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Push on to not split Manteca into 2 districts

Manteca civic and business leaders are lobbying for a redistricting plan that would end Manteca's status as a divided city for the past 20 years when it comes to representation on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

June 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A possible way to keep those six firefighters

Here is the $1.2 million question: Does anyone on the Manteca City Council have the stomach to take a calculated risk to preserve municipal service levels for another year by saving the jobs of six firefighters and at least some of the 10 other municipal workers due to be laid off on July 1 in order to balance the budget?

June 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less firefighters = longer response

The pending layoff of six firefighters and taking the 100-foot aerial platform engine company off first-line status will trigger an estimated 10 percent drop off in Manteca meeting its target of getting firefighters on the scene of emergencies within five minutes of being dispatched.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


258 housing starts

May has turned into the biggest month in six years for private sector construction in Manteca with the issuance of building permits valued at $14.8 million for the 153-unit Belagio apartment complex being built on East Atherton Drive east of Van Ryn Avenue.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Today I’m the happiest brother in the world

It was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen: My sister leaving UC Davis Medical Center in a wheelchair Sunday afternoon.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Barkley: Repeal 2nd Amendment

Mike Barkley is a former member of the National Rifle Association.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING A BIG SPLASH

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you just want to splash around and have fun?

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A tax solution that could make things a lot worse

Do you drink alcohol? Perhaps you smoke cigarettes. Maybe you drive a vehicle. Do you earn a pay check? Are you among the folks who buy items at retail stores or dine in restaurants?

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bricker: From cadet to chief

His hands were shaking.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water efficiency for farm usage goal of $14M irrigation project

Farmers south of Manteca will become some of the most efficient users of water on the planet when the 2012 irrigation season starts in March.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop: In same state districts?

Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and Escalon may end up in the same Assembly and State Senate districts for the first time in at least 20 years.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro Shops is deal that’s paying off for Manteca

Imagine the City of Manteca having to spend $3.5 million to cover a bond payment because The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley isn't finished.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeowners at Del Webb pay proportionately more in city taxes

It isn't a myth that Del Webb residents contribute more to Manteca's municipal bottom line than a typical household.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Gung Ho! then heave ho?

Gung Ho! – a city personnel training effort that involved all but 20 of Manteca's 350 municipal employees – has been slammed by the head of the Manteca Firefighters Association.

June 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Just how ‘dire’ is the loss of six firefighters?

Does anyone really want to see Manteca lose six firefighters?

June 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in ...

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca's anti-panhandling ordinance.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their ...

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel

Want to see what a classic political hit piece looks like?

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zapien: Build Manteca center

The rise of South San Joaquin County isn't lost on Moses Zapien.

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CLASS OF 2016

Generations of Manteca-Lathrop residents owe their good health to Dr. Randall K. Yee and his late father Dr. Richard Duck Moon Yee.

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Political hit piece aimed at Manteca councilman along with wife

Richard and Linda Silverman had a bit of a surprise this past week.

May 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless can do the crime and not do the time

Welcome to San Joaquin County, Homeless Haven USA.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GRAND SLAM

Ten years this October the first ball was tossed at Big League Dreams - a $30 million sports complex that displaced fields of corn that was ...

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD got Manteca into the game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council weans CVB off hotel room taxes

Manteca visitors are expected to spend almost $11 million on hotel rooms - including nearly $1 million in room taxes - in the fiscal year starting July ...

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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