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When renting makes more sense

A household with two full-time workers each making minimum wage - $8 an hour – could afford to buy a $115,000 home if they have no other debt load and have the means to come up with $6,000 or so for down payment and closing costs.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


California must adopt specific water goals, rules

They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jo-Ann’s Fabrics is a wrap

Jo-Ann's Fabrics is opening in the Stadium Retail Center this spring.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca working on cutting 2010-11 deficit

Manteca is now chipping away at a $1 million deficit projected for the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Turkeys R Us still short turkeys for 300 families

Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Telethon total now at $100,391

Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Home(s) is where the jobs are

Getting people back to work is job one for the Manteca City Council.

December 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Children shouldn’t have to eat dog food

As a kid, I thought it was just weird.

December 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $9.5M wish list

Manteca may ask Uncle Sam for $9.5 million.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids put food on wish list, many may not get any this Christmas

It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Here’s why UC protestors aren’t getting empathy

Now here's a novel way to prevent the University of California from incurring more costs that in turn impact what students pay for tuition – damage buildings.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Levees aren’t safe

Manteca is about to officially admit flooding from the San Joaquin and Stanislaus rivers is a potential problem for some municipal residents.

December 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New route: Truckers can keep on trucking

A few simple signs are going to save truckers a bundle in fines.

December 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Malcontents upset homes are being built

It doesn't make sense.

December 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca water rates dropping

It will cost more Jan. 1 to flush your toilet and to turn on a light switch.

December 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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SSJID waiting to see whether PG&E appeals

South San Joaquin Irrigation District's drive to reduce electricity rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is on pause until mid-January.

December 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Holidays change city’s garbage collection days

If your garbage is collected on Thursday and Friday normally in Manteca, it won't happen for the next two weeks.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Retro music movement gives a pulse to vinyl sales

Vinyl records are supposedly making a comeback of sorts.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless shelters ‘a right’

Any group has "the right" to open a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca as long as they do so in a general commercial zone.

December 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cities prepare for floods while drought continues

The biggest threat to Manteca and Lathrop: Flood or drought?

December 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Louise: On track for widening

Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.

December 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Morowit goes GQ on council

The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday's meeting didn't go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hernandez gets nod for council

Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vacant council seat may be filled tonight

Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


½ cent tax key to ACE

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The good guys still wear blue

Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Storm didn’t really help storage

Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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