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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


Manteca Visitors’ Center now open

The Central Valley's only visitor' center between Merced and Sacramento officially opens today in Manteca.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Museum talk features Save Mart’s Bob Piccinini

Bob Piccinini – the Manteca High graduate who helped build the family grocery business into more than 250 stores – is speaking during Thursday's Manteca Historical Society meeting.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roundabouts could help reduce costs

More roundabouts could be in Manteca's future as a strategy to reduce the cost of housing, cut vehicle air pollution, and contain future city costs.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$12.2 million in bonus bucks kept Manteca afloat

One of the big reasons why Manteca isn't in as bad financial shape as some of it neighbors has everything to do with developers and their fear of costly legal infighting among each other.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca Police best paid

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crab lovers rejoice: Weekly crab feeds thru February

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca gets first payment for fire services at accidents

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may help lobby for Ripon water help

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Refrigerator weather prelude to spring’s repertoire of color

January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Many new homes selling below costs

Most Manteca new home builders aren't even breaking even these days on their investment despite enjoying a robust year in comparison with the rest of San Joaquin County.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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New school facilities in $159M bond

The $159 million Manteca Unified School bond on the Nov. 4 ballot is not simply a rehab of existing schools that have safety, health, and aging issues such as structural concerns.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Real concern for youth & a smile: Joe was all that & more

Long before there was Joe Albertson, Winco Foods, Webvan, and high tech entrepreneurs gearing up to unleash a squadron of drones to deliver Ding Dongs and Red Bull to millennials too self-absorbed to go to the store there was Joe's Food Center.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead & enjoy the latte will you can afford it

Can you afford to give up a latte a week?

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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