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When renting makes more sense

A household with two full-time workers each making minimum wage - $8 an hour – could afford to buy a $115,000 home if they have no other debt load and have the means to come up with $6,000 or so for down payment and closing costs.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


California must adopt specific water goals, rules

They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jo-Ann’s Fabrics is a wrap

Jo-Ann's Fabrics is opening in the Stadium Retail Center this spring.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca working on cutting 2010-11 deficit

Manteca is now chipping away at a $1 million deficit projected for the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Turkeys R Us still short turkeys for 300 families

Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Telethon total now at $100,391

Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Home(s) is where the jobs are

Getting people back to work is job one for the Manteca City Council.

December 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Children shouldn’t have to eat dog food

As a kid, I thought it was just weird.

December 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $9.5M wish list

Manteca may ask Uncle Sam for $9.5 million.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids put food on wish list, many may not get any this Christmas

It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Here’s why UC protestors aren’t getting empathy

Now here's a novel way to prevent the University of California from incurring more costs that in turn impact what students pay for tuition – damage buildings.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Levees aren’t safe

Manteca is about to officially admit flooding from the San Joaquin and Stanislaus rivers is a potential problem for some municipal residents.

December 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New route: Truckers can keep on trucking

A few simple signs are going to save truckers a bundle in fines.

December 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Malcontents upset homes are being built

It doesn't make sense.

December 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca water rates dropping

It will cost more Jan. 1 to flush your toilet and to turn on a light switch.

December 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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