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Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: Family entertainment Mecca?

Manteca's leaders want to create a 205-acre regional family entertainment zone on city owned land anchored by Big League Dreams and a proposed Great Wolf Lodge resort.

September 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pursuing family entertainment zone

Part of the $45 million in redevelopment agency funds Manteca is expected to get control of back from the state could end up being the linchpin to turn 140 acres owned by the city into a regional family entertainment zone anchored by Big League Dreams and a proposed Great Wolf Resort.

September 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ROLLING IN PUMKINS (& MUD)

LATHROP - More than 3,100 people have paid between $45 and $75 apiece to brave obstacles ranging from mud to a truckload of smashed up pumpkins while covering more than three miles Saturday at the Dell'Osso Family Farm.

September 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Highway 99 work along southbound sound walls

New sound walls are on the way along the southbound lanes of Highway 99 between Lathrop Road and the Yosemite Avenue exit.

September 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bond would pay off farm debt

RIPON - Kit Oase is convinced there is no better time than now to invest in schools.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


8 years, $6.2M later and still no new police digs

They seemed like smart deals at the time.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Everyone & not just 53% if us pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sidewalk A-frame signs legal soon?

A good share of the hundreds of A-frames and banner flags illegally placed along Manteca city sidewalks could be legal by year's end.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CRUMBLING CLASSROOMS

RIPON - Lisa Fereria spends easily 15 hours a week worrying about pressing issues.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


City takes Mom & Pops to mat, gives mega firms pass on sign rules

Enforcement of municipal rules governing property - we are told - is complaint driven.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bond aims to replace aging temp school

RIPON - Amy Carter is an accidental Dr. Doolittle.

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Enforcing sign ordinance – or lack thereof – is a big issue

Want to pick out a controversial issue in Manteca that seems to never end?

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Election countdown: Get ready for run on guns at Bass Pro

You might want to do your gun shopping at Bass Pro Shops now to avoid the rush should President Barack Obama get re-elected in November.

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Thanking Comcast for getting me to cut the cable

I haven't watched TV now for four weeks and I'm loving it.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use 14% during Sept.

Manteca is not doing as an effective job at conserving water based on 2013 consumption than its neighbors in terms of straight percentage.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Louise Ave. target for sewer work

Two years ago crews finished work upgrading Louise Avenue between Main Street and Airport Way.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Atherton: ‘We got it done’

Mike Atherton recalls what everyone was saying about him and his partners Bill Filios and Bing Kirk 20 years ago this month.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Manteca get it right?

The most controversial block in Manteca - the 100 block of North Main with its much maligned bulb outs - is part of three major road improvement ...

October 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


County’s Manteca deals would make Dutch West India Company envious

Not since the Canarsie Indians accepted $24 in beads, cloth, trinkets, and Dutch guilders from the Dutch West India Company in exchange for Manhattan Island ...

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Francisco may be added to Stockton Airport name

The Bay Area's economic influence on San Joaquin County is growing.

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


More senior housing

Manteca's fourth affordable housing complex for low-income seniors will be made possible through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds.

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pool builders group argues against water conservation

If during a future drought water supply conditions got so precarious your city insisted that you not flush your toilet every time you urinate or ...

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shelter’s plumbing on the fritz

Volunteer board members running one of the most successful homeless family shelters in the Northern San Joaquin Valley fear ongoing plumbing issues being dealt with ...

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Oh thank heaven for Manteca’s fourth 7-Eleven

Manteca's fourth 7-Eleven - and third on Yosemite Avenue - is staging a grand opening on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LOTS TO DO SATURDAY

Looking for something to do Saturday?

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE DEL WEBB DECADE

No one was perhaps as surprised as executives with Pulte Homes that Manteca was where their first Del Webb at Woodbridge community in Northern San ...

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silverman: Keep City of Manteca for fire service

Councilman Richard Silverman wants to make it clear that if someone buys a home in the City of Manteca they should expect the same level ...

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Suit-mail’ is driving price of new housing up in California

Why is housing so expensive in California as well as the cost of doing business?

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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