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BLD’s growth streak continues in 1st quarter

Inclement weather in January, February, and March failed to slow down growth in attendance and play at the Big league Dreams sports complex.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keeping cost of government down is our responsibility

Why is government so out of whack? The answer is simple. We want it both ways.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Has Manteca bottomed out?

The median value of homes changing hands in Manteca ended 2.5 years of freefall sometime during the summer of 2009.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council pondering fate of $89K contract for DC lobbyist

Is spending $89,000 on a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., worth it?

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Juvenile burglary suspects may soon wear ankle monitors

Juveniles arrested for burglary in Manteca may soon be forced to wear ankle monitors.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E’s style of doing business: Break the rules & then apologize

PG&E's brass will do whatever it takes to protect their multi-million dollar compensation packages whether it is breaking laws, distorting the truth, or leading an effort to amend the California Constitution to shore up their monopoly.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Doing wheelies wasting time?

Austen Nunes is Manteca's undisputed wheelie king.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may broker truces between gangs with $500K in federal funds

A $500,000 "Peace Keeper" program that would interface with Manteca gangs has the total support of Manteca Police Chief David Bricker and could become a reality as soon as October.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


There’s no one faster doing a wheelie for 100 meters

Young kids in his neighborhood call Austen Nunes a show-off.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may pull plug on two project studies

Don't look for a wider bridge deck any time soon at the Airport Way and Highway 120 Bypass interchange.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legislature protects corporations while sticking it to small guys

Decades of lip service, adding on programs and regulations willy-nilly to appease special interest groups whether they are corporate campaign contributors or advocacy groups, and the use of accounting mirrors and borrowing in advance against revenues are about to come to a head.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


93 more homes near Veritas School

An almond orchard eventually will be replaced with 93 single family homes on a 24-acre parcel on the south side of Woodward Avenue to the east of Union Road.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Expanded public works yard will save $620K yearly

Manteca is getting ready to purchase the last two pieces needed to expand the municipal corporation yards on Wetmore Street in a bid to centralize public works operations to reduce general fund costs by $620,000 a year.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


USO Show coming to Woodward

Denver & the Mile High Orchestra is bringing its big band-style music along with a healthy dose of diverse sounds such as Earth, Wine & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Chicago to a free show on Sunday, May 30, starting at 3 p.m. at Woodward Park.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Those 5,800 crosses represent the men who died for our freedom

A contingent of new American citizens – Assyrians who fled the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to settle in Turlock – will be present for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend commemoration in Manteca at Woodward Park.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beautiful blue eyes

Those beautiful blue eyes.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for rain barrels

New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RAIN DROPS RETURN

New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Property tax up 14%

Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rules against excess watering of landscaping being formed

Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


63 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone three month ago when the city completed its 63rd park facility.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Blight fight continues along Moffat

Manteca's ugly ducking thoroughfare - Moffat Boulevard - is inching closer to swan status.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Questions to dog city leaders on

The Great Dog Park Debate is back.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat best spot for dog park?

The City of Manteca wouldn't be able to build the Moffat Community Center this year for $1.16 million unless it deferred meeting the same landscape requirements it imposes on the private sector.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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