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Manteca OKs sidewalks for Commerce

When Social Security built a new Manteca office in 2012, the federal government chose a site behind Home Depot that was away from public transit and not accessible by sidewalk.

April 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California makes sure car buyers pay the price twice in taxes

Call it farmer smarts

April 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Beware of sugary drink tax: It might end up killing you

How many calories are in 16 ounces of orange juice? Try 220 calories.

April 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca condo prices increase slightly, still 75% off market peak

It was the hottest buy in town.

April 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Greg Leland being inducted into Manteca Hall of Fame

Greg Leland - whose dedication to young people has spanned 27 years - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LAFCo’s Subliminal message: SJ County is not business friendly

Is San Joaquin County business friendly?

April 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


550 apply to attend River Islands

LATHROP - A pent-up demand for charter schools means the South County's newest public elementary campus - River Islands Technology Academy - will open in August with a waiting list of students trying to get into kindergarten through fourth grade classes.

April 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


LAFCo treating SSJID differently than Lathrop power provider

The request by South San Joaquin Irrigation District to take over a chunk of the PG&E service territory isn't the first rodeo for the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission.

April 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


King George III: Behind the smoke in New York City

I can't stand cigarette smoke.

April 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What to do with Cottage Avenue?

Councilman Steve DeBrum wants Cottage Avenue made safer between the Highway 99 overpass and Louise Avenue and he doesn't want to spend thousands on a consultant to do so.

April 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Renewable law enhances value of SSJID power by 70%

Dropping power prices may actually make it more feasible for South San Joaquin Irrigation District to leverage Tri-Dam Project receipts to deliver on a promise to reduce power costs by 15 percent assuming they get past the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission.

April 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CARE to know why your power rates are higher?

CARE to know what PG&E and South San Joaquin Irrigation District agree upon?

April 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


(Almost) 50 shades of green

Come this summer you'll be able to charge an all-electric vehicle downtown and do so from power generated from the sun and not the PG&E grid.

April 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LAFCo forcing SSJID to spend $1.9M on effort to lower rates

It's been 44 months since the South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission for permission to sell retail electricity to customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon at rates 15 percent below PG&E prices.

April 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A Marshall Plan to fight Manteca crime

Bruce Lownsbery is by all standards a thoughtful man.

April 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING FORCE FOR MURALS

Charleen Carroll - one of the driving forces behind the largest public arts project in Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Woodward name graces school, reservoir, park

Pioneer Walter J. Woodward was responsible for the ground work for securing water that made it possible for Manteca to grow from a railroad siding ...

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘ZERO HOUR’ ARRIVES

The dedication of the final mural for what is believed to be the nation's only concentration of murals honoring those who fought in America ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biggest MPD need is more patrol officers

Traffic enforcement is a top priority for Manteca Police but that doesn't mean the city's top law enforcement officer will be pushing to ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SEEKING HELP FOR BYPASS

Elected officials as well as public leaders from throughout San Joaquin County are in Washington, D.C., today making a pitch for up to $65 ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Love Manteca coming up short on volunteers

It doesn't seem like much but devoting four hours this Saturday to a variety of projects around Manteca as part of the Love Manteca ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water play feature will be turned on four days a week

The popular interactive water play feature at Library Park that was turned off for four years during the drought before limited use was allowed in ...

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High's modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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