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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


Water features keep bubbling up

There were no high-profile water features in Manteca seven years ago.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tow surcharge helps reduce injury collisions on city streets

If a Manteca Police officer orders your vehicle towed you'll going to pay a lot more in the coming weeks to get your car back.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two more park playgrounds upgraded

Manteca's multiple year campaign to upgrade neighborhood park playgrounds is two steps closer to completion.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cold turkey time for Sacramento?

Voters could force Sacramento's hand in November if a proposition that would make it illegal for the state to either borrow, redirect, or seize revenue dedicated to local government qualifies for the ballot.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Rain drops will keep falling on Manteca thru Thursday

Get ready for four more days of wind and rain.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘All men are created equal’ must be more than just words

prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Celebrating July 4th early saves $17K

The City Council Tuesday will decide whether to switch the aerial show and the community celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex to Saturday, July 3, in a bid to save the city $17,405. The council meets at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moffat pipe work will help water pressure

Water pressure is expected to improve in the Powers Tract neighborhood and areas north of Moffat Boulevard to South Main Street with a new water main being placed in beneath Moffat Boulevard.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15

Fifty athletes have already entered the 2010 Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s retail future: City makes its own luck

Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


300% increase in dog license?

It may soon cost $20 a year – or four times the current $5 fee – to license a spayed or neutered dog in Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No shelter for homeless

Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SEWER DILEMMA

A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Move to swipe SSJID water

The Bureau of Reclamation is interpreting a state order designed to protect senior water right holders such as South San Joaquin Irrigation District during the drought as a directive to possibly cut off water releases for SSJID use from New Melones Reservoir.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may ban homeless encampments

Homeless encampments anywhere in Manteca could be illegal by December.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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