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Campaign stresses RDA importance

Spreckels Sugar plant would probably still be standing today as an abandoned and shuttered complex complete with four 15-story silos some 14 years after closing.

June 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Debt payments for Manteca drop in upcoming municipal budget

It isn't cheap to build state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and surface water treatment plants to meet stringent state and federal clean water standards.

June 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown: Are malcontents trying to force people to go to Orchard Valley?

Two pivotal projects that could end up making or breaking Central Manteca's future are expected to break ground in the coming months.

June 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A plan to kill the Stanislaus River

It's not exactly "Jaws" but the predators that lurk in the Stanislaus River unmercifully attack the young.

June 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The trend: More city residents less municipal workers

Manteca two years ago had 67,000 residents and 430 municipal workers.

June 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


How to drive like a Manteekan: Tips on bagging daily limit of pedestrians

A few years back, Manteca Waterslides did a take-off on a popular Top 40 song "Walk Like an Egyptian" to create a radio campaign dubbed "Walk Like a Manteekan" promoting the recreation water park.

June 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: $20.1M in projects

Manteca is spending $20.1 million in capital improvement projects during the fiscal year starting July 1.

June 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


400 more Mantecans now working again

Almost 400 Manteca residents went back to work in Manteca to push the city's unemployment rate down to 14.1 percent for the lowest level for those without jobs since October.

June 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We were still, after all, brothers

Sometime on Friday afternoon when I was busy planting four Japanese maples, the earthly journey of my oldest brother Richard ended.

June 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firefighters’ worst nightmare

The late rains combined with unkempt foreclosed properties could make this a Fourth of July that some Manteca residents may never forget.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City scratching $225,000 annual golf course debt via final payment for clubhouse

Manteca's two-story golf course clubhouse has been called a lot of things over the years.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Direct wrath at Wall Street and not Main Street

Roy Gardner lived across the alley from my family when I was growing up in Roseville.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Housing: Is SJ County now at bottom?

The day of great deals are numbered.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Just one layoff for Manteca

Manteca, thanks to pre-emptive belt-tightening 18 months ago that included major employee compensation concessions, is expected to lay off just one worker in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

June 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca bucks trend again as taxable sales continue to gain

Manteca taxable sales grew 0.8 percent in the last four quarters.

June 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Cell call to 9-1-1 is as good as land line in city

There was a time if you called 9-1-1 from a cell phone that law enforcement wouldn't have the foggiest idea of exactly where you are calling from.

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FHA LOANS: Don’t bite at email, or snail mail loan refinancing offers without exploring options

If you have a FHA backed mortgage there are a lot of people out there convinced you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year if you just call them.

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO

A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca farmers market gets makeover

Get ready for Market & Music in Manteca.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chris Teicheira ranked 5,685th in ESPN’s NCAA challenge

Chris Teicheira almost picked the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to a T.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Kahoot! developers dropping by Manteca schools

Two key players behind the Kahoot! are stopping by Manteca Unified on Friday lured by how the game-based classroom response system is catching on in local classrooms since the Going Digital roll out.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legendary cross-country coach speaking at Sierra High on Monday

Sierra High has a movie date with the winningest cross country coach in California Interscholastic Federation history.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chamber launches ‘Business Buddies’

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new initiative to help small business dealing with the city permitting process.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE REVOLUTION

They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca outpatient surgery center?

Manteca could have a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center by early 2016.

March 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Conflicting addresses for Manteca trustees

The question isn't going away: Was Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain legal residents of the Manteca Unified School District let alone the area they were running to represent when they filed last August to seek election?

March 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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