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Manteca consumer dollars brought back to town via Costco deal

Manteca's willingness to split sales tax to get Costco to locate within the city until such time the warehouse store received $3.7 million was driven by hard numbers.

July 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Now’s the time to put safeguards in against new home flipping

Looking back at flipping in 2005 it is amazing that the housing market collapse wasn't worse.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Willis Carrier’s hot idea: Has it cheated us of enjoying the heat of summer?

Old Man Sol has the Northern San Joaquin Valley in a Half Nelson.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snafu helped save Manteca’s bacon

Manteca got close to a $1 million in unexpected sales tax from The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley due to an oversight that delayed the city's final acceptance of the 1,922-space parking lot construction for almost three years.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In Shape plans to open second Manteca location

In Shape is opening a second health club in Manteca.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should non-citizens with gang tattoos be allowed entry into United States?

Do you believe the wearing of a gang tattoo is an indication one might be a gang member?

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts 99 workers in 4 years

Manteca has grown by just under 5,000 residents to push 70,000 since 2007-08.

July 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The tower: Is it visual pollution or equivalent of background noise?

Visual pollution is a buzz word that is growing in use.

July 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t afford to pay day-to-day bills? Splurge on bullet train

Spend a few hours or so each week day over the course of a month at San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose airports.

July 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City wants to regulate human signs

Human signs in Manteca are not currently regulated.

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Can SSJID legally pay fees to keep Manteca ‘whole’?

Can South San Joaquin Irrigation District under state law legally pay franchise fees to the cities of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon?

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Less vehicle accidents in Manteca, more injuries

A traffic accident happened every 14.8 hours in Manteca during the first five months of 2012.

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cable cars as well as hypocrisy climb halfway to the stars in San Francisco

"Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man." - John Muir

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New sewer line will help reduce electricity usage

It isn't a glamour project but when it is completed it'll assure that what you flush will get to the Manteca wastewater treatment plant safely and at minimal expense.

July 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Young high tech zombies walking around on streets

There are a minimum of three sign wavers dancing along the stretch of Yosemite Avenue sidewalk I use to jog home from In Shape.

July 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users

Manteca needs to double down in its battle against the proliferation of illegal fireworks.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McKinley/120 Bypass epicenter for $2.5B in potential growth

Drive down McKinley Avenue today from Yosemite Avenue to Woodward Avenue and you'll be on a narrow country road with aging homes and vacant ...

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1,360 MORE HOMES

A little more than a decade ago, the roll out of the Del Webb at Woodbridge subdivision stunned some due to its sheer size.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Employment center plan killed in 2011

Terra Business Park in the early 1990s was envisioned at the Northern San Joaquin Valley's answer to the venerable Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $1,500 MANTECA UNIFIED GAP

Manteca Unified is "losing" nearly $1,500 on every student they educate in a regular classroom.

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Food for thought: Growth in Bay Area checks will cost MUSD

Growth could end up costing Manteca Unified millions of dollars.

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the ...

July 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Not living in Mello-Roos home could mean busing

Living in a home that is assessed a Mello-Roos tax could become a deciding factor in the next few years whether children living south of ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bill Stricker Court being dedicated on Aug. 5

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center is being dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. in the East Union High gym.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I-580: Rolling parking lot?

If you think traffic is slow now for Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon commuters making their way to jobs across the Altamont Pass wait until 2040 ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New life for old business park?

Be nimble, be quick.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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