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Manteca Unified’s surplus classrooms: Golden opportunity

The elimination of class-size reduction due to the budget crisis has left districts like Manteca Unified with a surplus of classrooms.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Should downtown be chained to 1001 W. Center?

A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca bucks trend, grows

Manteca Unified enrollment is up 144 students.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Catastrophic flood mars quiet 1950s

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Commitment ceremonies & weddings

A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cop shop staying put?

It seemed like an ideal move.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


1940s: War brings major changes in Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal truck route in place, modifications next

It is now legal for larger tractor-trailer truck combinations that almost exclusively serve major distribution centers such as Millard Refrigeration, Ford Motor Co. and ADPS Packaging to access Spreckels Park.

December 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Orchard Valley: Satellite city hall

Sometime in 2010 residents south of the Highway 120 Bypass can simply stop by the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to register for a parks and recreation class, make basic crime reports, and possibly even pay municipal utility bills.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SSJID forced to spend $47K to help others in need of water

South San Joaquin Irrigation District wants to be able to help farmers and urban users outside of its district boundaries if the opportunity arrives in 2010.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: Farm woes, fires, & floods strike Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How the Grinch stole prosperity

For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.

December 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming to the Internet: City Council meetings

Sometime in early 2010 you'll be able to click and watch the Manteca City Council in action.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


1920s: The Great Drought hurts Manteca economy

It wasn't the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 that was the defining economic development for Manteca in the 1920s.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Of plagiarism, personal attacks & lack of civility

Enough is enough.

December 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Proposed law targets public urination

There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.

October 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Curse all of Manteca’s greedy developers

Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thompson retiring as HOPE shelters exec

Dave Thompson has spent the past 14 years helping struggling families and single moms get off the streets.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Men’s shelter: It’s OK if you want it in your neighborhood

There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New look for Highway 99

Sometime in 2015 the Highway 99 corridor's transformation through Manteca will be complete.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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