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Garfield Ave. closing during Manteca High school hours?

Garfield Avenue that slices through the Manteca High campus could be closed during school hours and school -sponsored events such as football games.

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


PG&E: We’ll sue to block CEQA

PG&E is threatening to sue the South San Joaquin Irrigation District over a 24-inch natural gas pipeline project in rural South Manteca that the SSJID board refused to rubber stamp.

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Did PG&E learn anything from Hinkley disaster?

How can PG&E get a free pass from strict California water quality standards involving what can be discharged into the San Joaquin River and Delta when municipalities, farmers, and other businesses are held to significantly higher standards?

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mandatory inspection of rentals?

Trash and junk was stacked as high as the 6-foot fence and covered almost the entire back and side yards.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drug store, fast food restaurant building on site at Airport & 120

A drug store plus a fast food restaurant have signed deals to locate at the Stadium Retail Center where the Dress Barn and Jo-Ann's Fabrics are scheduled to open next month.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca lives by the code (The code of anything goes)

Manteca is talking about actually getting tougher with property maintenance regulations.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What goes down must come up

The typical transaction involving an existing home closing escrow in Manteca is flat – for now.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Crime down 20.5% since 2005

Manteca's economy was on a roll in 2005 and so were criminals.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Possible zoning modifications would change Manteca’s face

Zoning – arguably the biggest impact on private property that government has – could have sweeping changes in the coming months in Manteca.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A high speed future possible for downtown

Downtown Manteca's future is looking up – literally.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s high-speed future

California's state-of-the-art high speed trains are likely to pass through the Manteca area.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Buffalo Wings & Rings plans restaurant at Orchard Valley

Have a hankering for buffalo wings?

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Kayaks sink Dick’s Sporting Goods deal

Dick's Sporting Goods – a major sports goods store – was among the early serious prospects to locate at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca challenge: Blight in newer neighborhoods

It's a classic early 21st century Manteca neighborhood.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prison parolees get big break

There was a time – just two days ago actually – if a state prison parolee was picked up on suspicion of any non-violent crime such as check fraud, vehicle theft, identity theft, or residential burglary they'd automatically go back to the big house.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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