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Manteca should end economic segregation by subdivisions

Lincoln in Placer County where I grew up is much like Manteca when it comes to old and new neighborhoods.

October 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


End of Manteca’s McMansion Era?

Is the era of the McMansion in Manteca giving way to a small is beautiful period?

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s tally for Obama bucks: $5.6M

Manteca will soon see the light for a lot less money.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Questions about police funeral escorts, firemen shopping for their meals

The following are questions submitted by a reader about why the City of Manteca spends money and/or deploys manpower in the way that they do.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


CHP picks off sitting ducks in Spreckels Park

Aaron is a frustrated trucker.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Union at 120: Retail central

There was a time in the late 1980s that planners scoffed at the idea of houses let along retail south of the Highway 120 Bypass.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


A double date package

Dave Marques once graced Oxygen women's exercise magazine's firefighter calendar as Mr. December.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Melmac: The dishware of Nuclear Age

Melmac and Alf.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


FIRST-TIME BUYER FRUSTRATIONS

Four years ago this month only one home sold for less than $300,000 in Manteca.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


More affordable housing for seniors

Magnolia Court – a 52-unit subsidized senior housing complex – is getting ready to move toward construction.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Halloween fun starts Saturday in Manteca

Halloween kicks off in Manteca a week early this Saturday with two long-standing traditions – Safe Halloween as well as the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NUMMI closure expected to hit Manteca hard in 2010

The impact of the March 2010 closing of the Fremont NUMMI plant will send shockwaves through the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dark storm clouds ahead & Manteca resilient workers

You pass them on the street every day – municipal street crews, parks workers, firefighters, police and others.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$3.7M reserve slashed to $91,637

Manteca's general fund operating reserves for the next eight months has been slashed to a razor-thin $91,637 in order to balance the $32.8 million spending plan.

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


State sued over raid of $2.05B in RDA funds

Manteca leaders are backing an effort to sue the state over a $2.05 billion raid on local redevelopment agency money that the California Legislature seized to balance the state budget.

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


SCHOOL SCRAMBLE

Why is River Islands important to Manteca Unified?

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca writing off $338K, 46% due to delinquent utility accounts

Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have inched up slightly after dropping for two straight years.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go take a hike, it can change your life & outlook

Eight hours earlier I had slipped out of Manteca before the sun's first light silhouetted almond orchards against the distant Sierra.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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