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Saving money with gravity

Manteca may spend $1.2 million to secure long-term savings to reduce future cost burdens for wastewater ratepayers.

March 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jobs: Build infrastructure & they will come

Landing industrial employers and head-of-household jobs takes more than just a zoning map and wishful thinking.

March 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to set interchange landscaping standard employing xeriscape

Consultants - a genre that knows a thing or two about raising green as in big hefty fees - believe it will cost between $120,000 and $180,000 a year to maintain landscaping they envision for the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange breaking ground in the next few years.

March 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1st River Island home in 2013?

LATHROP - River Islands weathered a monsoon of legal challenges including charges the 11,000-home planned community on Stewart Tract would contribute significantly to global warming.

March 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHOW US THE MONEY

The complaints and concerns were numerous.

March 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time for government to debate control funding in a manner that makes sense

It is time to end the charade.

March 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sidewalks: Broken promise

Spending $62,500 to extend sidewalk to the new Social Security office on Commerce Court behind Home Depot doesn't sit too well with Mayor Willie Weatherford and Councilman Steve DeBrum.

March 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The bigger threat: Second-hand smoke from neighbor’s yard or government edicts?

James Baker lives in Rocklin. His two kids have asthma.

March 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shedding ugly image isn’t cheap

First impressions aren't cheap.

March 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Social Security access sidewalk part of budget

The new Social Security office on Commerce Court behind Home Depot is easy to access – assuming one has a car.

March 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We’re slowing flushing behavior standards down the proverbial toilet

"We all have to go. So enjoy the go." - the latest Quilted Northern toilet paper TV commercial

March 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Condos plunge 83% in value

It was the hottest buy in town.

March 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Court edict: No right to display USA flag images on Cinco de Mayo

Afghans shoot and kill American soldiers and burn our flag and we apologize.

March 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police roll out cell phone alert system

There were a lot of anxious parents when Manteca High went into a lockdown one afternoon in September of 2009.

March 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Half cent sales tax keeps 23 police, firefighters on job

Imagine what Manteca would be like today with 11 less police officers and 12 less firefighters.

March 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Mayor sharing what’s on tap for Manteca

Manteca's first formal State of the City takes place Wednesday.

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent

Here's a dilemma that not many elected boards face - should the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board reduce water rates by 7 percent to ...

January 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will someone snap up old Qualex home?

The City of Manteca's auction planned for April will be one for the books.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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