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Push for ½ cent jail sales tax

The November ballot could include a half cent sales tax designed to generate $40 million to pay for the staffing and operations of an expanded San Joaquin County Jail.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop signs, crosswalks for Powers

All Councilwoman Debby Moorhead wanted on Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street to improve the safety of pedestrians was a crosswalk.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca, Ripon & Escalon say ‘yes’ to SSJID, ‘no’ to PG&E

Two years ago PG&E was able to garner support among elected leaders in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to thwart South San Joaquin Irrigation District efforts to gain official council support of SSJID's efforts to enter the retail power business.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is Manteca Ronald McDonald’s kind of place?

The fast food proliferation in Manteca continues.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIA pushing double suicide pact with city

If you are clinging to the side of a capsized boat in the middle of shark infested waters praying for rescuers to come to your aid, would you deliberately slash yourself to let blood flow into the water?

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Calling plans would befuddle even Nostradamus

There was a time when a princess phone was the cat's meow when it came to high tech from your phone company that you affectionately referred to as Ma Bell.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders: Cut growth fees in half

The head of the organization that represents almost all builders in Manteca has a message for City Hall – if you want to generate jobs slash growth fees for everything from parks to road projects triggered by the need to accommodate growth in half.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$194K question: Will SSJID lowering power rates cause global warming?

Will South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to take over PG&E's retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop trigger a rise in the ocean level?

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Obama bucks paying for environment study for transit station

A transit station in downtown Manteca that could one day serve high speed trains running to San Jose is having its environmental study funded by President Obama's economic stimulus package.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Setting high neighborhood standards

The coolest thing about proposed single family residential tract design standards being developed for Manteca might just be the trees.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


You may soon be able to pay city utility bills by speaking with computer

Technology will soon make it less frustrating – and quicker – to pay municipal utility bills by phone as well as improve the efficiency of municipal staff.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New subdivisions may have enough blight to qualify for inclusion in redevelopment

Foreclosure blight may open the door for Manteca to add neighborhoods built in the past 20 years to the redevelopment agency.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Finally, the city may address Powers speeding

One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Roundabout for Powers Avenue?

Manteca's first roundabout designed to address a pre-existing traffic problem may go in on South Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street in a bid to improve the safety of children walking to and from Lincoln School.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E wants $20.59 more a month; SSJID says not so fast

If you're a typical PG&E customer using 850 kilowatts hours per month brace yourself for a possible $17.44 jump in your monthly power bill on Jan. 1, 2011.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Louise: On track for widening

Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.

December 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Morowit goes GQ on council

The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday's meeting didn't go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hernandez gets nod for council

Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vacant council seat may be filled tonight

Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


½ cent tax key to ACE

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The good guys still wear blue

Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Storm didn’t really help storage

Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making PG&E offer next step

Lloyd Haworth insisted.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Riffraff from SJ Valley buy $500K homes in Pleasanton

Folks who can only afford $500,000 homes are riffraff.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FHA loan limits need to go up

Most first-time buyers can come up with the income to comfortably cover a monthly house payment but often lack the money needed up front.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


210 turkeys needed for Christmas meals

Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Toy shortage for efforts to give kids a Christmas

You have two chances to play Santa for kids in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that may go without toys on Christmas.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stuff the Bus needs toys

Brandy Clark has some good news.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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