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1 in 136 are gang members in Manteca

Municipal budget cutbacks triggered by The Great Recession may have forced the gutting of much of Manteca's gang unit but during the 18 months it was up and running at full force it provide police with an invaluable weapon - an expanded list of documented gang members.

March 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


City taxpayers save via policy to delay arrest of suspects with severe injuries

Manteca Police did not arrest the 21-year-old suspect who crashed his 1995 Ford Mustang after a chase that reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour following a gang-related fight at a North Main Street convenience store.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Judge extends restraining order halting sale of pot in downtown

A temporary restraining order barring Quick N' East Markets from selling marijuana in downtown Manteca has been extended for 90 days.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gang colors in Manteca are white & brown

This may come as a shock to those who are convinced that all of Manteca's 500 documented gang members are Hispanic.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real Manteca country for $299K

What passes for affordable country property sometimes is laughable.

March 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Gang-on-gang violence escalates as most other crimes decrease

Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one huge caveat – gang-on-gang violence.

March 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Free Shred It event April 17 helps fight ID theft

Every 22.8 hours in Manteca during 2009 someone became a victim of fraud or forgery.

March 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California vote to legalize pot scares Humboldt

Get ready for the economic collapse of Humboldt County.

March 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1M dollar view for $299K

It is a million dollar view with a $299,000 price tag.

March 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Interest strong in reserves even with pay reductions

Manteca's reserve firefighters have taken a 56 percent pay cut yet there is still a strong interest for the chance to land one of the available spots with the city fire department.

March 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A tale of two high schools: Sierra and Itawamba

Manteca has come a long ways from the day when former Councilwoman Denise Giordano reduced a young lady who had just graduated from Manteca High to tears during a special council meeting.

March 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E rates: Going down then up

PG&E rates for electricity may drop 2.5 percent on June 1.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca starts 29 new homes in last 18 days

Manteca's decision to suspend the bonus bucks charge of up to $17,000 for each new home built for the next five years has touched of a mini-building boom.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Targeting habitual offenders: Most bang for resources

Scott Nicholson was arrested again on Monday.

March 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The challenge: Beautify Manteca

The late Clarese Anderson led a one-woman crusade for much of her life to beautify her adopted hometown.

March 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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RIPARIAN RIGHTS: Farmers say their impact on water is misunderstood

Folks bellyaching about their lawns being less green in order to meet a state mandated 25 percent water use cutback may want to consider themselves lucky.

April 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s war on the homeless

So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About those ‘evil’ free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Plan for senior housing advances

The last hurrah of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency's housing bonds could end up providing 40 units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How I learned not to trust tax collectors

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sidewalk cruising is illegal

You've seen them before.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat Blvd. monument to moving on

The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try eating apples grown in Cupertino

Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Targeting Manteca’s lawns

California's lawns are soaking up precious water.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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