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Typical payment drops $2,500 a month

The first-time homebuyer story of four years ago in Manteca now seems like ancient history.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Buyers of homes with deep value cuts will reap tax advantages for years to come

Call it the Darwin Proposition 13 effect.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


How about a tax on politicians to avoid fattening California’s deficit?

The state bureaucracy is bloated.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$62.4M to strengthen levees

The chances of flooding in Lathrop and southwest Manteca will be reduced significantly thanks to $62.4 million in state bond money awarded this week to Reclamation District 17.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time = money when talking traffic

Waiting up to 20 seconds longer at traffic signals on roads either yet to be built or widened in Manteca could reduce the rise in the cost of future housing as well as save future tax dollars when it comes to street maintenance.

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders eye starting homes at River Islands

Looking for signs of a thaw in the new housing market that has gone into a deep freeze as the median price of a Manteca home plunged 57 percent in four years?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will we be able to slide like a Man-tee-kan once again?

Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Hot dogs & redemption

Irineo Gutierrez Jr. is going to sell hot dogs in Manteca after all.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California cities fighting thievery with thievery

Now the real fun begins.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tule Fog Fete marking winter’s end March 7

A week after Ripon celebrates the arrival of millions upon millions of white and pink almond blossoms, Caswell Park will mark the end of the tule fog season.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools provide 1 in 10 SJ jobs

Education is big business in San Joaquin County.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca RDA has $89.8M in its accounts

Independent auditors give the Manteca Redevelopment Agency high marks for fiscal soundness.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


What you weigh is more than just numbers

The four words I fear the most.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More retail, job centers are key

Continued retail growth as well as more business parks and possibly office towers could end up being the long-term solution to Manteca's general fund woes.

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


RDA loans for home repairs may increase to $15,000 cap

Homeowners needing to make health and safety repairs in Manteca but are having a tough time securing help from a bank can look to the Manteca Redevelopment Agency for possible help.

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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VFW celebrates groundbreaking Monday

A new $1.6 million community center that will serve as the home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is part of the ongoing revitalization of the Moffat Boulevard corridor.

November 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going door-less curing me of cluttering urge

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 6, 2010.

November 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t perfect in a Mayberry vanilla way

My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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