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Doom & gloom slant of economic coverage self-fulfilling prophecy for USA

The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Not exactly mirroring USA economy

New home starts dropped in August across the country.

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘New’ Library Park helps set up downtown’s game

Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5 a head fish bounty versus $6 billion dam

Could a $5 a head fish bounty program bring a truce to California's water wars?

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Powering Manteca

Marty Turner has spent countless days and nights in driving rain and falling snow to keep the lights on and help power the Northern California economy.

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pumpkin Maze employs 300 with $150,000 October payroll

LATHROP - Dell'Osso Farms' Pumpkin Maze is more than just an October tradition and the largest agri-tourist attraction in California.

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Advance carnival tickets save buyers 50 percent

The 27th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off Wednesday when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to Best Buy in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$458M Manteca RDA debt

Manteca's Redevelopment Agency has $458 million in debt California taxpayers will be on the hook for if Gov. Jerry Brown achieves his ultimate goal of putting redevelopment agencies out of business.

September 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca family fun zone must be inclusive, not just for moneyed

It is clear there are a significant number of people out there who would like Manteca to have another public swimming pool.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scaring up several fun contests for Pumpkin Fair

The search is on for Manteca's Great Pumpkin carver.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time for mortgage lending to go back to the future

Back to the future - that is exactly what the government needs to do.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Time to make those who benefit most from valley air pollution pay for it

The Environmental Protection Agency is absolutely right.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smog costly for drivers

The smog is not only making folks irritable but it will soon cost every vehicle owner in the San Joaquin Valley $12 a year.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park expansion dedication set for Monday

Manteca is going to celebrate a rare occurrence Monday - the tearing up of a street to create a park.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No water, no power = home uninhabitable

Every neighborhood seems to have one. And they're not hard to spot.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMELESS HEADWAY

Mike Kelly - the Manteca Police Department's first community resource officer dedicated to addressing homeless issues - has been in his new position for 30 days.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making a mess along Yosemite Avenue

The clothing drop-off box at Yosemite and Powers avenues in the Dollar General parking lot is a popular spot.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lancers celebrate 50 years

High school homecoming parades, a tradition that continues today in many smaller communities such as Ripon, haven't graced the streets of Manteca for at ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Auto burglaries up 90.18% so far in Manteca

Serious crime in Manteca - driven primarily by auto burglaries - is up 19.72 percent during the first six months of this year.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TEST SCORES UP

The average Manteca Unified student is lagging behind the average California student in math, English, and literacy goals based on a statewide standard test.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmentalists oppose increasing bass fishing limits

A push to reduce the population of the non-native bass in the Delta to protect endangered fish is being opposed by a group that wants ...

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AVOIDING THE FISH FRY

Keeping reliable water flowing through Manteca and Lathrop household taps and irrigating Ripon almond orchards could come down one day to how well rainbow trout ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON

Move into a house within walking distance of a Manteca Unified elementary school and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin

Several residents in the Manteca neighborhoods off Northgate Drive west of North Main Street have reported seeing an uptick of homeless in their area and ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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