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Delta deal may impact Manteca

Is the water that runs through city faucets and irrigates tens of thousands of acres of farmland around Manteca safe from being "diverted" to make the Bay Delta Conservation Plan work?

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal may extend golf pro contract to end of 2017

Alan Thomas could continue as Manteca's golf pro through Dec. 31, 2017.

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Shredding on Tuesday helps combat ID theft

All it takes is two pieces of information about you - your name and an account number - and a criminal can steal your identity.

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Police can’t wage war on crime alone

Some place along the line we've gotten the impression that police double as private security guards.

August 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sweet marriage: Manteca & Spreckels

A sugar shortage triggered by World War I indirectly gave birth to Spreckels Sugar – a name that was synonymous with Manteca prosperity for almost 80 years.

August 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Perry: No. 1 issue is how city manages tax dollars

Money – and how it is managed by municipal leaders – is the No. 1 issue in the Nov. 2 mayor's race as far as Carlon Perry is concerned.

August 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Making a sour turn of events a sweet success for Manteca

The late Bill Perry was mayor during one of Manteca's darkest moments - the closing of Spreckels Sugar that had served as the symbol, if not the heart, of the city's economic strength for over 75 years.

August 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cost of council: $51.5K a year

It is costing Manteca 77 cents per capita to provide the City Council with annual compensation including stipends and benefits such as health insurance and deferred compensation.

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Highway 99 widening step closer

Widening Highway 99 through Manteca will also improve traffic flow at the Highway 120 Bypass interchange.

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Magnolia Court turns green into platinum

When it comes to green Manteca is going platinum.

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


70% of babies at SJ General born to illegals?

Should those children who are born here to parents illegally in the United States have birthright to American citizenship?

July 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown merchants know best

Editor's note: This is a part of a series of stories on how mayor and council hopefuls would address various municipal issues

July 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Two-faced federal immigration policy

Arizona is being slammed for usurping federal authority and over-exaggerating crime committed by legal immigrants.

July 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca targets economic development

Editor's Note: This is a part of a series looking at issues raised by council and mayor candidates about various municipal concerns.

July 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Fight gangs by treating rentals as a business

You'll notice no one is talking about the 900-pound gorilla in the room with just 96 days to go to the Manteca municipal election.

July 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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COVERING THE TAB

It's a myth that never dies - property taxes pay for all city services you access.

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca residents go solar in big way

What's the hottest home construction trend in Manteca today? It's solar power.

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Great Manteca kitchen debate: Legion, the city, VFW & $115K

What is the moral or legal dilemma with the Manteca City Council spending $115,000 to install a commercial kitchen in the Moffat Boulevard Community Center that they are leasing long-term to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311?

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VFW kitchen cost soars

The debate about whether to loan the Post 6311 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars $50,000 to help pay for a commercial kitchen for the new Moffat Community Center that they will use has gotten a bit more complex.

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


To the Class of 2015: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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