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Judge decides against dismissing lawsuit against city over Duenez’ death

The City of Manteca has lost its bid to have a $25 million lawsuit filed against the city in federal court over the shooting death of Ernesto Duenez Jr. at the hands of a Manteca Police officer dismissed outright.

February 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Project using non-potable water for landscaping, park

Yosemite Square - a proposed development of 1,024 housing units and a 31.2-acre business park - is being required to use non-potable water for a planned 7-acre park and all public landscaping.

February 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Oakwood Shores making big splash with lifestyle, price & lakefront access

The next best thing in Manteca housing is here: Oakwood Shores.

February 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Is Manteca economy warming up?

It's not exactly the roaring early 2000s but there are signs Manteca's economy is starting to pick up steam.

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca could finally put in place budget next month

Manteca is scheduled to adopt a budget for the current fiscal year 244 days after it started on July 1.

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council honors Officer Cavin for $100,000 burglary case

It was a textbook case of teamwork fighting crime.

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Medical marijuana induces epidemic of chronic pain suffering among young males

The few days that Manteca's medical marijuana clinic was open in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue in 2010 it had quite a few customers seeking relief from "chronic pain."

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saving green to go green

Manteca is now in the same league as New York City and Miami when it comes to cleaner burning garbage trucks.

February 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We’re rewarding those irresponsible borrowers once again

Here's a sobering statistic: Some 42 percent of all borrowers with mortgages in foreclosure haven't made a loan payment in two years.

February 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Helping Manteca weather storms

It's the rainy season and there's not a drop of the wet stuff expected to fall on Manteca for a week or more.

February 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$60K in federal funds may help Manteca’s low income

Thousands of struggling Manteca residents ultimately will benefit from roughly $60,000 in federal funds that the City Council is expected to distribute tonight to qualifying non-profit agencies.

February 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War on drugs: Cut users loose from benefits of civilized society

If the entire population of Ripon was killed in 2010 because of drug violence every politician in the four corners of the United States would be getting the Full Monty from voters to do something.

February 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca crew ACEs contest

One commuter hits an app on his iPhone waiting on the platform for the train. Onboard, another commuter catches up on paperwork. One reads a book while another carries on a video conversation with friends via her iPad as the sun rises.

February 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We often forget how good we really have it here in USA

It seemed endless.

February 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fighting foreclosure blight

Dead grass. Swimming pools with green water infested with mosquitoes. Garbage stacked in yards. Broken windows and trashed interiors.

February 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will someone snap up old Qualex home?

The City of Manteca's auction planned for April will be one for the books.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WAITING ON ATHERTON

It starts weekday afternoons usually around 3 o'clock.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Ten years ago if a teacher gave high school students an assignment to read a particular classic they had two basic options.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City moves to nudge along apartment construction

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday moved to make it easier for developers to build apartments, condos, and townhouses without costing the city a dime.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULSE FLOWS A BIT FISHY

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Hall of Fame seeks 2017 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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