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Manteca reserve firefighters may take 56% pay cut

Manteca's reserve firefighters may soon work for 56 percent less pay.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City may cover utility fees for Boys & Girls

Excess interest in the municipal enterprise accounts involving water, sewer, and solid waste may be used to cover city utility fees for the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The vision known as the Tidewater Bike Path system

Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


City dodges garbage rate hike

A pre-emptive move to cut labor costs in the city's enterprise operations – sewer, water, garbage, and the golf course – is helping Manteca avoid rate increases induced by The Great Recession that other cities are now pondering.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vandals cause thousands in damages at eight parks

There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Does City Council have obligation to prop up prices of Manteca homes?

There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Orchard Valley: The devil, as, they say, is in the details

Manteca's biggest park-n-ride lot is also one of Manteca's best-kept secrets.

January 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trimming new housing costs

Changing how Manteca has developers cover the tab for major infrastructure could reduce the cost of building a typical home by about $100.

January 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley: Initial sales $26.7M

Retail sales at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley reached $26,758,000 in the initial seven months after the first store opened its doors.

January 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Church seeks excess fruit to glean to feed needy

Driving the streets of Manteca Jim Todd noticed an incredible resource going to waste – fresh citrus.

January 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State law keeps taxpayers in dark regarding Costco payment

Manteca municipal officials found out through commercial leasing agents with Kitchell that Costco was going to locate another store in the region and were considering the east side of Modesto.

January 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Spreckels: Decade’s sweetest story

It was the biggest pile of rubble Manteca had ever seen.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Redundant farm conversion studies adding to cost of housing projects

Manteca bureaucrats have ordered environmental impact studies for farmland conversion despite the fact it has already been addressed in a litigated settlement between the development community, environmental groups, and public agencies throughout San Joaquin County.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Now they’re going after your salt intake

There is no rhyme or reason to the surge in behavior control legislation that goes way beyond traditional criminal and property use laws.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


January: Big month for housing?

Manteca could end up with its best January since 2000 for new housing starts.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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