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City spending $89K in bid to get part of $800 billion

Manteca is spending $89,000 again for the services of a lobbying firm that specializes in pitching projects before Congressional leaders and key bureaucrats who give the thumbs up and thumbs down to how special federal funds are distributed to local jurisdictions.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


150 more Mantecans now working

Almost 150 Manteca residents went back to work in April to push the city's unemployment rate down to 15.5 percent for the lowest level for jobless since December.

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Panhandlers: When do you trust them?

Off and on for the past few weeks two different couples have taken a position at the stop sign where Hulsey Drive meets Commerce Drive by In-N-Out Burger. I'd come across them while making my daily Jamba Juice run

May 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


11-year-old running to Sacramento

Eriq Kurys is going to Sacramento – the hard way.

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Many PG&E customers will see lower rates

A typical customer in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon who uses 650 kilowatts in a particular month will see a savings of $9 in their PG&E electric bill for energy consumption after June 1.

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth fees & those who keep crying wolf

Should growth pay its own way?

May 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Schools cut resource officer funds

Manteca Unified is getting ready to end funding for school resource officers.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wounded Warrior run part of Memorial Day events

Iraq War veteran Derek McGinnis and the author of "Exit Wounds": A Survival Guide to Pain Management" is among the entries already registered for the first Wounded Warrior Christopher Braley 5k run/walk that is part of the Memorial Day Weekend activities on Sunday, May 30, at Woodward Park.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Backing off on environmental perfection

It will go down as a landmark decision.

May 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Storm brewing over costs

The buyers of homes in new Manteca neighborhoods approved in the mid-1990s were forced by conditions placed on development to pay into landscape maintenance districts.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State’s RDA money grab costs jobs of 3 city workers

Three City of Manteca planning technicians lost their jobs after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's move to commandeer $2.05 billion in redevelopment funds was upheld in court.

May 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca gang violence on upswing

Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one glaring exception - gang violence.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLD’s growth streak continues in 1st quarter

Inclement weather in January, February, and March failed to slow down growth in attendance and play at the Big league Dreams sports complex.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Keeping cost of government down is our responsibility

Why is government so out of whack? The answer is simple. We want it both ways.

May 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Has Manteca bottomed out?

The median value of homes changing hands in Manteca ended 2.5 years of freefall sometime during the summer of 2009.

May 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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VFW kitchen cost soars

The debate about whether to loan the Post 6311 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars $50,000 to help pay for a commercial kitchen for the new Moffat Community Center that they will use has gotten a bit more complex.

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


To the Class of 2015: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE FALLEN

The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Driving folks into hopeless desperation: That’s the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7M outpatient surgical center

Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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