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Two more park playgrounds upgraded

Manteca's multiple year campaign to upgrade neighborhood park playgrounds is two steps closer to completion.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cold turkey time for Sacramento?

Voters could force Sacramento's hand in November if a proposition that would make it illegal for the state to either borrow, redirect, or seize revenue dedicated to local government qualifies for the ballot.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Rain drops will keep falling on Manteca thru Thursday

Get ready for four more days of wind and rain.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘All men are created equal’ must be more than just words

prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Celebrating July 4th early saves $17K

The City Council Tuesday will decide whether to switch the aerial show and the community celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex to Saturday, July 3, in a bid to save the city $17,405. The council meets at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moffat pipe work will help water pressure

Water pressure is expected to improve in the Powers Tract neighborhood and areas north of Moffat Boulevard to South Main Street with a new water main being placed in beneath Moffat Boulevard.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15

Fifty athletes have already entered the 2010 Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s retail future: City makes its own luck

Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


300% increase in dog license?

It may soon cost $20 a year – or four times the current $5 fee – to license a spayed or neutered dog in Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca reserve firefighters may take 56% pay cut

Manteca's reserve firefighters may soon work for 56 percent less pay.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City may cover utility fees for Boys & Girls

Excess interest in the municipal enterprise accounts involving water, sewer, and solid waste may be used to cover city utility fees for the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The vision known as the Tidewater Bike Path system

Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


City dodges garbage rate hike

A pre-emptive move to cut labor costs in the city's enterprise operations – sewer, water, garbage, and the golf course – is helping Manteca avoid rate increases induced by The Great Recession that other cities are now pondering.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vandals cause thousands in damages at eight parks

There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Does City Council have obligation to prop up prices of Manteca homes?

There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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