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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


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


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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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