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So is this the bottom?

Are things leveling out in the Manteca housing market?

February 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Law & Disorder: The shape of things to come

Three young men apparently thought it would be fun Tuesday night to go around with flashing red and blue strobe lights and pull over unsuspecting motorists and ask for their identification.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Push for ½ cent jail sales tax

The November ballot could include a half cent sales tax designed to generate $40 million to pay for the staffing and operations of an expanded San Joaquin County Jail.

February 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stop signs, crosswalks for Powers

All Councilwoman Debby Moorhead wanted on Powers Avenue at Hutchings Street to improve the safety of pedestrians was a crosswalk.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca, Ripon & Escalon say ‘yes’ to SSJID, ‘no’ to PG&E

Two years ago PG&E was able to garner support among elected leaders in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to thwart South San Joaquin Irrigation District efforts to gain official council support of SSJID's efforts to enter the retail power business.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is Manteca Ronald McDonald’s kind of place?

The fast food proliferation in Manteca continues.

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIA pushing double suicide pact with city

If you are clinging to the side of a capsized boat in the middle of shark infested waters praying for rescuers to come to your aid, would you deliberately slash yourself to let blood flow into the water?

February 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Calling plans would befuddle even Nostradamus

There was a time when a princess phone was the cat's meow when it came to high tech from your phone company that you affectionately referred to as Ma Bell.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders: Cut growth fees in half

The head of the organization that represents almost all builders in Manteca has a message for City Hall – if you want to generate jobs slash growth fees for everything from parks to road projects triggered by the need to accommodate growth in half.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$194K question: Will SSJID lowering power rates cause global warming?

Will South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to take over PG&E's retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop trigger a rise in the ocean level?

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Obama bucks paying for environment study for transit station

A transit station in downtown Manteca that could one day serve high speed trains running to San Jose is having its environmental study funded by President Obama's economic stimulus package.

February 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Setting high neighborhood standards

The coolest thing about proposed single family residential tract design standards being developed for Manteca might just be the trees.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


You may soon be able to pay city utility bills by speaking with computer

Technology will soon make it less frustrating – and quicker – to pay municipal utility bills by phone as well as improve the efficiency of municipal staff.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New subdivisions may have enough blight to qualify for inclusion in redevelopment

Foreclosure blight may open the door for Manteca to add neighborhoods built in the past 20 years to the redevelopment agency.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Finally, the city may address Powers speeding

One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Pension costs growing expense

Public employee retirees are living longer.

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use - or do they?

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca USD: Uranus versus Pluto conflict

Folks who make their living tossing theories abound about human behavior generally define Millennials as those born between the 1980s and 2000s. Some define Millennials by those who were in their formative years or reached adulthood at the dawn of the 21st century.

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming flood of misery for rural south Manteca folks

Rain and snow when it does fall can sometimes inflict painful misery on parts of Manteca and Lathrop.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca plans more info for new website

Looking for a street address in Manteca?

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


75-25 tax split to land Wolf?

Manteca may make its biggest tax sharing deal ever to get the biggest economic return yet for the municipal general fund.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


QUICKER RESPONSE

Manteca firefighters are arriving at emergency calls quicker despite an increase in calls.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ County plans center in Manteca

Home sales at River Islands at Lathrop and elsewhere will help start moving a proposed satellite county center toward becoming a reality in Manteca.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You voted for eggs to sell at $3.16 a dozen

The chickens have come home to roost.

January 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

January 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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