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Ground breaks Monday for 52 affordable housing units

Manteca is adding another 52 affordable housing units for low-income seniors.

December 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca traditions: Gifts for foster kids to wild game feed

Giving, Manteca-style shifts into high gear this week.

December 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maldnaldo is a Republican in the truest sense

Finally someone gets it.

December 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PERS decision may whittle city shortfall in 2010-11 to around $1M

A decision by the California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) not to increase employer contributions in 2010 will save Manteca about $200,000.

December 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


3rd generation merchant still going strong

Mike Morowit is dealing with a double whammy – an economic slowdown that's hurting his customer base plus competition from the 900-pound gorillas of retail in the form of Wal-Mart and Costco.

December 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Gum smackers, rude clerks & dogs in stores

There are pet peeves and then there is absolute rudeness.

December 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Record housing sales for Manteca?

Manteca is 27 days away from setting two housing market records – one for the most homes sold overall and the other for the most previously owned homes closing escrow.

December 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Loss of eight DAs means cutbacks of misdemeanor low level crimes

One of the fallouts from the ongoing government budget crisis may mean most misdemeanor crimes committed in San Joaquin County will go unprosecuted.

December 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Twilight parade: The chamber’s gift to Manteca

Get ready for Christmas, Manteca-style.

December 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Housing: The end is coming

Don't look now but the clock is ticking on the most affordable housing era in post World War II Manteca history.

December 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Twilight parade on Saturday

Get ready to rock Saturday at 5 p.m. in downtown Manteca.

December 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Four big draws may bring 3M visitors to Manteca in ‘10

A decade ago Manteca's then fledgling Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau had to "generate reasons why" people should visit Manteca.

December 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us needs help for 1,060 families for Christmas meals

The push is now underway to help make sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey or a ham on their Christmas table.

December 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chaka’s lucky he growled instead of pointing his finger

Call the latest mini-drama to come from the Temple of Doom at 390 Towne Centre Drive in Lathrop "The Mayoral Candidate That Growled."

December 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fish study threatens water supply

An unprecedented fourth consecutive drought year in modern times that is threatening California may not be as disastrous for the South County as a federal fish study.

December 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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