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Affordable housing: Manteca needs to think like Mr. Potter

Affordable housing is all the rage. Politicians want it. Builders want it. Home buyers want it.

February 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Mother Nature gets $1.4M boost from Obama bucks

The long-awaited Highway 99 landscaping at the twin Highway 120 interchanges is finally in the pipeline.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth lights its own way

It costs Manteca taxpayers $397,000 a year to provide power for 4,800 street lights.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca shifting to performance based budgeting

There's a new bottom line coming to City Hall – performance-based budgeting.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Palm Beach, jail sales tax, & Manteca

Palm Beach in Florida is the winter play land of the Eastern Seaboard's old money.

February 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Roundabouts in Manteca’s future

QUESTION: What can slow down traffic yet keep it moving, ease air pollution, eliminate the need for electricity, reduce future municipal maintenance costs, and help keep new housing costs down?

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Snowpack promising but drought worries far from being over

The Stanislaus River basin that the South County depends on to irrigate crops and supply municipal water to Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy is at 114 percent of normal for snowpack.

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why PG&E fears SSJID as well as Marin County

It is abundantly clear with each passing day that PG&E – a key player in plunging California into a downward spiral and helping set the stage for the recall of Gov. Gray Davis when it successfully greased politicians in Sacramento to deregulate power in the Golden State – never intended to play by the rules it helped create.

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So is this the bottom?

Are things leveling out in the Manteca housing market?

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Law & Disorder: The shape of things to come

Three young men apparently thought it would be fun Tuesday night to go around with flashing red and blue strobe lights and pull over unsuspecting motorists and ask for their identification.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Push for ½ cent jail sales tax

The November ballot could include a half cent sales tax designed to generate $40 million to pay for the staffing and operations of an expanded San Joaquin County Jail.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop signs, crosswalks for Powers

All Councilwoman Debby Moorhead wanted on Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street to improve the safety of pedestrians was a crosswalk.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca, Ripon & Escalon say ‘yes’ to SSJID, ‘no’ to PG&E

Two years ago PG&E was able to garner support among elected leaders in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to thwart South San Joaquin Irrigation District efforts to gain official council support of SSJID's efforts to enter the retail power business.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is Manteca Ronald McDonald’s kind of place?

The fast food proliferation in Manteca continues.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIA pushing double suicide pact with city

If you are clinging to the side of a capsized boat in the middle of shark infested waters praying for rescuers to come to your aid, would you deliberately slash yourself to let blood flow into the water?

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkeys R Us deficit cut to 586 turkeys

The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign - a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas - are those who know tough times.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca will follow ruling on concealed carry permits

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finally, a home for VFW Post

After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Later garbage collection to counter Toter diving?

Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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