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What a difference a decade makes.

July 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two true public servants: Richard Bull & Charlie Halford

public servant n. 1. a person who works for the state or local government. 2. Ripon Police Chief Richard Bull.

July 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Aquatic center & water park?

An aquatic center – complete with Olympic-sized swimming pool for competition coupled with a water park – is considered by a consultant as the best way for Manteca to develop a part of the 111 acres the city owns that fronts the Highway 120 Bypass immediately west of Big League Dreams and Costco.

July 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s big myth of a dying downtown district

One of the political givens is that downtown is dying and that it is on the verge of turning into blight hell and will strip Manteca of its cultural and moral soul so therefore the city needs to pump in truckloads of money to save it from becoming Fort Apache as in the South Bronx.

July 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Property values drop 1.5%

New home construction valued at $110 million in 2009 is effectively cushioning the City of Manteca from suffering substantial property tax revenue drops for the fiscal year that started July 1.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park expansion on track for October

The final obstacle that was holding up the Library Park expansion - getting agreement between Verizon, Comcast, and PG&E for the location of various utility lines - has been resolved.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


15-month crime drop in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate dropped for the 15th consecutive month in May although gang violence continues to push the number of aggravated assaults upward.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


City manager for whom the cash ‘Bell’ tolls

Is anybody worth $6.41 a minute?

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 months of free electricity

You could go three months out of the year without paying PG&E a cent for electricity.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Behling vows to focus on ‘inner workings’ of city government

Solid waste route drivers would become the first line of defense against blight if Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Behling has his way.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop feeding more taxes to bloated & lethargic bureaucracy up in Sacramento

Getting Californians back to work won't happen in significant numbers until Sacramento finally comes to grips with the basic lesson of the Great Recession: Economic health can't be sustained from spending beyond your means.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


30 years of fighting back

You can help law enforcement catch the bad guys.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca jobless rate inches up

Manteca's jobless rate inched back up slightly in June after six months of improvement.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers exclusively fought fires in Manteca until 1958

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does Meg have anything to offer besides attacks on Jerry Brown?

Meg Whitman is definitely getting the best produced political hit commercials money can buy.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Why start on Thursday?

It's a question some parents have been asking for months: Why is Manteca Unified starting the new school year on a Thursday?

August 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pay your full tax liability & state dings you for $17.31 more

I owe the State of California $17.31.

August 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FAMILY LIVING

Nancy Lebon of Compass Real Estate has arguably one of the coolest deals in one of Manteca's hottest neighborhoods.

July 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


A SCHOOL IS BORN

River Islands at Lathrop has provided a lesson or two about building - and running a school - that others in California may want to note.

July 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$5M solution for libraries & other needs

Manteca - for $5 million - can have a 9,600-square-foot "Generations Center" with library, teen center, a killer skate park, amphitheater and paracourse.

July 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SKY’S THE LIMIT

By DENNIS WYATT

July 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers receiving 9% in pay raises

By DENNIS WYATT

July 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Push for more watch groups

You can find out where crime is happening by accessing Raids Online that's part of the Manteca Police website.

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacrificing the Delta to hose down LA sidewalks

The lifeblood of Delta farmers, towns, and fish drains into two series of pumps northwest of Tracy - one feeding the Delta-Mendota Canal and the other ...

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will signs slow Bypass carnage?

Caltrans is apparently working on a way to try and enhance safety on what has become the deadliest mile in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

July 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Serving 16,000 lunches a day

By DENNIS WYATT

July 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Getting a Lyft & why cities shouldn’t care

Steve DeBrum is no Bill de Blasio.

July 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Eskaton: 31 years of success

Try living in Manteca on $15,500 a year while renting an apartment of your own.

July 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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