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Storm brewing over costs

The buyers of homes in new Manteca neighborhoods approved in the mid-1990s were forced by conditions placed on development to pay into landscape maintenance districts.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State’s RDA money grab costs jobs of 3 city workers

Three City of Manteca planning technicians lost their jobs after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's move to commandeer $2.05 billion in redevelopment funds was upheld in court.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca gang violence on upswing

Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one glaring exception - gang violence.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD’s growth streak continues in 1st quarter

Inclement weather in January, February, and March failed to slow down growth in attendance and play at the Big league Dreams sports complex.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keeping cost of government down is our responsibility

Why is government so out of whack? The answer is simple. We want it both ways.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Has Manteca bottomed out?

The median value of homes changing hands in Manteca ended 2.5 years of freefall sometime during the summer of 2009.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council pondering fate of $89K contract for DC lobbyist

Is spending $89,000 on a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., worth it?

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Juvenile burglary suspects may soon wear ankle monitors

Juveniles arrested for burglary in Manteca may soon be forced to wear ankle monitors.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E’s style of doing business: Break the rules & then apologize

PG&E's brass will do whatever it takes to protect their multi-million dollar compensation packages whether it is breaking laws, distorting the truth, or leading an effort to amend the California Constitution to shore up their monopoly.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Doing wheelies wasting time?

Austen Nunes is Manteca's undisputed wheelie king.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may broker truces between gangs with $500K in federal funds

A $500,000 "Peace Keeper" program that would interface with Manteca gangs has the total support of Manteca Police Chief David Bricker and could become a reality as soon as October.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


There’s no one faster doing a wheelie for 100 meters

Young kids in his neighborhood call Austen Nunes a show-off.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may pull plug on two project studies

Don't look for a wider bridge deck any time soon at the Airport Way and Highway 120 Bypass interchange.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legislature protects corporations while sticking it to small guys

Decades of lip service, adding on programs and regulations willy-nilly to appease special interest groups whether they are corporate campaign contributors or advocacy groups, and the use of accounting mirrors and borrowing in advance against revenues are about to come to a head.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


93 more homes near Veritas School

An almond orchard eventually will be replaced with 93 single family homes on a 24-acre parcel on the south side of Woodward Avenue to the east of Union Road.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Cell call to 9-1-1 is as good as land line in city

There was a time if you called 9-1-1 from a cell phone that law enforcement wouldn't have the foggiest idea of exactly where you are calling from.

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FHA LOANS: Don’t bite at email, or snail mail loan refinancing offers without exploring options

If you have a FHA backed mortgage there are a lot of people out there convinced you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year if you just call them.

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO

A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca farmers market gets makeover

Get ready for Market & Music in Manteca.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chris Teicheira ranked 5,685th in ESPN’s NCAA challenge

Chris Teicheira almost picked the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to a T.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Kahoot! developers dropping by Manteca schools

Two key players behind the Kahoot! are stopping by Manteca Unified on Friday lured by how the game-based classroom response system is catching on in local classrooms since the Going Digital roll out.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legendary cross-country coach speaking at Sierra High on Monday

Sierra High has a movie date with the winningest cross country coach in California Interscholastic Federation history.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chamber launches ‘Business Buddies’

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new initiative to help small business dealing with the city permitting process.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE REVOLUTION

They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca outpatient surgery center?

Manteca could have a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center by early 2016.

March 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Conflicting addresses for Manteca trustees

The question isn't going away: Was Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain legal residents of the Manteca Unified School District let alone the area they were running to represent when they filed last August to seek election?

March 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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