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Second senior brown bag starting up on March 3

Low-income seniors can get help with their groceries.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wastewater among state’s cleanest

Manteca's wastewater treatment plant seven years ago was under intense scrutiny from state water quality control inspectors.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cable, energy taxes remain stable revenue sources for city

Property and sales taxes may have taken a dive in terms of revenue to pay for Manteca municipal operations but there are four taxes that have actually brought more money into municipal coffers.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Get ready for surcharge on your homeowners insurance policy

If you live in Manteca, you pay property taxes to support the Manteca Fire Department.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Al Nunes & Bob Raymus: 2 true heroes

You don't have to look too far to find the real heroes in America today.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An $11,800 bounce in prices

No category of housing in Manteca has dropped farther in value than the Cherry Lane condos.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID ponders opposing PG&E ballot measure

Language in PG&E's $6.5 million gambit to prevent local jurisdictions from entering the retail power business under a ballot measure the company embraced in 2002 may make it difficult in the future for South San Joaquin Irrigation District to add additional power load should they secure the ability to sell power directly to customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca new car sales lunge 60%

Manteca new car sales are down 60 percent in a year-to-year comparison between July, September, and October of 2007 and the same three months of 2009.

February 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Two more weekends left for snow tubing

LATHROP - The weekend forecast? Look for a lot of snow down to 23 feet with dry snow tubing conditions.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bankruptcy brush led to growth cap

Home after home seemed to pop up overnight in the mid 1980s in Manteca putting a strain on services.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA: A community development tool that’s here to stay

I was out for a walk about 15 years ago with my first Dalmatian named Zebra when an elderly neighbor – she actually lived two blocks away – beckoned me from her porch.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Typical payment drops $2,500 a month

The first-time homebuyer story of four years ago in Manteca now seems like ancient history.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Buyers of homes with deep value cuts will reap tax advantages for years to come

Call it the Darwin Proposition 13 effect.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


How about a tax on politicians to avoid fattening California’s deficit?

The state bureaucracy is bloated.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$62.4M to strengthen levees

The chances of flooding in Lathrop and southwest Manteca will be reduced significantly thanks to $62.4 million in state bond money awarded this week to Reclamation District 17.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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MAKING DROUGHT WORSE?

More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Springtime in Manteca means gophers are popping up

Capistrano has its swallows. Pier 39 has its sea lions. And Manteca has its gophers.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE needs may come at expense of bus service

Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Single family homes: All that matters in Manteca

Let's be honest.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snowpack just 14% of normal

They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GIVING HOPE

Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beautiful blue eyes

Those beautiful blue eyes.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for rain barrels

New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RAIN DROPS RETURN

New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Property tax up 14%

Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rules against excess watering of landscaping being formed

Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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