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It’s time to reject all incumbents in Sacramento

California is in a world of hurt. We have overextended government to the point we can no longer afford it.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


99 widening may start in 2012

A wider Highway 99 plus a modern interchange to serve northeast Manteca will mean the loss of property for a number of people including Center Appliance, a Valero gas station, a small business center, a modular home lot, and a few homes.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City Hall closed for six days in row

If you have business at city hall that's pressing, you'd better take care of it by this Thursday.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Banning pursuits akin to declaring open season on law-abiding citizens

It's tempting to want to handcuff police in how they protect us especially if our property as innocent third parties is somehow damaged or compromised as the result of a pursuit or a police action.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Adequate water for 5,669 more homes

Manteca has adequate water to accommodate two projects south of the Highway 120 Bypass that will add 5,669 more housing units or about 19,840 more residents at build out.

November 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police chiefs past & present agree: Boys & Girls helps reduce city crime

It's been 30 years since the Boys & Girls Club got its start.

November 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us needs more help for Thanksgiving

Raising just under $3,000 by this Wednesday will assure that 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have a turkey for Thanksgiving.

November 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for the last days of the State of California

Get ready for the financial equivalent of Armageddon.

November 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


167 more days of free money; housing outlook better in 2010?

Forget the Dow Jones Average or the leading economic indicators monitored by the Federal Reserve.

November 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RNC’s insurance covers elective abortion for staff

The devil, they say, is in the details.

November 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snow, tubing, & fun in Lathrop

LATHROP – There's several inches of snow on the ground in Lathrop and it's going to stay there until at least March.

November 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bay Meadows Park name may honor Bobette & Charlie Giles

Bay Meadows Park adjoining the Boys & Girls Club could be renamed in honor of the late Bobette and Charlie Giles.

November 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Move afoot to stop future state raids on local money

California voters in November 2010 may be asked to vote for a ballot measure that significantly curtails the state's ability to borrow or simply take money from cities and counties in order to cover state budget deficits.

November 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bay Area exports their problems to San Joaquin Valley

Back in the days when Manteca Police referred to Pennebaker Apartments as the police substation due to multiple calls on a daily basis, it should have been clear what ails California is the fact the wealthiest counties in this state often dump their problems on the poorest.

November 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkeys R Us short 267 turkeys at Thanksgiving

Two service clubs donated $1,100 to push Turkeys R Us closer to the goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have turkeys this Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Tougher Manteca water rules?

Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCORECARD

Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave.

Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Austin interchange work nears

Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Unlicensed drivers help pay for new police equipment

Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moving Wall coming to Manteca

The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bids sought to turn Morenzone into baseball field

Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW PLAYGROUNDS

New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton rocks while Modesto is, err, modest

Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


DEL WEBB LIFESTYLE

The appeal of Del Webb at Woodbridge goes beyond the obvious.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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