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Finally, the city may address Powers speeding

One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Roundabout for Powers Avenue?

Manteca's first roundabout designed to address a pre-existing traffic problem may go in on South Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street in a bid to improve the safety of children walking to and from Lincoln School.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E wants $20.59 more a month; SSJID says not so fast

If you're a typical PG&E customer using 850 kilowatts hours per month brace yourself for a possible $17.44 jump in your monthly power bill on Jan. 1, 2011.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


863 more homes up for council approval

The annexation of 240 acres immediately south of the developed neighborhoods around Woodward Park will accommodate 863 more single family homes.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


America’s ‘new’ neighborhoods weaken sense of community

Americans no longer have the concept of shame nor community responsibility.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Garfield Ave. closing during Manteca High school hours?

Garfield Avenue that slices through the Manteca High campus could be closed during school hours and school -sponsored events such as football games.

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


PG&E: We’ll sue to block CEQA

PG&E is threatening to sue the South San Joaquin Irrigation District over a 24-inch natural gas pipeline project in rural South Manteca that the SSJID board refused to rubber stamp.

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Did PG&E learn anything from Hinkley disaster?

How can PG&E get a free pass from strict California water quality standards involving what can be discharged into the San Joaquin River and Delta when municipalities, farmers, and other businesses are held to significantly higher standards?

January 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mandatory inspection of rentals?

Trash and junk was stacked as high as the 6-foot fence and covered almost the entire back and side yards.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drug store, fast food restaurant building on site at Airport & 120

A drug store plus a fast food restaurant have signed deals to locate at the Stadium Retail Center where the Dress Barn and Jo-Ann's Fabrics are scheduled to open next month.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca lives by the code (The code of anything goes)

Manteca is talking about actually getting tougher with property maintenance regulations.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What goes down must come up

The typical transaction involving an existing home closing escrow in Manteca is flat – for now.

January 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Crime down 20.5% since 2005

Manteca's economy was on a roll in 2005 and so were criminals.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Possible zoning modifications would change Manteca’s face

Zoning – arguably the biggest impact on private property that government has – could have sweeping changes in the coming months in Manteca.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A high speed future possible for downtown

Downtown Manteca's future is looking up – literally.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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1,900 families may go without Thanksgiving meal

The drought means upwards of 200 more families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will struggle this Thanksgiving to put food on their table, let alone a traditional feast.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trick to not losing $10K: Don’t drive after drinking

It's no trick: If you are under 21 and get pulled over tonight - or any time for that matter -driving after taking just a sip of alcohol you will likely lose your license.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t forget homeless we don’t notice

The advantage of working past midnight – if you want to call it that – is you become familiar with a Manteca few see.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUDDING ARTISTS

An art auction with original creations by budding artists is part of this year's Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon set for Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, on Comcast Cable 97.

October 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless sleep in trash bins

City of Manteca garbage crews on Tuesday had to call for assistance to clear three homeless out of a commercial trash bin and enclosure for a fast food restaurant where they had been camping, sleeping, and apparently scavenging food.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Godzilla’ helps trigger summit

Manteca's homeless problem is multi-faceted.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THAT’S THE TICKET

The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT

Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers pay $14,543 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.

October 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Logging cell calls

The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Road work may deliver 9,134 jobs

There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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