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Manteca apartment rents drop since start of 2009

A glut of rental homes is sending Manteca apartment rents downward virtually across the board.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


82 more homes in works along Woodward Avenue

Three separate projects that could add 82 homes on the south side of Woodward Avenue between Woodward Park and Atherton Drive are before the Manteca Planning Commission on Tuesday.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Taking a bit more than a little off the top and off the sides

Communication – or lack thereof – is a many splendid thing.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Salt: The next sewer rate buster?

Salt could do to your monthly sewer bill what ammonia did – raise it considerably.

September 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Employment picture improves in Manteca

Manteca's unemployment picture – as well as that of every other community in San Joaquin County – bucked the statewide trend in August as more people went back to work.

September 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I wrote the book on first date disasters

First dates and disasters are one in the same for me.

September 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca opts not to join LA in divesting from banks in foreclosure tiff

Manteca's City Council isn't about to tell banks their business.

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Meth for Clunkers: It could be fed’s next big giveaway

NEWS ITEM: Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say tried to trade his 74-year-old father's Lincoln for $50 worth of crack cocaine.

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A home’s value versus its worth

Why, the reader asked in an e-mail, are you still in your home if you paid $189,900 for it in March 2008 and the assessor says it is worth only $102,000 as of Jan. 1, 2009?

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


People mover down on the farm

LATHROP - San Francisco International Airport has them. The Stockton Metro Airport doesn't. However, Dell'Osso Farms will soon have one.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca BLD set to smash records with 400K guests

Big League Dreams Manteca is the undisputed champ for paid attendance among the nine replica Major League Baseball sports complexes managed by the Southern California-based firm.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police dog ‘Gage’ suffered no ill effects during tear gas standoff

Manteca Police canine "Gage" reportedly suffered no ill effects in the recent capture of an alleged armed bank robber who had secreted himself in the attic of a duplex in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is there a dirty dancer among them?

So just who is more suave of a dancer – Manteca Councilman Steve DeBrum or Commons at Union Ranch (Premier Care) Chief Executive Officer Don Peterson?

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID retail power will help agriculture survive & thrive

Manteca's city leaders may not have realized it but when they took a vote Tuesday night to support South San Joaquin Irrigation District in their bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon they endorsed a plan that will help agriculture survive and thrive in the South County.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: SSJID yes, PG&E no

Manteca's elected leaders want South San Joaquin Irrigation District to be the city's retail power provider.

September 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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SSJID water outlook is improving

You can go jump into the lake today.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNION RANCH APPEAL

There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

April 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca alleys: Retain & repair or eliminate?

Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Make it appeal to Petula Clark

It's not 1918 anymore.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VILLA TICINO

One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca may slash graywater system permits

Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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