – the firm that played a pivotal role in helping Manteca snag The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley and Del Webb at Woodbridge plus converted the old Spreckels Sugar factory site into a $200 million economic juggernaut - is now being tapped to help Manteca secure a water park and a hotel.

March 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fire service: Bargain at $99 per capita

The odds are if you called 9-1-1 to summon the Manteca Fire Department in 2009 it wasn't due to fire but a medical emergency.

March 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: A $116M concern

City of Manteca operations are expected to generate $116 million and spend about $500,000 less in the fiscal year ending June 30.

March 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Replacement of street lights will save $150,000 on annual basis

Manteca will lighten the general fund deficit next year by at least $150,000 thanks to $685,830 in federal stimulus recovery funds.

March 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Bringing back Tidewater passenger rail service

There was a time when 24 passenger trains passed through Manteca daily to take you to Stockton or Modesto.

March 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Riding rails for valley commute

A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.

March 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t perfect in a Mayberry vanilla way

My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING 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


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