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Playground work set for Springtime & Sequoia

Two more parks are on target to have aging playground equipment replaced.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council ponders future city hall, police station & corp yard

What will come first – a new police station, a new city hall, or an expanded corporation yard?

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Life’s rough on single moms but it is really about one’s choices

It is a sight I will never forget.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Black Rock brewing in Manteca’s future

Get ready for another coffee invasion from the Pacific Northwest.

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Pumpkin party still on a roll after 40 years

Forty years ago George Perry was among the pumpkin growers who decided to do something about the braggarts in Half Moon Bay who claimed they were the "Pumpkin Capital of the World."

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Behling first to seek seat in upcoming council race

Richard Behling – stressing the need for more accountability, clearer and more transparent communication with residents, and new blood among leadership – has become the first candidate to officially announce for the 2010 Manteca City Council election.

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Highway 99, Yosemite Ave. landscaping going forward

The days of weed and barren ground at Manteca's "front door" are numbered.

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


It is – for better or worse – a brave new world

How dare they - the argument goes – cut back on law enforcement pay or talk about layoffs – when we passed the Measure M public safety half cent sales tax to pay for police officers and firefighters?

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Industrial Park: Job generating success story

It may not be as flashy as Spreckels Park and it doesn't hold the promise of thousands upon thousands of new jobs like Austin Business Park, but the Manteca Industrial Park is still chugging along providing well over 1,000 jobs even in today's shaky economy.

October 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca offers more golden handshakes

Manteca is trying to entice municipal employees nearing their retirement with an extra two years of service credit in a bid to get them to retire early.

October 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Preying on cities that offer prayer at meetings to get their point across

Congress opens each day with a prayer and – quite frankly – there has been no sign of divine providence setting anybody in that neck of the woods on the straight and narrow.

October 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let it snow, let it snow!

LATHROP - It was 76 degrees Thursday in Lathrop – and it was snowing.

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Employees back plan to avoid 42 municipal worker layoffs; future of 12 cops up in air

Rank-and-file members of six of Manteca's seven municipal employee groups Thursday begrudgingly embraced reducing their compensation to avoid layoffs.

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Fate of 12 Manteca police officers now in the hands of their fellow officers

If the City of Manteca's compensation renegotiations were a chess game Manteca's firefighters make have put Manteca's police officers a move away from check mate.

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ready to move in home for $147,000

Tired of looking at homes in less-than-move-in condition?

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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Steve Winter joining Hall of Fame

Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California may soon be ablaze in orange, red & black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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