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Mountain House: Nothing more than a big subdivision in middle of nowhere

Developers bragged Mountain House was "The Town of Tomorrow" when they broke ground at the dawn of the 21st century on the new community on the edge of the rolling Altamont Hills in western San Joaquin County.

May 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saturday offers smorgasbord of things to do

Saturday offers plenty to do in Manteca ranging from a garden tour and the opening day of the Senior Games to a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

May 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mormons sprucing up 13 Manteca parks

More than 300 Mormon volunteers will help spruce up 13 Manteca municipal parks on Saturday.

May 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ending the debate: Provide resources to ICE illegals

Are we a nation of laws or a nation of situational ethics?

May 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A lot of home & assurances for $299K

No worries, no problems, plus plenty of appeal and value.

May 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


City’s green thumb saves money

Everything is coming up roses just 10 months after Manteca took over the city's 23 landscape maintenance districts they previously contracted out to private firms.

May 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca plans plenty of road work during spring, summer

Get ready for some major road work.

May 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Mayor: Just say no to $89K a year lobbyist

Mayor Willie Weatherford wants to pull the plug on the city's contract with a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm.

May 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Jennie makes it hurt so good while proving that I’m wrong

Jennie, I believe, is determined to kill me or, at least, prove me wrong.

May 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Got weeds? It may cost you

Chronic violators of Manteca's weed abatement laws are not only creating fire hazards but they're costing taxpayers at least $200 to get them to comply.

May 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Judge: State can take $8.1M from Manteca redevelopment

Manteca is taking an $8.1 million hit thanks to a Sacramento Superior Court judge siding with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

May 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Delicato buys Napa Valley estate-style winery

Delicato Family Vineyards is now arguably among the most versatile wineries in California with its acquisition of the Black Stallion Winery in the fabled Napa Valley.

May 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Sacrificing 170,000 jobs to pay 55,000 state workers for another year

Sacramento today wouldn't be much more than a larger version of Modesto if it wasn't for one thing – a decision in 1854 by the California Legislature to abandon Benicia and move the seat of state government.

May 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Games luring 500 athletes to Manteca

About 500 athletes are converging on Manteca from as far away as Arizona and Utah to compete in the 2010 Manteca Senior Games that open on Saturday.

May 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Here’s a shocker: CPUC says PG&E isn’t playing by the rules in Marin

PG&E's corporate brass are once again doing what they do best which is not playing by the rules.

May 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Ripon: End of line for ACE?

There's a possibility downtown Manteca and Ripon will get Altamont Corridor Express service even if Stanislaus County voters continue to reject a sales tax for roads, buses, and trains.

March 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do not put dog park by VFW Hall

Let's cut to the chase.

March 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


56 homeless & counting

There are 56 unsheltered homeless in Manteca.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Modesty & consorting with retailer Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch isn't exactly a retailer known for modesty.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING DROUGHT WORSE?

More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Springtime in Manteca means gophers are popping up

Capistrano has its swallows. Pier 39 has its sea lions. And Manteca has its gophers.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE needs may come at expense of bus service

Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Single family homes: All that matters in Manteca

Let's be honest.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snowpack just 14% of normal

They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GIVING HOPE

Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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