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Don’t recreate Modesto’s Village 1 debacle in Manteca

Modesto has a population of 202,000 residents.

February 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Spending $1.3K to save $650K annually

A consignment used car lot on the southeast corner of Wetmore and South Main streets could help the City of Manteca general fund save $650,000 a year.

February 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


97 workers losing jobs at Manteca supplier for NUMMI plant

Amtex is closing its Manteca operations March 31 due to Toyota's decision to pull the plug on the NUMMI plant in Fremont.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Convicted robber wants OK to pedal hot dogs on Manteca streets

A Stockton man convicted of second degree robbery, possession of controlled substances, and using a firearm in commission of a felony wants a Manteca municipal vendor's license so he can operate a hot dog catering van on city streets.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Scaling back flirtation with death on Half Dome

Sanity is about to return to one of Yosemite's most enduring features – Half Dome.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reducing housing fees will do harm

Editor Manteca Bulletin,

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


Tale of two Manteca houses

There is still no rhyme or reason to the Manteca housing market as it enters the third year of full-scale foreclosure frenzy.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


The case for a $10,000 California tax credit for homebuyers

The best way to keep California's housing construction pulse from straight-lining might just be Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal for reviving and expanding the $10,000 state home buyer's tax credit.

February 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Home values drop 57% in 4 years

The days of Manteca's housing prices mimicking Six Flags at Vallejo's Medusa super roller coaster plunging to earth are over.

February 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers sought to help place flags

An anticipated break in storm systems Monday will allow volunteers to place and unfurl 2,400 flags to honor American presidents.

February 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You can’t trash city’s response to recession

It takes a lot of cash to get rid of our trash.

February 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


46 Manteca housing starts

Manteca builders started 46 new homes in January.

February 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID: PG&E gas line might induce growth triggering EIR study need

PG&E's plans to place a 24-inch natural gas line through a swath of rural South Manteca is likely to be "growth inducing" and therefore may require an environmental impact study before work can proceed.

February 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Protect PG&E’s Gold Mine Act

Hiram Johnson and his contemporaries were mortified at the chokehold Southern Pacific Railroad had on California in the early 1900s.

February 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shades of pink in the land of bleeding red

"We have met the enemy and he is us." – Pogo in Walt Kelly's 1970 comic strip of the same name

February 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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BUDDING ARTISTS

An art auction with original creations by budding artists is part of this year's Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon set for Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, on Comcast Cable 97.

October 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless sleep in trash bins

City of Manteca garbage crews on Tuesday had to call for assistance to clear three homeless out of a commercial trash bin and enclosure for a fast food restaurant where they had been camping, sleeping, and apparently scavenging food.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Godzilla’ helps trigger summit

Manteca's homeless problem is multi-faceted.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THAT’S THE TICKET

The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT

Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers pay $14,543 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.

October 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Logging cell calls

The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Road work may deliver 9,134 jobs

There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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