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Will council cut police force by 16 officers?

Manteca could end up with 30 percent less police officers over the next few months between retirements and the threatened lay-off of 16 officers by mid-October.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The self-induced misery of many newspapers

The loss of a newspaper is not a good thing – even a competitor.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Dance contest part of upcoming Pumpkin Fair

So just who is more suave of a dancer - Manteca Councilman Steve DeBrum or Commons at Union Ranch (Premier Care) Chief Executive Officer Don Peterson?

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trash talk: Air quality = higher rates

Manteca residents are recycling more and generating less garbage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government jobs & pay at top of SJ heap

Government provides the biggest slice of the employment pie in San Joaquin County and also offers the second highest average weekly wage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Everything from carving to cooking at Pumpkin Fair

Manteca's best pumpkin desert makers and pumpkin carvers are competing at next weekend's 25th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to take a real look at workforce housing project

Those living in the Land of the McMansions are about to get new neighbors – workforce housing.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly days near an end?

Manteca may soon drop out of the running for Weed Patch USA honors at least as far as part of the Highway 99 corridor is concerned.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ALL ABOARD!

LATHROP – Ron Dell'Osso always wanted his own train set as a child.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


For Jowell, laughter was always better than tears

That impish signature twinkle lit up her eyes.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHARP seeking more volunteers

Roger Meadows just didn't sit around the house after retiring from his 27-year career with Lockheed as a project planner.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Football field carries name of dedicated board member

Guss Schmiedt literally helped create one of Manteca's earliest football fields.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Economic reality catching up with public sector

The professor was indignant.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The bottom of the Manteca market

You can own your own home in Manteca for less than $550 a month and not have to sink a lot of money into the foreclosure you're buying.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Being competitive for employees part of current city budget woes

Dropping wages due to high employment and more young people entering the labor market ultimately could go a long way to curing what ails Manteca's general fund – high employee salaries.

September 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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McKinley-120 interchange

The proposed McKinley Avenue interchange could be the first step toward easing congestion on the 120 Bypass.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Mike Morowit's financial savvy has managed to keep Miner Mart a viable business through two economic downturns and a tectonic shift in Manteca retailing during the past 20 years.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doing the right thing

Honest people do exist.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Forced estate sale thanks to ADA suit at Barnwood in Ripon

Perhaps Carmichael-based attorney Scott Johnson will drop by the Barnwood Restaurant in Ripon this Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see if he can pick up a bargain.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Waterford thanks Thomas for efforts

Helping Manteca Chamber of Commerce clean flags and replace those that have been damaged: $5,000 or so.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MJC seeking chain gang

Want to join a gang?

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Growth triumphs over Manteca Rural Committee

Back in the 1980s the residents along the north side of Louise Avenue between Airport Way and the railroad tracks formed the nucleus of the Manteca Rural Committee.

July 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tough Manteca balancing act

Manteca has entered the green versus yellow lawn quandary.

July 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE DEL WEBB EFFECT

Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona

Do not get teary-eyed or enraged thinking about how Joseph R. Wood III died.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOOK IN LATHROP

Homes that qualify for FHA mortgages are in high demand.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water: Outlook not good

A streak of sub-90 degree days has Public Works Director Mike Houghton concerned.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

The City of Manteca is the biggest water waster by far.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca scores with BLD

The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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