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Possible zoning modifications would change Manteca’s face

Zoning – arguably the biggest impact on private property that government has – could have sweeping changes in the coming months in Manteca.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A high speed future possible for downtown

Downtown Manteca's future is looking up – literally.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s high-speed future

California's state-of-the-art high speed trains are likely to pass through the Manteca area.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Buffalo Wings & Rings plans restaurant at Orchard Valley

Have a hankering for buffalo wings?

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Kayaks sink Dick’s Sporting Goods deal

Dick's Sporting Goods – a major sports goods store – was among the early serious prospects to locate at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca challenge: Blight in newer neighborhoods

It's a classic early 21st century Manteca neighborhood.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prison parolees get big break

There was a time – just two days ago actually – if a state prison parolee was picked up on suspicion of any non-violent crime such as check fraud, vehicle theft, identity theft, or residential burglary they'd automatically go back to the big house.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca must cut $3.8 million from upcoming 2010-11 budget

Manteca needs to trim $3.8 million from the upcoming municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Donner Party inspires latest Sacramento budget moves

Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Wet & wild? Storm system works

A series of storms such as are now moving through Manteca would have sent business and home owners alike scurrying for sand bags in some parts of the city just 30 years ago.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripping it all out & doing it may way

When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


BIA wants Manteca to slash growth fees 50%

The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca picks up tab for Boys & Girls Club trash, water & sewer

Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bonus bucks in abeyance? Only with some strings

It is pretty sobering to think that without the bonus bucks collected over the years Manteca today would have either 46 less police officers and firefighters or 75 less parks, streets, and general staff workers.

January 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks: Key to job stimulus?

Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.

January 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It wasn’t perfect in a Mayberry vanilla way

My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.

November 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shoplifters are stealing from you & me

The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.

November 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Freeing yourself from PG&E’s expensive power & indifference

I am a PG&E stockholder.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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