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Manteca Transit ‘shopaholic’ route debuts

Manteca Transit's newest bus route debuting Monday could easily be dubbed "the shopaholic line."

December 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1980s: Battles shape Manteca’s growth

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Del Webb leads the way

Manteca's Del Webb at Woodbridge sold an impressive one out of every five new homes closing escrow in San Joaquin County during 2009.

December 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Atherton Drive going from Main to west of Wellington

Sometime in 2010 you'll be able to drive on Atherton Drive from Woodward Avenue just west of Moffat Boulevard to Union Road.

December 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1970s: Moving from farming to commuting

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop City Council earns Nero Award

It looks like a Christmas card but it is symbolic of all that is wrong with government in California.

December 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Levee work protecting 20,000

It was a heavy snowfall – much like the Sierra experienced before Christmas – that set the stage 12 years ago this week.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hitting the slopes in Lathrop

LATHROP – The giggles and laughter drown out the sound of nearby truck traffic on Interstate 5.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled water use part of city’s future plans

Sometime in the next 20 years recycled wastewater will play a key role in Manteca's municipal water conservation effort.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s fabled creamery closes

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified’s surplus classrooms: Golden opportunity

The elimination of class-size reduction due to the budget crisis has left districts like Manteca Unified with a surplus of classrooms.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Should downtown be chained to 1001 W. Center?

A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca bucks trend, grows

Manteca Unified enrollment is up 144 students.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Catastrophic flood mars quiet 1950s

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Commitment ceremonies & weddings

A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


You can name a Manteca street with bidding that starts at $2,500

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift - they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Denise’s Farmers Market opening stand in Lathrop

Denise's Farmers Market - a popular produce stand on East Highway 120 midway between Manteca and Escalon across from the winery - is opening a second location in October.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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