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Workers coming in from the cold

The days of city crews working "inside" in the fog on $300,000 fire engines and other municipal vehicles are coming to an end before the winter of 2013 rolls around.

October 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Staff idea helps Manteca avoid $500K in water costs every 2 years

Manteca is avoiding recurring costs of over $500,000 at least every two years by digging up city streets and laying new pipeline.

October 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Farm labor housing plan irks Ripon homeowners

RIPON - Subdivision residents on the east side of Jack Tone Road midway between Highway 99 and Ripon's West Main Street are voicing their discontent over farm labor housing that is now being built just across the road from their homes.

October 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SF: No longer taking bad homeless behavior lying down?

Are some homeless becoming too aggressive?

October 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let there be (cheaper) light

Changing a few light bulbs - 4,800 to be exact - will save Manteca taxpayers at least $150,000 a year.

October 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca buying 5 buses with stimulus funds

Federal stimulus funds are allowing Manteca to buy its own transit system buses.

October 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unhappy Meal: Tyranny by government

Ronald McDonald is about as popular in San Francisco as a 9.1 earthquake.

October 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


New RDA area would not have eminent domain authority

Eminent domain - the taking of private property by condemnation for private or a second-party private use - will not be allowed in the proposed new project area of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency.

October 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keep it private or public?

Privatizing operations of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System is being pondered by county leaders trying to wrestle with future budgets with the expectation they will soon have inadequate funds to cover basic services.

October 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ag conversion fee drops $1,353 an acre

Austin Road Business Park- should it move forward to the point development rights are granted - could end up costing developers more than $1.4 million less in the next 12 months.

October 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Flash! Manteca may OK electronic signs

Nearly 30 years ago, the big controversy in Manteca had to do with a revolving chicken bucket sign.

October 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will new animal shelter still cheat Manteca residents?

Manteca's woefully inadequate animal shelter is finally being addressed.

October 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More to aim for besides 4-year colleges

Jason Messer may be the Manteca Unified School District superintendent but he's also a parent.

October 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


1,500+ church volunteers helping community

Instead of going to church next Sunday congregations from three Manteca houses of worship plus other volunteers are "Takin' it to the Streets" as part of a Christian outreach to serve the community.

October 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Classless act by Sierra High fan(s) at EU

You want to see something that is completely without class?

October 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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High speed rail crossroads

Manteca is on track to be impacted by high speed rail.

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELPING HOMELESS

The homeless - especially families, mothers, and children - are hard to tell apart from those who have a permanent roof over their heads that they can ...

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bill: Allow homeless to sleep in vehicles

The homeless in Manteca often sleep in vehicles - both at night and during the day.

August 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California’s training wheels for young adults

If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No room(s) in Manteca

Representatives from McWhinney Development - the firm looking to invest upwards of $200 million to build a Great Wolf Resort in Manteca - were in town earlier ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FRENCH CAMP

Editor's note: This is an occasional series marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Manteca Unified School District.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The missing yellow plates along Louise

A reader wanted to know why the Louise Avenue corridor enhancement project undertaken by the City of Manteca didn't include installing the yellow metal ...

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The goal: Saving green

Reducing the carbon footprint of Manteca Unified School District is as much about saving green as it is being green.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones draining down to 1991 levels

The New Melones Resevior is continuing to slip toward puddle status.

August 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRUSTEE DRAIN RESIGNS

Nine months after voters dumped two incumbents their replacements are no longer on the Manteca Unified School District board.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


S. Manteca likely site for next school

The next new school to be built in Manteca Unified will in all likelihood be built south of Woodward Avenue.

August 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop flushing money

Manteca businesses - especially restaurants - may be flushing money down the drain.

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SLOW DOWN

Twice in two years pedestrians have been killed in Manteca after being struck by drivers who said they were "blinded" by the sun as they ...

August 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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