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Manteca could finally put in place budget next month

Manteca is scheduled to adopt a budget for the current fiscal year 244 days after it started on July 1.

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council honors Officer Cavin for $100,000 burglary case

It was a textbook case of teamwork fighting crime.

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Medical marijuana induces epidemic of chronic pain suffering among young males

The few days that Manteca's medical marijuana clinic was open in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue in 2010 it had quite a few customers seeking relief from "chronic pain."

February 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saving green to go green

Manteca is now in the same league as New York City and Miami when it comes to cleaner burning garbage trucks.

February 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We’re rewarding those irresponsible borrowers once again

Here's a sobering statistic: Some 42 percent of all borrowers with mortgages in foreclosure haven't made a loan payment in two years.

February 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Helping Manteca weather storms

It's the rainy season and there's not a drop of the wet stuff expected to fall on Manteca for a week or more.

February 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$60K in federal funds may help Manteca’s low income

Thousands of struggling Manteca residents ultimately will benefit from roughly $60,000 in federal funds that the City Council is expected to distribute tonight to qualifying non-profit agencies.

February 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War on drugs: Cut users loose from benefits of civilized society

If the entire population of Ripon was killed in 2010 because of drug violence every politician in the four corners of the United States would be getting the Full Monty from voters to do something.

February 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca crew ACEs contest

One commuter hits an app on his iPhone waiting on the platform for the train. Onboard, another commuter catches up on paperwork. One reads a book while another carries on a video conversation with friends via her iPad as the sun rises.

February 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We often forget how good we really have it here in USA

It seemed endless.

February 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fighting foreclosure blight

Dead grass. Swimming pools with green water infested with mosquitoes. Garbage stacked in yards. Broken windows and trashed interiors.

February 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City overcharged restaurant $15,151 over 9 years for water

The City of Manteca has been overcharging Chez Shari restaurant at the municipal golf clubhouse for water use to the tune of $15,151.20 over nine years.

February 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Having a heart attack over the selling of Quadruple Bypass Burgers

The food police are at it again.

February 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown Manteca ‘grows’ in size

Downtown is growing.

February 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHIFTING TO 21st CENTURY

A dry winter has meant City of Manteca vehicle maintenance workers rarely have to worry about raindrops falling on them as they work on large vehicles such as refuse collection trucks and fire engines.

February 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Street fair carnival opens for 8 day run

Manteca's 21st edition of the Crossroads of California is a week away but the fun has already begun,

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS

Youth ages 6 through 18 are invited to stop by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club next Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, to get ...

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities ...

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Expressway: Push to drop it from plan?

Is it time to "un-ring" the bell when it comes to Raymus Expressway?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignored its flood policies

Had Manteca followed its own general plan adopted in 2003, all of the homes built south of the 120 Bypass straddling Airport Way would have ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City drops consultant hired by Elena Reyes

A cornerstone of City Manager Elena Reyes' first - and only - significant initiative has been quietly dropped.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Workshop Thursday on future of Manteca

Manteca will be closing in on - if not exceeding - 120,000 residents when the year 2040 rolls around.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

Good news and bad news is coming this way.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AFFORDABLE HOUSING? IN MANTECA?

Vista Verde Apartments is a well-kept, low-key complex on Eastwood Avenue in north Manteca.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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