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The Bypass/99 woodlands

Federal stimulus money can be a beautiful thing.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 workers using interest free city loans for computers

Almost 40 percent of Manteca's 260 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The promise of community-based government

Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Measure K keeps SJ moving

Every time someone buys a dollar's worth of taxable merchandise in San Joaquin County they are contributing a half cent to fix potholes, build major roadways, construct railroad crossings, secure bike paths and roadway landscaping plus help advance rail and bus transportation.

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Supersizing of McMansions during 2000s

The 1950s was the era of the flat-top in Manteca with a typical home – even those with traditional roof lines - consisting of a one-car garage, a little over 800 square feet and two bedrooms and a bathroom.

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No economic justice for San Joaquin Valley

The Congressional Research Service in December of 2005 released a 353-page report that dubbed the eight-county San Joaquin Valley as "The New Appalachia."

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca could take a cue from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is definitely a much more expensive place to live than Manteca.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Full speed ahead on outlets

Crews are working seven days a week to finish what will be Manteca's biggest retail coup of 2010 – upscale outlet stores.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rubber really meets the road in Manteca

Old tires may just end up on your street – in the asphalt that is.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rethinking how city serves Manteca

De-centralized government could be the next big thing in Manteca.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vision 2020: An exercise in futility for 26 citizens back in 1998

It was almost a giddy experience back in 1998.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Toter, we’re not in Manteca anymore

Dorothy was driving her 1975 Yugo on the Highway 120 Bypass in a fierce summer wind storm.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Home prices retreat to mid-1998 level

All value gained – and then some – in the past 12 years for Manteca resale homes based on median price at the close of escrow is gone.

January 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento can’t have it both ways

Remember the name Frank Roesch.

January 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s home grown economy

The decade started with McSizing the American Dream.

January 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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