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Obama bucks paying for environment study for transit station

A transit station in downtown Manteca that could one day serve high speed trains running to San Jose is having its environmental study funded by President Obama's economic stimulus package.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Setting high neighborhood standards

The coolest thing about proposed single family residential tract design standards being developed for Manteca might just be the trees.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


You may soon be able to pay city utility bills by speaking with computer

Technology will soon make it less frustrating – and quicker – to pay municipal utility bills by phone as well as improve the efficiency of municipal staff.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New subdivisions may have enough blight to qualify for inclusion in redevelopment

Foreclosure blight may open the door for Manteca to add neighborhoods built in the past 20 years to the redevelopment agency.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Finally, the city may address Powers speeding

One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Roundabout for Powers Avenue?

Manteca's first roundabout designed to address a pre-existing traffic problem may go in on South Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street in a bid to improve the safety of children walking to and from Lincoln School.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E wants $20.59 more a month; SSJID says not so fast

If you're a typical PG&E customer using 850 kilowatts hours per month brace yourself for a possible $17.44 jump in your monthly power bill on Jan. 1, 2011.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


863 more homes up for council approval

The annexation of 240 acres immediately south of the developed neighborhoods around Woodward Park will accommodate 863 more single family homes.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


America’s ‘new’ neighborhoods weaken sense of community

Americans no longer have the concept of shame nor community responsibility.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Garfield Ave. closing during Manteca High school hours?

Garfield Avenue that slices through the Manteca High campus could be closed during school hours and school -sponsored events such as football games.

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


PG&E: We’ll sue to block CEQA

PG&E is threatening to sue the South San Joaquin Irrigation District over a 24-inch natural gas pipeline project in rural South Manteca that the SSJID board refused to rubber stamp.

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Did PG&E learn anything from Hinkley disaster?

How can PG&E get a free pass from strict California water quality standards involving what can be discharged into the San Joaquin River and Delta when municipalities, farmers, and other businesses are held to significantly higher standards?

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mandatory inspection of rentals?

Trash and junk was stacked as high as the 6-foot fence and covered almost the entire back and side yards.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drug store, fast food restaurant building on site at Airport & 120

A drug store plus a fast food restaurant have signed deals to locate at the Stadium Retail Center where the Dress Barn and Jo-Ann's Fabrics are scheduled to open next month.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca lives by the code (The code of anything goes)

Manteca is talking about actually getting tougher with property maintenance regulations.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No shelter for homeless

Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SEWER DILEMMA

A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to swipe SSJID water

The Bureau of Reclamation is interpreting a state order designed to protect senior water right holders such as South San Joaquin Irrigation District during the drought as a directive to possibly cut off water releases for SSJID use from New Melones Reservoir.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may ban homeless encampments

Homeless encampments anywhere in Manteca could be illegal by December.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lawn blower season ramps up once again

You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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