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Jobless rate in Manteca reaches 15%

Manteca suffered a second straight record month of post World War II unemployment in December.

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California mulling its own single payer health care plan

Would you entrust the folks who can't balance a budget, won't make the hard decisions to cut expenses by whittling down bloated bureaucracies, and steal from cities and counties to cover up their own fiscal irresponsibility to take over your health insurance?

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felony crimes drop 15.45% in Manteca

Six of the 11 felony crimes that the FBI uses to determine the safety of a community continue to sustain double digit drops in Manteca.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Land sale part of effort to trim public works costs annually by $650,000

The sale of land adjacent to a water well site is netting $459,000 toward a $5.9 million plan to upgrade and expand Manteca's municipal corporation yards straddling the 100 block of East Wetmore Street.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Trash costs more to get rid of in Tracy than Manteca

It wasn't too many years ago that a former Manteca City Council member's mantra was "privatize, privatize, privatize."

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Extending vote to 14-year-olds isn’t way to change things

Al Fleming Jr. was a cool seventh grade social studies teacher.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move-up buyers now selling

More and more owner occupied homes that are not under duress are making their way to market.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


FHA suspending 90-day rule for mortgages

Finally there is some relief coming for those first-time buyers battling investors for foreclosures.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Key RDA loans paid in full

Three of the biggest – as well as most pivotal and controversial Manteca Redevelopment Agency loans – have been paid in full and ahead of schedule.

January 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Asphalt problems along E. Alameda will be repaired

Gouges in the pavement, crumbling asphalt along gutters and areas that it appeared weren't over paved on East Alameda Street will all be fixed when the weather cooperates.

January 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should the city be in the Fourth of July business?

I do not need the government to help me celebrate the Fourth of July.

January 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kelley Brothers: Here’s to the first 10 years

The El Rey Theatre – gutted by a fire after the screening of "The Towering Inferno on Aug. 6, 1975 – stood for 24 years as a burned out shell at the heart of Manteca.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


High fee may prompt owners to fix dogs

Increasing the license fee for dogs in Manteca that are not spayed or neutered to $100 a year is part of a municipal strategy to reduce the amount of unwanted pets.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


El Rey: Manteca’s grand dame in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kelley Brothers: A textbook RDA project

The first glance inside the boarded up El Rey in 1998 was a real eye opener.

January 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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1,900 families may go without Thanksgiving meal

The drought means upwards of 200 more families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will struggle this Thanksgiving to put food on their table, let alone a traditional feast.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trick to not losing $10K: Don’t drive after drinking

It's no trick: If you are under 21 and get pulled over tonight - or any time for that matter -driving after taking just a sip of alcohol you will likely lose your license.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t forget homeless we don’t notice

The advantage of working past midnight – if you want to call it that – is you become familiar with a Manteca few see.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUDDING ARTISTS

An art auction with original creations by budding artists is part of this year's Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon set for Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, on Comcast Cable 97.

October 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless sleep in trash bins

City of Manteca garbage crews on Tuesday had to call for assistance to clear three homeless out of a commercial trash bin and enclosure for a fast food restaurant where they had been camping, sleeping, and apparently scavenging food.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Godzilla’ helps trigger summit

Manteca's homeless problem is multi-faceted.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THAT’S THE TICKET

The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT

Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers pay $14,543 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.

October 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Logging cell calls

The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Road work may deliver 9,134 jobs

There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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