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A bridge to Lathrop’s future

LATHROP – The fourth crossing of the San Joaquin River in the South County could be in place by the end of 2013.

February 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New homes may slightly help ease city budget crunch

Manteca has a big financial stake in trying to encourage at least 300 new homes to be built annually over the next several years.

February 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You’ve got to love those #%&•@! state lawmakers

California has a $20 billion deficit, is releasing tens of thousands of hardcore felons early from prison, education funding is being slashed, public college tuitions are soaring, and unemployment is at 12 percent statewide.

February 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alarming shortfall for fire needs

Thousands of homes have been built in Manteca during the last 20 years that are outside a 5-minute response time of a fire station.

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Best of Manteca closes nominations on Monday

Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The homeless problem we don’t want to address

"You can't expect people to turn their lives around if you don't provide them with the opportunity to do so." – Dave Thompson, executive director of the HOPE Family Shelters

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area investors may ultimately help push up Manteca housing prices

Bay Area housing prices may once again impact future trends in Manteca values.

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Giving HOPE to 2,000 families

Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TURN: PG&E trying to lock high power rates into constitution

The California Legislature today is conducting a joint hearing on Proposition 16 – the measure PG&E crafted for the June 8 ballot requiring a super majority of voters to approve any attempts to weaken the for-profit's monopoly on retail power sales.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The X-factor: X equals Y? In your dreams

It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Deficit: 50% building related

Manteca is spending between $1.5 million and $2 million in staff time related to the processing of development projects, building plans, and inspecting construction.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SSJID starting irrigation season March 19

Water could start running through South San Joaquin Irrigation District ditches to South County farmers on March 19.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Discount pricing to build homes in Manteca? No way

Developers are playing with fire – literally.

February 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hasta la vista, bonus bucks?

The days of free-flowing bonus bucks – up to $17,000 charged on each new tract home built in Manteca – may be ending.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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Homeless shelters ‘a right’

Any group has "the right" to open a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca as long as they do so in a general commercial zone.

December 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cities prepare for floods while drought continues

The biggest threat to Manteca and Lathrop: Flood or drought?

December 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Louise: On track for widening

Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.

December 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Morowit goes GQ on council

The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday's meeting didn't go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hernandez gets nod for council

Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vacant council seat may be filled tonight

Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


½ cent tax key to ACE

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The good guys still wear blue

Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Storm didn’t really help storage

Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making PG&E offer next step

Lloyd Haworth insisted.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Riffraff from SJ Valley buy $500K homes in Pleasanton

Folks who can only afford $500,000 homes are riffraff.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FHA loan limits need to go up

Most first-time buyers can come up with the income to comfortably cover a monthly house payment but often lack the money needed up front.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


210 turkeys needed for Christmas meals

Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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