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Now’s the time to put safeguards in against new home flipping

Looking back at flipping in 2005 it is amazing that the housing market collapse wasn't worse.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Willis Carrier’s hot idea: Has it cheated us of enjoying the heat of summer?

Old Man Sol has the Northern San Joaquin Valley in a Half Nelson.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snafu helped save Manteca’s bacon

Manteca got close to a $1 million in unexpected sales tax from The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley due to an oversight that delayed the city's final acceptance of the 1,922-space parking lot construction for almost three years.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In Shape plans to open second Manteca location

In Shape is opening a second health club in Manteca.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should non-citizens with gang tattoos be allowed entry into United States?

Do you believe the wearing of a gang tattoo is an indication one might be a gang member?

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cuts 99 workers in 4 years

Manteca has grown by just under 5,000 residents to push 70,000 since 2007-08.

July 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The tower: Is it visual pollution or equivalent of background noise?

Visual pollution is a buzz word that is growing in use.

July 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t afford to pay day-to-day bills? Splurge on bullet train

Spend a few hours or so each week day over the course of a month at San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose airports.

July 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City wants to regulate human signs

Human signs in Manteca are not currently regulated.

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Can SSJID legally pay fees to keep Manteca ‘whole’?

Can South San Joaquin Irrigation District under state law legally pay franchise fees to the cities of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon?

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Less vehicle accidents in Manteca, more injuries

A traffic accident happened every 14.8 hours in Manteca during the first five months of 2012.

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cable cars as well as hypocrisy climb halfway to the stars in San Francisco

"Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man." - John Muir

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New sewer line will help reduce electricity usage

It isn't a glamour project but when it is completed it'll assure that what you flush will get to the Manteca wastewater treatment plant safely and at minimal expense.

July 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Young high tech zombies walking around on streets

There are a minimum of three sign wavers dancing along the stretch of Yosemite Avenue sidewalk I use to jog home from In Shape.

July 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Growth may keep an eye on crime

Manteca's municipal staff is evaluating options requiring new development to purchase security cameras and storage systems in a bid to help law enforcement identify and gather evidence to arrest and convict law breakers.

July 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chestnut going whole hog

Joey Chestnut - a San Jose man who makes a pig of himself for a living - is competing in the World Bacon Eating Championship taking place ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Q&A about camping in Manteca

Now that the homeless have been locked out of the Manteca Library courtyard at night by a wrought iron fence put in place to stop ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Residents say the time has come to retake Manteca

They defecate on doorsteps.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cougars encouraged after full offseason of work

STOCKTON - Although this will be Eddie Menzel's second season as the Weston Ranch volleyball coach, he inherited the program last year after the summer ...

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CUTTING ERRORS, RED TAPE

It is a "horror" story that Manteca Community Development Director Greg Showerman has heard way too often.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca deal of the century moving forward?

What could arguably be the sweetest deal for Manteca's economy since Ed Powers a century ago convinced Claus Spreckels that the sandy plains was ...

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca, EU high schools set for $28M in bond work

East Union High and Manteca High have been moved up to the next round of Measure G modernization school projects.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do ...

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Tim Ogden means business.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CELEBRATING ACE EXTENSION

Passenger train service is returning to downtown Manteca.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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