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Manteca crime rates inches up by 3.84 percent

Manteca crime rose in the first quarter - led by a 145 percent surge in aggravated assaults that includes drive-by shootings.

May 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Marty Harris being honored for supporting ag education

Marty Harris - a driving force behind support for Manteca Unified's successful agricultural program - is regarded by many in both South County farming and education circles as an unsung hero.

May 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


End county’s role as dumping ground for SF Bay Area

Michael and Jeannie LaForge are not NIMBYs as in not in my backyard.

May 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bell tower still resonates with many

It is the tower that evokes emotion among long-time Manteca residents.

May 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Garden nursery may open near Kaiser Hospital

A new plant nursery and garden center may take root near Kaiser Hospital on West Yosemite Avenue.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What is lurking out there in the shadows?

There is a growing consensus among economists - and experts with firms that track housing such as CoreLogic and RealtyTrac - that the housing slide has ended.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Political expediency could cost Manteca taxpayers $207,000

Scorched earth politics.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PAYING FOR PARK THEY CAN’T USE

Union Ranch homeowners a year ago left a Manteca City Council meeting with assurances a neighborhood park they were being assessed $496.31 apiece per year to maintain would be in place by now.

May 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Got weeds again? Manteca may slap $100 fine on you plus other costs

Clear the weeds or face possible $100 fine.

May 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


There’s 1,550 more Mantecans

Manteca was the 10th fastest growing city in California during 2011.

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Practicality trumps sentimentality in water tower debate

The water tower is coming down.

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Transit station: prelude to rebirth coming down the tracks to downtown?

What came first: The transit station or the train?

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to bury landfill expansion

Farmers and environmentalists along with pilots are joining forces to try and block a proposed 184-acre expansion of Forward Landfill on Austin Road north of Manteca.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Transit station: Downtown icon?

Manteca's first municipal building in the downtown district since closure of the two-story brick city hall on Sycamore Avenue in the 1970s is more than just a basic transit station.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s ‘Flag Man’ has been on the job for 10 years overseeing placement of 2,400 flags

Les Thomas is a patriot at heart.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignored its flood policies

Had Manteca followed its own general plan adopted in 2003, all of the homes built south of the 120 Bypass straddling Airport Way would have ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City drops consultant hired by Elena Reyes

A cornerstone of City Manager Elena Reyes' first - and only - significant initiative has been quietly dropped.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Workshop Thursday on future of Manteca

Manteca will be closing in on - if not exceeding - 120,000 residents when the year 2040 rolls around.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

Good news and bad news is coming this way.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AFFORDABLE HOUSING? IN MANTECA?

Vista Verde Apartments is a well-kept, low-key complex on Eastwood Avenue in north Manteca.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHOW US THE MONEY

The complaints and concerns were numerous.

March 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tara Park: Could it be next school to be built?

New elementary students east of Interstate 5 in Lathrop could be bussed to a new school in southwest Manteca as the first impacts of a ...

March 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

OAKDALE -The appeal of riding the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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