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Saving green keeping parks green

Manteca is spending money to save money.

July 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bay Area tax on miles traveled will place burden on northern SJ Valley

Beware of unintended consequences.

July 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1,800 more Mantecans working than a year ago

Manteca's jobless rate dropped to its lowest level in 50 months in June.

July 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three reasons not to vote for state tax hike this November

Manteca's police and firefighters - just like many other municipal and private sector workers - have gone without a pay raise for three to four years. And in many cases, people have had their pay cut over the past three to four years either through a reduction in what they earned per hour or having hours cut back. Even those paid via set salaries have had their compensation slashed while being expected to work more.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fight over LMD fees

The acronym LMD – which stands for landscape maintenance district – is just something that shows up on property tax bills for most of Manteca's 6,983 homeowners that are impacted by the annual fees.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Special meeting may stop pink slips from going into effect for 8 city employees

Pink slips were issued for the entire Manteca Community Development Department more than 30 days ago even though there was a plan in place to save their jobs.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Flat tops to McMansions

It's little wonder that Ozzie was joined by Harriet in the work world.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Delta protection: A modern day Trojan horse?

They just don't get it.

July 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Budget delay may force 8 layoffs

Manteca's Community Development Department for all practical purposes will cease to exist unless a municipal budget is adopted prior to Aug. 1.

July 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca felonies up 10 percent month-to-month

Month-to-month crime comparisons show overall felonies in Manteca during June jumped 10.22 percent.

July 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca sets up big guys to compete with little guys such as Mike & Jeff

Mike Morwit is a nice enough guy.

July 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca delays $27M budget so lone citizen can look over it some more

Manteca's elected leaders put approval of the spending plan to provide municipal services for 69,000 residents over the next 50 weeks on hold Tuesday.

July 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CPUC more so than PG&E deserves wrath of the public they supposedly protect

Pity the poor souls who make a living as PG&E company spokespersons.

July 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Winery upgrading to magnum size

Delicato Family Vineyards - Manteca's largest agricultural employer- is getting ready to expand its capacity by almost 43 percent.

July 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Online sales tax avoidance: It’ll end now that it hurts government

Congress is finally going to do something to stop killing jobs and bleeding local governments.

July 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy

Twenty-four times a year I spend upwards of two hours with a needle in my arm donating platelets at what is now the Red Cross ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less manpower, longer response

Manteca Police - despite having two less officers than in 2011 when the city had 7,000 fewer residents and 5,000 less calls for service ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Delta Charter picks up 177 students from within Manteca USD

Delta Charter Schools based in the Tracy area last school year had 177 students that reside within the Manteca Unified School enrolled either in their ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BONUS BUCKS DELIVER

Bonus bucks - the money paid by developers to assure sewer capacity certainty over multiple years - is being tapped to support Manteca's efforts to address ...

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vitality Bowl opening in Manteca

Some people argue Manteca doesn't have the healthy dining options of communities such as Pleasanton, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Pleasant Hill, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Walnut ...

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


dd’s Discounts store opening on Saturday in Manteca

Manteca's newest retailer - dd's Discounts - is opening Saturday, June 24, in the Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's in space once occupied ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HEAT WAVE CANCELS MARKET

What is turning into a record heat wave has prompted the Manteca Chamber of Commerce to cancel the weekly farmers market at Library Park that ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELP ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Two additional Manteca Police in plainclothes will hit the streets starting Friday, July 1, armed with smart phones allowing them to move around Manteca essentially ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$136M worth of building in Manteca through May

Tactical 5.11 - the most expensive structure ever built in Manteca - along with a housing surge could make 2017 a record setting year for new ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK

Elena Reyes walked away from her 38-week stint as city manager - including 19 weeks she was paid for not working - with at least an additional ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sweet summer sweat: Embrace the heat instead of fighting it

Back in August of 1965 when the mercury in Lincoln flirted with 120 degrees after several back-to-back 115 degree days I was complaining to my ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Single payer pill: It requires only one to overdose

No one has ever mistaken the California Legislature for the Hoover Institute think tank at Stanford University.

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WILL THEY SPEND THE MONEY?

Street work - repairs, extensions, corridor studies, and safety improvements - are driving Manteca's capital improvement plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 to the ...

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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