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Families displaced by tear gas after bank robbery in need of donations

Six Manteca residents have been displaced from their homes for at least two weeks – if not longer – due to the aftermath of Friday's Bank of America robbery and subsequent 12-hour standoff in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


4th straight month of 30 plus new housing starts

August was the best month for new housing starts in Manteca in more than two years with construction starting on 37 new homes.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t be swayed by PG&E’s crocodile tears

PG&E doesn't think South San Joaquin Irrigation District is playing fair.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Manteca’s future hold the anti-McMansion?

Imagine – if you will – living in a 90-square-foot residential unit just 13.62 square feet bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Forced layoffs of cops as more cons getting out?

It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID throws down gauntlet

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca visitors causing accidents face fire charges

There's an extra incentive now for out-of-town residents to drive safely in Manteca.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Obama speech to school kids strikes raw nerves

It is being billed as a pitch to get kids to work hard and stay in school. Some say it is Orwellian. Others claim it is cult worship. And then there are those that contend it is political grandstanding on the taxpayer's dime.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mobile homes offer another housing option

Four years ago it wasn't unusual for a mobile home in a park like Manteca's El Rancho Estates to sell for $180,000.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


No permit, no dancing for now

The last dance has taken place at Club Leon – at least for now.

September 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BMX puts Manteca on track for visitor cash

To some, it is just a mound of dirt devoid of grass.

September 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1,800 cut-off notices a month

A year ago the City of Manteca would issue 1,000 final notices to cut off water service for non-payment of municipal utility bills. Of those, 200 actually ended up with service turned off.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Court sides with Manteca over higher fee on homes

Morrison Homes went for broke in its lawsuit against the City of Manteca over government facilities fees and lost big.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SUN, WATER & SEWER GAS

Sewer gas, the sun's rays, and the power of water are being combined in a package deal to land federal stimulus funds being awarded for renewable energy projects.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Strategy: Inconvenience homeless

Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WOODWARD & WATER

"Little drops of water

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber seeks help to clean 2,500 flags

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered

There is no middle ground with Jack Snyder. You either like him or you don't.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water supplies tighten

There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Panera Bread seeks OK from Manteca planners

Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Breaking up California is so hard to do

Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn't be all that bad.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON TAP OR IN BOTTLE?

What's safer to drink: Manteca tap water or bottled water?

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Some of the cleanest water on the planet

Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

"You're going to get sick!"

July 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How bad would it be without Prop. 13?

Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca water use drops 20.4%

Brown lawns are starting to pay off for Manteca when it comes to conserving water.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

July 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DeBrum: Do something about homeless

The homeless debate at Library Park is about to become political.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


49er fans score $30 game rides

Northern San Joaquin Valley fans of the San Francisco 49er fans with game tickets have been dealt an ACE when it comes to avoiding game day traffic and sky high parking costs at the new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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