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Manteca must cut $3.8 million from upcoming 2010-11 budget

Manteca needs to trim $3.8 million from the upcoming municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Donner Party inspires latest Sacramento budget moves

Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Wet & wild? Storm system works

A series of storms such as are now moving through Manteca would have sent business and home owners alike scurrying for sand bags in some parts of the city just 30 years ago.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripping it all out & doing it may way

When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


BIA wants Manteca to slash growth fees 50%

The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca picks up tab for Boys & Girls Club trash, water & sewer

Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bonus bucks in abeyance? Only with some strings

It is pretty sobering to think that without the bonus bucks collected over the years Manteca today would have either 46 less police officers and firefighters or 75 less parks, streets, and general staff workers.

January 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks: Key to job stimulus?

Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.

January 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Industrial easing pain on Main?

Joe Kelley doesn't need a traffic study to know what is happening – traffic is slowly dropping off at Manteca's most notorious intersection for back-ups in the heart of downtown.

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Can 957 lots ready to go help ease municipal budget woes?

There are 957 finished residential lots ready for homes to be built that could generate $633,000 annually to reduce municipal budget gaps.

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jobless rate in Manteca reaches 15%

Manteca suffered a second straight record month of post World War II unemployment in December.

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California mulling its own single payer health care plan

Would you entrust the folks who can't balance a budget, won't make the hard decisions to cut expenses by whittling down bloated bureaucracies, and steal from cities and counties to cover up their own fiscal irresponsibility to take over your health insurance?

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felony crimes drop 15.45% in Manteca

Six of the 11 felony crimes that the FBI uses to determine the safety of a community continue to sustain double digit drops in Manteca.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Land sale part of effort to trim public works costs annually by $650,000

The sale of land adjacent to a water well site is netting $459,000 toward a $5.9 million plan to upgrade and expand Manteca's municipal corporation yards straddling the 100 block of East Wetmore Street.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Trash costs more to get rid of in Tracy than Manteca

It wasn't too many years ago that a former Manteca City Council member's mantra was "privatize, privatize, privatize."

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Proposed law targets public urination

There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.

October 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Curse all of Manteca’s greedy developers

Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thompson retiring as HOPE shelters exec

Dave Thompson has spent the past 14 years helping struggling families and single moms get off the streets.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Men’s shelter: It’s OK if you want it in your neighborhood

There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New look for Highway 99

Sometime in 2015 the Highway 99 corridor's transformation through Manteca will be complete.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The marvelous tech invention known as books

Books are more powerful than computers.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Conversion to baseball costs $549K

It will cost $549,510 to convert Morenzone Field that was created originally for adult softball to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s been a blast for Dell’Osso

Some thought Ron Dell'Osso was out of his gourd.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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