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Manteca adds 1,258 residents during 2009

Manteca had 68,847 residents on Jan. 1, 2010 based on State Department of Finance estimates.

May 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thieves steal riding lawn mower from HOPE family shelter

Thieves have stolen the 42-inch riding lawn mower from the HOPE Family Shelter's Raymus House on South Union Road.

May 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca’s own Don Quixote pokes holes in absurdity

Joe DeAngelis is a regular at Manteca City Council meetings.

May 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E makes it clear: It’s about profit

PG&E Chief Executive Officer Peter Darbee's unguarded comments at a gathering of investors made it clear that the for-profit utility only bankrolled Proposition 16 to protect its monopoly in Northern California communities such as Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

April 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Arizona move unfair to law-abiding citizens

Rafael Ayala's parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico.

April 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca working on future jobs

Manteca leaders – in partnership with two separate development groups – are quietly working to position the city to snag good paying jobs when the economy starts expanding.

April 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A move that is a few fries short of a Happy Meal

The government has a responsibility to keep kids safe.

April 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca retail sales barely down

Manteca retail sales in the six months ending Dec. 31, 2009 were down $56,000 compared to the same period in 2008.

April 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro Shops deal helps keep Manteca afloat

Bass Pro Shops was going to locate a store in Northern California.

April 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


League: Say no to Prop. 16

PG&E's bid to amend the California Constitution in the June 8 election could create another hurdle for South San Joaquin Irrigation District's drive to lower electric rates at least 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Site for new retail center now part of Manteca

The 48.5-acre parcel envisioned for 450,000 square feet of retail that straddling Atherton Drive directly west of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley is now part of Manteca.

April 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca council & city employees read their lips

The next time you see Kirk Dall, Eric Woh le, Rick Arucan, Fred Milner, Steve Keegan, Charlotte Stafford, JoAnne Jamerson, Bruce Bentz, Christina Crutchfield, Maryann Morrison and Kevin Wentworth among others, you might want to tell them thank you.

April 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca’s biggest project ever

Manteca's next "big thing" will replace grape vineyards, almond orchards and strawberry fields just southeast of the existing city limits.

April 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento actors turning California into ‘B’ grade state

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't the only actor in Sacramento.

April 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Inland California may set tone for 21st century

The political equivalent of the San Andreas Fault has split California in half for years at the Tehachapi Mountains.

April 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Turning food waste into fuel

Spoiled food and table scraps you toss into your brown Toter will eventually help fuel the City of Manteca refuse trucks that collect your garbage, recyclables and yard waste.

May 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silverman pans $2M freeway landscaping

It is safe to say Councilman Richard Silverman isn't impressed with the just completed $2 million landscaping project along the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 corridors through Manteca.

May 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘FILL THE HELMET’

Vietnam veteran George Terry is on a mission.

May 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth splits graduating 8th graders

Growth is tearing apart 8th grade classes this month.

May 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Vierras donate $10K to VFW fund

John and Eleanor Vierra believe so strongly in the power of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 to provide a network of effective support for those who have served America in wars that they decided they needed to make a donation to the post's building fund.

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cracks down on illegal soccer parking

Future soccer tournaments at Woodward Park could require the hosting organizations to hire an off-duty Manteca Police officer to write parking tickets in the surrounding neighborhoods.

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Scores don’t make a school. Teachers do.

Just how good is your school?

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making sure they’re not forgotten

A Vietnam-era Huey helicopter is landing at Woodward Park on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. a half hour before the opening ceremony of what promises to be the biggest Memorial Weekend Commemoration yet.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3 percent of students are migrants

"Summer" vacation for 600 plus Manteca Unified students starts in mid-December and ends in mid-March.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


4,000 plus signed up for Lathrop 5K Mud Run

A little more than 4,000 people have signed up for the 2015 edition of the Mud Run on the Farm taking place Saturday, May 30, at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Vicious women & beauty pageants

I like looking at women's legs. I'm not being sexist. I'm a guy.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will $2M landscaping survive?

It's the $2 million question: Now that a three-year maintenance contract has expired for landscaping planted along the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 corridor will it survive the drought?

May 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Feeding social media trumps living your life

I confess. I'm a closet taker of selfies.

May 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police may add 4 positions

Manteca's Police force will add a police officer, a community service officer, a booking officer and an administrative assistant under the proposed $33 million municipal general fund budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

May 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Graffiti vandals believe they are above the law & Mother Nature

Ron Kammeyer is redefining the word "audacity."

May 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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