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Golf course now owes general fund $1.3 million

The $2.2 million Manteca Golf Course Clubhouse – dubbed the Taj Mahal by critics when the project moved forward in the early 1990s – will be the city's free and clear in 2010.

October 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Parents & kids: See what it’s all about

Kids and parents alike can get a free taste of what the Boys & Girls Club is all about during the Lights after School Event this Thursday, Oct, 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.

October 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biggest drop since Depression

The biggest municipal budget decrease since the Great Depression is before the Manteca City Council Tuesday night for adoption.

October 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Laid-off officers will receive pay for any court appearances

Manteca Police's 12 officers who were laid off Saturday as the result of the city's budget crisis will be compensated if they are called into court to testify on cases that they investigated.

October 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Free shredding this Saturday for records & documents

It's trash to you but to criminals it is a gold mine.

October 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sound judgment & city employee contracts back in 2006 and today

Adopting the employment contracts entered into for five years in 2006 with Manteca's municipal employee groups were – for the most part – sound judgment at the time.

October 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What goes down will also go back up

Fifteen years ago, the average home on the resale market in Manteca closed escrow at $125,000. It was $390,000 in 2005. The market peaked at $413,000 in 2006. Today the average closing price in the Manteca resale market is $178,044.

October 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Triple OT for public safety

Triple time for police, firefighters, and dispatchers who work Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July is one example of how government sector employment conditions differ from much of the private sector.

October 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Rainy day blues? It depends upon how you look at it

Listening to the rain dancing on the roof while you're snuggled up in bed is one of life's little pleasures.

October 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State changes rules after city invests $4.1M

The adoption of state regulations has drastically changed the playing field forcing Manteca to rethink moves made after investing $3.5 million in a building for police operations and $600,000 on a co-gen plant for the wastewater treatment facility.

October 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca native creates dynamic art

Engineering is function. Architecture is art.

October 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Getting rid of Winchester Mystery House model for government

The Great Recession is a good thing in many ways.

October 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for Manteca’s next big thing: Upscale retail outlet stores

Bass Pro Shop – along with Big League Dreams – may go down as the linchpins that vaulted Manteca into a regional draw.

October 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Being content & being happy: A big difference

Life is an interesting journey.

October 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


City workers give back $11,510 each

Municipal employees – with the exception of the Manteca Police Officers Association – have made an average of $11,510 per worker in general fund compensation concessions over the next two fiscal years.

October 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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SSJID water outlook is improving

You can go jump into the lake today.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNION RANCH APPEAL

There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

April 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca alleys: Retain & repair or eliminate?

Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Make it appeal to Petula Clark

It's not 1918 anymore.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VILLA TICINO

One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca may slash graywater system permits

Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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