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Manteca may pull plug on two project studies

Don't look for a wider bridge deck any time soon at the Airport Way and Highway 120 Bypass interchange.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legislature protects corporations while sticking it to small guys

Decades of lip service, adding on programs and regulations willy-nilly to appease special interest groups whether they are corporate campaign contributors or advocacy groups, and the use of accounting mirrors and borrowing in advance against revenues are about to come to a head.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


93 more homes near Veritas School

An almond orchard eventually will be replaced with 93 single family homes on a 24-acre parcel on the south side of Woodward Avenue to the east of Union Road.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Expanded public works yard will save $620K yearly

Manteca is getting ready to purchase the last two pieces needed to expand the municipal corporation yards on Wetmore Street in a bid to centralize public works operations to reduce general fund costs by $620,000 a year.

May 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


USO Show coming to Woodward

Denver & the Mile High Orchestra is bringing its big band-style music along with a healthy dose of diverse sounds such as Earth, Wine & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Chicago to a free show on Sunday, May 30, starting at 3 p.m. at Woodward Park.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Those 5,800 crosses represent the men who died for our freedom

A contingent of new American citizens – Assyrians who fled the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to settle in Turlock – will be present for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend commemoration in Manteca at Woodward Park.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Price jump: It’s not much but it’s a start

It's not exactly price creep but it is still an encouraging sign.

May 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Stock market isn’t the only thing in free fall these days

The guy looked to be perhaps 17, if that old. There was nothing unusual at first: Oversized pants about 10 sizes too big, baseball cap on backwards, and tent-sized T-shirt. It was the typical "I'm-making-my-statement" uniform of a teen kid who is much more copycat than original.

May 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shared parking may help downtown

Back in 1998, Raymond and Sanchalee Lee wanted to open a restaurant in a downtown building on Manteca's shortest street – Pierce Avenue – near Library Park.

May 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Auto thefts go from one every 11.4 hours to one every 39.2 hours

A vehicle is stolen every 39.2 hours in Manteca so far in 2010.

May 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


High speed trains down 120 Bypass?

Proposed high speed rail Altamont Commuter Express trains could zip along the Highway 120 Bypass median by 2020 to serve Modesto.

May 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro: SJ County’s single biggest tourist attractions

Clicking cameras along with awestruck looks as people gaze at the scenery while lingering for three to four hours to take it all in can mean only one thing - a popular tourist spot.

May 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


An amazing invention helps control your dog

There's a wonderful, inexpensive device that can make you a responsible dog owner. It's called a leash.

May 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless lesson: Kids & boxes

Some design castles. Others make gingerbread houses or house boats.

May 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Manteca’s fifth Subway sandwiches

Sorry Ronald, but Jared is about to ace you out.

May 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Shred-It aims to reduce ID theft

Identify theft claimed 298 victims in Manteca during 2014.

April 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento decrees there will be a flood

So what's going to be costlier when it comes to your pocketbook - the drought or a hypothetical 200-year flood event?

April 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RIPARIAN RIGHTS: Farmers say their impact on water is misunderstood

Folks bellyaching about their lawns being less green in order to meet a state mandated 25 percent water use cutback may want to consider themselves lucky.

April 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s war on the homeless

So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About those ‘evil’ free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Plan for senior housing advances

The last hurrah of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency's housing bonds could end up providing 40 units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How I learned not to trust tax collectors

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sidewalk cruising is illegal

You've seen them before.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat Blvd. monument to moving on

The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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