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Redundant farm conversion studies adding to cost of housing projects

Manteca bureaucrats have ordered environmental impact studies for farmland conversion despite the fact it has already been addressed in a litigated settlement between the development community, environmental groups, and public agencies throughout San Joaquin County.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Now they’re going after your salt intake

There is no rhyme or reason to the surge in behavior control legislation that goes way beyond traditional criminal and property use laws.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


January: Big month for housing?

Manteca could end up with its best January since 2000 for new housing starts.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Visitors’ Center now open

The Central Valley's only visitor' center between Merced and Sacramento officially opens today in Manteca.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Museum talk features Save Mart’s Bob Piccinini

Bob Piccinini – the Manteca High graduate who helped build the family grocery business into more than 250 stores – is speaking during Thursday's Manteca Historical Society meeting.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roundabouts could help reduce costs

More roundabouts could be in Manteca's future as a strategy to reduce the cost of housing, cut vehicle air pollution, and contain future city costs.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$12.2 million in bonus bucks kept Manteca afloat

One of the big reasons why Manteca isn't in as bad financial shape as some of it neighbors has everything to do with developers and their fear of costly legal infighting among each other.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca Police best paid

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crab lovers rejoice: Weekly crab feeds thru February

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca gets first payment for fire services at accidents

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID may help lobby for Ripon water help

By DENNIS WYATT

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Refrigerator weather prelude to spring’s repertoire of color

January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.

January 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Many new homes selling below costs

Most Manteca new home builders aren't even breaking even these days on their investment despite enjoying a robust year in comparison with the rest of San Joaquin County.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Family Affair’s’ Cissy speaking at women’s connection

"Cissy" of "Family Affair" fame is speaking in Manteca during the eight annual Women's Connection networking event on Friday, Feb. 5.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to heed lesson of Weston Ranch

Managing a bust is perhaps more important than directing a boom.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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