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670 more jobs at stake

Union Pacific Chief Executive Officer Jim Young is riding the rails to town Wednesday to brief community leaders on the proposal to roughly quadruple the railroad's truck-to-train intermodal freight operation that hugs the city limit line of Lathrop and Manteca.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$89K for lobbyist from money that can’t help city budget shortfall

Just days before city management told 16 municipal workers – including six firefighters – that they would not have a job as of July 1 due to revenue shortfalls, a split Manteca City Council voted to spend $89,000 to renew a contract with a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID deal nets $274K more from sale of electricity

Two small power plants at Woodard Reservoir 15 miles northeast of Manteca may soon generate average of $247,000 more for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Budge Brown: The farmer who wed Manteca with waterslides

Robert "Budge" Brown didn't simply leave his mark on Manteca.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID’s Shields joins TURN board

South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields has been selected to serve on the state's foremost consumer advocacy board when it comes to protecting the interests of electrical and natural gas customers in California.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Terra Ranch plan before city for 412 housing units

Terra Ranch – a southwest Manteca project featuring 212 single family homes and a 200-unit apartment complex – is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday night.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


300 Mantecans find jobs in April

Some 300 Manteca residents found jobs in April triggering the biggest drop in the city's unemployment rate in over four years.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca plays cards that it was dealt by Sacramento

"There just isn't any money." - Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It is turning into a gentle rolling market

The Manteca housing market appears to be stabilizing in terms of bottom prices.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca laying off 16

Sixteen Manteca municipal workers – including six firefighters – are losing their jobs July 1.

May 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Layoffs mean first-response force is cut by 25%

The loss of six firefighters means Manteca will mothball one engine company starting July 1.

May 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The big lie: $80 a year will save our schools

It is perhaps the most dishonest line in the entire California budget debate: It will only cost a typical family $80 a year to keep tax extensions in place to save the schools, public safety, parks, and anything else you might happen to care about that Sacramento touches.

May 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor: Manteca needs uniformity

Manteca needs a uniform city policy when it comes to landscape maintenance districts.

May 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Class of 2011: Here is a bit of unsolicited advice

It's pomp and circumstance time again.

May 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They bought it Hook, Wine & Sneakers

Wayfaring signs are designed to provide clear directions to ultimate destinations.

May 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Minimum wage, maximum pain

California's minimum wage laws are already having severe impacts on Manteca's two leading non-profits - Give Every Child a Chance and the Manteca-Lathrop Boys ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homes may soon border Sedan Ave.

Manteca's first residential project aimed at serving four distinct income brackets of home buyers is being proposed on 339 acres stretching from a point ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fireworks on 4th at Woodward?

Manteca's Independence Day celebration at Big League Dreams sports complex has been a dud of sorts when it comes to attendance to the activities ...

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford joining Manteca Hall of Fame

Phil Waterford - a businessman driven to serve the less fortunate in the community - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE coming down the tracks?

Altamont Corridor Express trains will start running down the tracks to downtown Manteca, Ripon and Modesto if the California High Speed Rail Authority votes to ...

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


South County Savior

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role ...

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW WATER SOURCE FOR COURSE

Menlo Park's exclusive Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club knows the value of reclaimed wastewater.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$500 fines possible for water abuse

Stricter water rules are now in place for Manteca residents and businesses.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ex-Lathrop chamber CEO hosts book release event

Former Lathrop Chamber of Commerce CEO Mary Kennedy-Bracken is conducting a book release party on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m ...

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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