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Fee designed to preserve ag land

Vineyards, almond orchards and strawberry fields will disappear when the proposed 1,049-acre Austin Road Business Park is fully developed.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Playground work set for Springtime & Sequoia

Two more parks are on target to have aging playground equipment replaced.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council ponders future city hall, police station & corp yard

What will come first – a new police station, a new city hall, or an expanded corporation yard?

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Life’s rough on single moms but it is really about one’s choices

It is a sight I will never forget.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Black Rock brewing in Manteca’s future

Get ready for another coffee invasion from the Pacific Northwest.

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Pumpkin party still on a roll after 40 years

Forty years ago George Perry was among the pumpkin growers who decided to do something about the braggarts in Half Moon Bay who claimed they were the "Pumpkin Capital of the World."

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Behling first to seek seat in upcoming council race

Richard Behling – stressing the need for more accountability, clearer and more transparent communication with residents, and new blood among leadership – has become the first candidate to officially announce for the 2010 Manteca City Council election.

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Highway 99, Yosemite Ave. landscaping going forward

The days of weed and barren ground at Manteca's "front door" are numbered.

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


It is – for better or worse – a brave new world

How dare they - the argument goes – cut back on law enforcement pay or talk about layoffs – when we passed the Measure M public safety half cent sales tax to pay for police officers and firefighters?

October 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Industrial Park: Job generating success story

It may not be as flashy as Spreckels Park and it doesn't hold the promise of thousands upon thousands of new jobs like Austin Business Park, but the Manteca Industrial Park is still chugging along providing well over 1,000 jobs even in today's shaky economy.

October 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca offers more golden handshakes

Manteca is trying to entice municipal employees nearing their retirement with an extra two years of service credit in a bid to get them to retire early.

October 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Preying on cities that offer prayer at meetings to get their point across

Congress opens each day with a prayer and – quite frankly – there has been no sign of divine providence setting anybody in that neck of the woods on the straight and narrow.

October 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let it snow, let it snow!

LATHROP - It was 76 degrees Thursday in Lathrop – and it was snowing.

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Employees back plan to avoid 42 municipal worker layoffs; future of 12 cops up in air

Rank-and-file members of six of Manteca's seven municipal employee groups Thursday begrudgingly embraced reducing their compensation to avoid layoffs.

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Fate of 12 Manteca police officers now in the hands of their fellow officers

If the City of Manteca's compensation renegotiations were a chess game Manteca's firefighters make have put Manteca's police officers a move away from check mate.

October 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca scores with BLD

The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strategy: Inconvenience homeless

Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WOODWARD & WATER

"Little drops of water

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber seeks help to clean 2,500 flags

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered

There is no middle ground with Jack Snyder. You either like him or you don't.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water supplies tighten

There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Panera Bread seeks OK from Manteca planners

Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Breaking up California is so hard to do

Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn't be all that bad.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON TAP OR IN BOTTLE?

What's safer to drink: Manteca tap water or bottled water?

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Some of the cleanest water on the planet

Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

"You're going to get sick!"

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How bad would it be without Prop. 13?

Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca water use drops 20.4%

Brown lawns are starting to pay off for Manteca when it comes to conserving water.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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