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Many in foreclosure partake in $50 billion squatter economy

There is a couple that lived just south of Woodward Park that finally lost their home in 2011.

February 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks saved city’s bacon

There was a time just six years ago that builders willingly paid up to $17,000 extra just to assure they could connect to the Manteca municipal sewer system when they got ready to build a home.

February 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Back to the future for Manteca new home starts?

Manteca's anemic new home housing market is showing signs of returning to its "normal" vitality.

February 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Occupy ranters & their AstroTurf movement

"As long as we don't destroy anything, the police don't care. It's a win-win situation. We get our message across and they (police) get paid."

February 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49ers fans could score big with ACE

Come 2015 San Francisco 49ers faithful in Manteca could literally walk to the games.

February 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers sought to help harvest excess citrus this Saturday for needy

Volunteers are needed Saturday to pick low hanging fruit to help feed struggling families.

February 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


So who’ll join the race to replace Weatherford as Manteca’s mayor?

Manteca's Willie Weatherford Era comes to an end in two years and nine months.

February 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flex is the word at Oakwood Shores

Oakwood Shores 2.0 isn't simply an upgrade of the initial gated lakefront community that took major nosedive during the collapse of the housing bubble.

February 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


NACA loans may help Manteca

Efforts to put home-buying families into Manteca foreclosures will get a boost in the coming months from the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.

February 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


More people, less snow can add up to California disaster

Clear skies are spelling trouble for California.

February 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will we have enough water?

Continued spring-like weather and critical Sierra snowpack at 37 percent of normal are prompting Manteca leaders to consider taking conservation measures to the next level.

February 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Eight months & no decision

A knife and a marijuana pipe figure heavily into arguments by family members of Ernesto Duenez in connection with their $25 million federal court lawsuit resulting from his death in an encounter with Manteca Police.

February 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


These are bad times? Those who lived thru World War II would say we never had it so good

Gas is pushing $4 a gallon again.

February 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


68,136 call Manteca home

Manteca's growing attraction as a retirement destination for active seniors played a big role in pushing the city's population mark to 68,136 in 2011.

February 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What will become of RDA housing projects?

A parcel bought by the Manteca Redevelopment Agency at 282 North Airport Way for a 10-unit affordable house project could end up being seized and sold by the state to help reduce California's budget deficit.

February 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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They all live in big boxes behind walls & they all look the same

Little boxes on the hillside,

March 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FENCING WILL KEEP HOMELESS OUT

Manteca is taking back the Manteca Library.

March 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CITY HAS HIGH WEEDS

Remember the good old days when roadside hawkers sold bags of oranges and flowers?

March 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD hiring 56 paid interns for summer break

Manteca Unified is offering what could be the ideal summer jobs for high school and college students with ties to the school district.

March 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sanctuary cities & illegals

Does anyone really want California to be a sanctuary state for illegals?

March 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CITY MANAGER LEAVING

City Manager Elena Reyes and the Manteca City Council are parting ways on April 14.

March 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MR. TOAD’S WILD RIDE GETTING WILDER

This may just be "the" year to raft the Lower Stanislaus River.

March 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Owners install broken glass along top of wall of burned out building

The Sycamore Arms owners have made a point about how homeless are drawn to an attractive nuisance in the form of their two-story downtown boarding ...

March 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Steal checks from grandma & receive get out of jail card

Who said crime doesn't pay?

March 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified A+ bus safety

It's tough if you are a student riding a Manteca Unified school bus to play hooky from school or lollygag after getting off the ...

March 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IS MANTECA HOLDING ACE?

Manteca's biggest drawing card to luring employers demanding a well-trained workforce may be among the 60,000 plus San Joaquin County commuters driving west ...

March 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mayor DeBrum: Manteca also lacks executive style housing

Affordable housing isn't all that is lacking when it comes to new Manteca neighborhoods.

March 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Blockbuster success: Four classes a term in high schools

Minutes add up under block scheduling.

March 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GOAL: ID TRUCK ROUTES

Manteca wants to keep on trucking when it comes to landing distribution centers.

March 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: Residents irked at extra cart charges

Has the City of Manteca shot itself in the proverbial foot when it comes to solid waste cost recovery?

March 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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