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Manteca ignores homeless problem at its own peril

It was a discovery that rattled the tenant and even surprised Manteca Police.

August 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ideal time to streamline your FHA loan

If you have a FHA insured loan - and virtually all first-time buyers who have purchased homes in Manteca during the last three years have them - you might just want to take advantage of the one-time ability to streamline your loan.

August 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca bucks trend

Manteca did significantly better than most of the rest of the United States in July when it came to the sale of pre-existing homes.

August 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Loud train horns & love-hate relationship with railroad trains

The San Joaquin Valley has a long love-hate relationship with railroads.

August 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police turn up heat on landlords

Every eight days in the past year Manteca Police have responded to one particular residential address.

August 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cantu: Beef up police, rec programs to combat gang problem

Editor's Note: This is a part of a series of stories on how mayor and council hopefuls would address various municipal issues.

August 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Is Disney ban of Muslim hijabs Mickey Mouse?

Imane Boudlal is a devout Muslim who happens to work as a restaurant hostess at the Disneyland Resort's Grand Californian hotel in Anaheim.

August 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to silence train horns

Steve Kamau is tired of "noise pollution" from Union Pacific Railroad trains sounding their horns as they ramble through Manteca often at speeds in excess of 55 mph.

August 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chief Bricker dispels myths about crime in Manteca

Repeated double-digit drops in Manteca's crime rate over the past several years has prompted skeptics to claim it is only because people are frustrated and have stopped reporting crime.

August 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Concrete from hell, roof rats & the Winchester Mystery yard

Cement apparently flowed freely in the 1950s.

August 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Northwest Airport Way subject of growth plans

More than 300 acres between Roth Road and Lathrop Road west of Airport Way could accommodate Manteca's next employment center.

August 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I wonder if they are true fans of Def Leppard?

I'm amazed that my older brother Ron can even hear.

August 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Press McNerney & Harmer to provide solution to illegals bumping jobless American workers

Aqua Spa & Pool went belly-up this past week.

August 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Volunteers free up police

Police Chief Dave Bricker knows what Manteca would be like without the dedicated volunteers who help the department protect lives and property.

August 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca plans going purple to save on green

The advancement of a $2.3 million project to landscape large swaths of the Highway 99 and Highway 120 Bypass corridors through Manteca could end up saving the general fund money by reducing water costs for park irrigation.

August 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

Storage at New Melones Reservoir has dropped below 400,000 acre feet for the first time since 1991.

July 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The truth about America can be found in Manteca

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on July 4, 2007.

July 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use by 37% in June

Manteca residents are taking the severe drought - that has sent reservoirs throughout California to record low levels and dropped underground water tables - seriously.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Will Manteca burn?

Dry grass. Drought stressed landscaping. Shake roofs. Winds expected to be between 10 and 12 mph.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Celebrations set for Ripon & Manteca

A parade, watermelon eating contest, World War II mural dedication, a pancake breakfast, pow wow, and aerial fireworks will mark the Fourth of July in Manteca and Ripon.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why pay 1,875 times more than you have to?

I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don't notice very many garage sale signs - if any -from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ten faces and our freedoms

Do yourself a favor.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn't think Christians should hide their faith.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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