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$12.1M project saves $600K yearly

How can spending $12.1 million without impacting the general fund save the City of Manteca almost $600,000 a year in personnel and operational costs?

June 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may oppose plan to give employees say on personnel boards

Manteca's elected leaders may go on record opposing a proposed state law that would mandate half of the appointees to city personnel commissions to come from a list provided by every city's biggest employee bargaining group.

June 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Final curtain falls on Movies in the Park

The popular summer diversion – "Movies in the Park" – won't be taking place this year.

June 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California wants to penalize those who follow the law when others don’t

The California Legislature can't even balance a check book yet they have no problem telling the rest of us who aren't in financial trouble and who follow the law how to live our lives.

June 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


30% less housing for ‘The Square’

Distribution is expected to emerge as Manteca's economic driving force in the coming years.

June 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ted Nuce now lives in ‘Cowboy Capital’

Ted Nuce lives in the Cowboy Capital of the World.

June 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Mister Dillon’ reunited with Dennis Weaver

Marshal Matt Dillon (Jim Arness) is up in heaven right now with Kitty (Amanda Blake), Deputy Dennis Goode (Dennis Weaver) and Doc (Milburn Stone) enjoying a beer at the Long Branch Salon swapping stories and reminiscing about the good old days when TV shows didn't need gratuitous sex and violence to enthrall viewers.

June 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a lifestyle not an investment for 1st time buyers

Housing prices in Manteca are back to 1998 levels but the attitude of most first-time buyers is rooted in the 1950s.

June 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Bull riding champ returns home

Ted Nuce can't stay away from bulls.

June 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca bagging Great Wolf: Not a slam dunk

Great Wolf Resorts should not under any circumstances be considered a slam dunk.

June 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks put off day of reckoning

Manteca would have just over $300,000 less to spend in the fiscal year starting July 1 if all new home construction had ended at the start of 2008 when housing prices started their freefall.

June 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Guess what? State prisons are doing their job

I do not expect prisons to rehabilitate anyone.

June 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


All the homes are sold

Joe Anfuso will be the first to tell you – and viewers of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" – that a housing recovery is going to be a long time in coming.

June 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: Escrow closes on 26 homes a week

Overall home sales in Manteca are at a pace of 26 a week so far this year with existing homes outselling new ones by an 11 to 2 ratio.

June 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rodeo action returns to Manteca-Lathrop

It's been over 15 years since a rodeo last graced the Sandy Plains of Manteca-Lathrop.

June 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AVOIDING THE FISH FRY

Keeping reliable water flowing through Manteca and Lathrop household taps and irrigating Ripon almond orchards could come down one day to how well rainbow trout ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON

Move into a house within walking distance of a Manteca Unified elementary school and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin

Several residents in the Manteca neighborhoods off Northgate Drive west of North Main Street have reported seeing an uptick of homeless in their area and ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop 13 & affordable housing

What goes down must come up.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Tufa towers: Mono Lake’s whimsical touch

LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake and you'll be struck by two oddities of nature you won't find anywhere else ...

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


NORTH DOME

Yosemite Valley has become a zoo.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


False alarm price: $117K

It was an alarming trend.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recruiting is critical fourth ‘R’ for schools in Manteca

Manteca Unified had all but one needed teacher in place when classes started earlier this month.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Singh wins ballot lottery

Manteca City Council candidate Gary Singh is the winner of the Secretary of State's random lottery for how names will be listed on the ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Growth will start paying its full costs

Manteca taxpayers have been picking up the $270,000 annual tab for long range planning documents and periodic updating mandated by the state.

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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