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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


Final tally: Telethon raises $94,306

The Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon raised $94,306.

December 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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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