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Fees to build ‘typical’ home: $40K

What does it cost to build a typical tract home south of the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca?

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park project still waiting on utility lines

It's been seven years in the making and the city is ready to go and has the money but the biggest part of the Library Park expansion still hasn't gotten underway.

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


America banks too much on bank housing policies

The major banks – the real players in shaping America's housing market – should not be allowed to return to their old ways.

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Bypass/99 woodlands

Federal stimulus money can be a beautiful thing.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 workers using interest free city loans for computers

Almost 40 percent of Manteca's 260 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The promise of community-based government

Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Measure K keeps SJ moving

Every time someone buys a dollar's worth of taxable merchandise in San Joaquin County they are contributing a half cent to fix potholes, build major roadways, construct railroad crossings, secure bike paths and roadway landscaping plus help advance rail and bus transportation.

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Supersizing of McMansions during 2000s

The 1950s was the era of the flat-top in Manteca with a typical home – even those with traditional roof lines - consisting of a one-car garage, a little over 800 square feet and two bedrooms and a bathroom.

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No economic justice for San Joaquin Valley

The Congressional Research Service in December of 2005 released a 353-page report that dubbed the eight-county San Joaquin Valley as "The New Appalachia."

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca could take a cue from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is definitely a much more expensive place to live than Manteca.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Full speed ahead on outlets

Crews are working seven days a week to finish what will be Manteca's biggest retail coup of 2010 – upscale outlet stores.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rubber really meets the road in Manteca

Old tires may just end up on your street – in the asphalt that is.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rethinking how city serves Manteca

De-centralized government could be the next big thing in Manteca.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vision 2020: An exercise in futility for 26 citizens back in 1998

It was almost a giddy experience back in 1998.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Toter, we’re not in Manteca anymore

Dorothy was driving her 1975 Yugo on the Highway 120 Bypass in a fierce summer wind storm.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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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


Lawn blower season ramps up once again

You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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