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Manteca reserve firefighters may take 56% pay cut

Manteca's reserve firefighters may soon work for 56 percent less pay.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City may cover utility fees for Boys & Girls

Excess interest in the municipal enterprise accounts involving water, sewer, and solid waste may be used to cover city utility fees for the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The vision known as the Tidewater Bike Path system

Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


City dodges garbage rate hike

A pre-emptive move to cut labor costs in the city's enterprise operations – sewer, water, garbage, and the golf course – is helping Manteca avoid rate increases induced by The Great Recession that other cities are now pondering.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vandals cause thousands in damages at eight parks

There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Does City Council have obligation to prop up prices of Manteca homes?

There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Orchard Valley: The devil, as, they say, is in the details

Manteca's biggest park-n-ride lot is also one of Manteca's best-kept secrets.

January 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trimming new housing costs

Changing how Manteca has developers cover the tab for major infrastructure could reduce the cost of building a typical home by about $100.

January 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley: Initial sales $26.7M

Retail sales at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley reached $26,758,000 in the initial seven months after the first store opened its doors.

January 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Church seeks excess fruit to glean to feed needy

Driving the streets of Manteca Jim Todd noticed an incredible resource going to waste – fresh citrus.

January 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State law keeps taxpayers in dark regarding Costco payment

Manteca municipal officials found out through commercial leasing agents with Kitchell that Costco was going to locate another store in the region and were considering the east side of Modesto.

January 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Spreckels: Decade’s sweetest story

It was the biggest pile of rubble Manteca had ever seen.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Redundant farm conversion studies adding to cost of housing projects

Manteca bureaucrats have ordered environmental impact studies for farmland conversion despite the fact it has already been addressed in a litigated settlement between the development community, environmental groups, and public agencies throughout San Joaquin County.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Now they’re going after your salt intake

There is no rhyme or reason to the surge in behavior control legislation that goes way beyond traditional criminal and property use laws.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


January: Big month for housing?

Manteca could end up with its best January since 2000 for new housing starts.

January 11, 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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