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You can’t judge people by their housing type

I had been a homeowner for 12 years when I went to rent an apartment seven years ago.

June 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neighbors dislike apartment plan

Buyers of homes built in Dutra Estates are convinced the Manteca City Council has set in motion the decline of their neighborhood by allowing apartments to be built on the southeast corner of Woodward Avenue and the new alignment of McKinley Avenue.

June 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legislature pays the price for their poor performance

"I halted a fulfilling private sector career path to enter public service. I now have to explain to my wife and daughter that we won't be able to pay the bills because a politician chose to grandstand at our expense." - Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D- Los Angeles, lamenting about forfeiting his pay for the legislature's failure to adopt a balanced budget on time

June 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legislature bars SHARP volunteers from ticket writing

Parking enforcement for everything from blocking a fire hydrant to illegal use of handicapped zones is expected to drop off significantly in Manteca.

June 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb folks lobby council to avoid laying off 6 firefighters

Denise Drury doesn't see the issue over whether Manteca can afford to keep six firefighters after July 1 as being purely about money.

June 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s heaven on earth: Summer in Manteca

The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.

June 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Apartments lag behind homes

More than nine times as many single family homes have been built in Manteca during the past 25 years than apartments.

June 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It's July 3rd & 4th

The City of Manteca is celebrating the Fourth of July on July 3.

June 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Standing at work is better than standing in an unemployment line

Back in the 1990s, a Ford executive was showing off a new line of robots that assemble vehicles to a United Auto Workers representative.

June 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Moffat, E. Yosemite road work

Expect delays on Moffat Boulevard as well as East Yosemite Avenue between Cottage Avenue and Commerce Drive for the next few weeks.

June 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Here comes summer!

Get ready for a hot time in Manteca this week.

June 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Policy opens door for Manteca vendor

Homeless people wanting to access restrooms inside the Manteca Library when the outside lobby doors are locked are forcing the city to upgrade the double glass lobby doors.

June 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A bright idea from Uncle Sam: Mercury poisoning possibility for every household

Lead and asbestos have been banned by government decree from being used in homes.

June 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca writing off $414,253

Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have dropped for the first time after growing for four years.

June 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca updating rules governing dog owners

If your dog is licensed and you have it on a leash walking around town but without the city issued identification tag Manteca's animal services officers can impound it.

June 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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SSJID asks PG&E to negotiate facilities sale

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has taken the next step needed to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the surrounding countryside.

May 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn't felt the "Bern."

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Understanding the price of freedom

Susan Dell'Osso takes Memorial Day to heart.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sheriff steps up efforts to reduce crime

It's not exactly out of the "Minority Report" but the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is adopting an analysis program enabling deputies to ...

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you'll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Medal of Honor recipient

Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is speaking ...

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Palmers come thru with flags for veterans buried at EU Cemetery

Suzanne Clemens had a dilemma.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in ...

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca's anti-panhandling ordinance.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their ...

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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