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Manteca: $206.2M in bank

Manteca is expected to have $201,482,901 in the bank when June 30, 2011 rolls around.

June 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca still leading north SJ Valley in housing

Manteca developers started 17 new homes in May.

June 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State legislators believe they have license to spend

State prisoners could soon get hit by sending jobs off-shore.

June 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Campaign stresses RDA importance

Spreckels Sugar plant would probably still be standing today as an abandoned and shuttered complex complete with four 15-story silos some 14 years after closing.

June 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Debt payments for Manteca drop in upcoming municipal budget

It isn't cheap to build state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and surface water treatment plants to meet stringent state and federal clean water standards.

June 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Downtown: Are malcontents trying to force people to go to Orchard Valley?

Two pivotal projects that could end up making or breaking Central Manteca's future are expected to break ground in the coming months.

June 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A plan to kill the Stanislaus River

It's not exactly "Jaws" but the predators that lurk in the Stanislaus River unmercifully attack the young.

June 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The trend: More city residents less municipal workers

Manteca two years ago had 67,000 residents and 430 municipal workers.

June 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


How to drive like a Manteekan: Tips on bagging daily limit of pedestrians

A few years back, Manteca Waterslides did a take-off on a popular Top 40 song "Walk Like an Egyptian" to create a radio campaign dubbed "Walk Like a Manteekan" promoting the recreation water park.

June 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: $20.1M in projects

Manteca is spending $20.1 million in capital improvement projects during the fiscal year starting July 1.

June 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


400 more Mantecans now working again

Almost 400 Manteca residents went back to work in Manteca to push the city's unemployment rate down to 14.1 percent for the lowest level for those without jobs since October.

June 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We were still, after all, brothers

Sometime on Friday afternoon when I was busy planting four Japanese maples, the earthly journey of my oldest brother Richard ended.

June 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firefighters’ worst nightmare

The late rains combined with unkempt foreclosed properties could make this a Fourth of July that some Manteca residents may never forget.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City scratching $225,000 annual golf course debt via final payment for clubhouse

Manteca's two-story golf course clubhouse has been called a lot of things over the years.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Direct wrath at Wall Street and not Main Street

Roy Gardner lived across the alley from my family when I was growing up in Roseville.

June 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Drought may trigger return to 2nd weed check by city

The need to reduce water use could turn some Manteca yards into tinder boxes.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Atherton Drive, not McKinley is better alternative

Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Offer keeps MUSD teachers best paid in San Joaquin County

Manteca Unified teachers will continue to be better paid than their counterparts in Stockton Unified - and most teachers in San Joaquin County - under the latest compensation offer made by the district.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Pimental earns Manteca Hall of Fame nod

Earl Pimental devoted 31 years teaching Spanish at Manteca High and then launched a second career as a dedicated community volunteer.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tying purple ribbons for Relay for Life

When purple ribbons start showing up tied around trees and signposts throughout the community then you know the Manteca Relay for Life is getting near.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


California’s coming firestorm

There were 2,843 single family homes destroyed and another 437 apartments lost.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sin taxes deadlier than vices

Death and taxes.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going Digital tablets not going home this summer

The $30 million Going Digital initiative is experiencing some minor equipment hiccups.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do Manteca rates hold water?

Manteca may have to end its practice of charging larger water users more in a bid to encourage conservation.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workshop for future park needs

What does Manteca need in terms of municipal parks and recreation?

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dillman serving as Hall of Fame MC

The master of ceremonies for this year's Manteca Hall of Fame is Place of Refuge Pastor Mike Dillman.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


7 Sierra students part of film festival

Films produced by seven Sierra High students will be shown on a screen at Brenden Theaters in Vacaville on Thursday.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca: The next Fresno or San Bruno?

Roads wear out. Bridges fail after a number of years. Sewer lines deteriorate.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Promoting Manteca & business

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce means business.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID could cut water use by 25%

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a plan to free up 73,000 acre feet of water that could be used to grow food in the southern valley, send water through municipal faucets, and help provide critical flows to fish or improve the quality of river water.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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