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Manteca should end economic segregation by subdivisions

Lincoln in Placer County where I grew up is much like Manteca when it comes to old and new neighborhoods.

October 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


End of Manteca’s McMansion Era?

Is the era of the McMansion in Manteca giving way to a small is beautiful period?

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s tally for Obama bucks: $5.6M

Manteca will soon see the light for a lot less money.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Questions about police funeral escorts, firemen shopping for their meals

The following are questions submitted by a reader about why the City of Manteca spends money and/or deploys manpower in the way that they do.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


CHP picks off sitting ducks in Spreckels Park

Aaron is a frustrated trucker.

October 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Union at 120: Retail central

There was a time in the late 1980s that planners scoffed at the idea of houses let along retail south of the Highway 120 Bypass.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


A double date package

Dave Marques once graced Oxygen women's exercise magazine's firefighter calendar as Mr. December.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Melmac: The dishware of Nuclear Age

Melmac and Alf.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


FIRST-TIME BUYER FRUSTRATIONS

Four years ago this month only one home sold for less than $300,000 in Manteca.

October 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


More affordable housing for seniors

Magnolia Court – a 52-unit subsidized senior housing complex – is getting ready to move toward construction.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Halloween fun starts Saturday in Manteca

Halloween kicks off in Manteca a week early this Saturday with two long-standing traditions – Safe Halloween as well as the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NUMMI closure expected to hit Manteca hard in 2010

The impact of the March 2010 closing of the Fremont NUMMI plant will send shockwaves through the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dark storm clouds ahead & Manteca resilient workers

You pass them on the street every day – municipal street crews, parks workers, firefighters, police and others.

October 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$3.7M reserve slashed to $91,637

Manteca's general fund operating reserves for the next eight months has been slashed to a razor-thin $91,637 in order to balance the $32.8 million spending plan.

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


State sued over raid of $2.05B in RDA funds

Manteca leaders are backing an effort to sue the state over a $2.05 billion raid on local redevelopment agency money that the California Legislature seized to balance the state budget.

October 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Ground needs 2” of rain before runoff occurs

It will take at least 2 inches of rain in much of California before any sizeable run-off makes its way into reservoirs that are at record lows.

October 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


30 YEARS OF FUN

The frost isn't on the pumpkin yet and the day time highs are still hitting the upper 90s.

October 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca schools byte off more than they can afford

They're sleek. They're cutting edge. They're today.

October 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$31.7 million decision is for the birds

The double-crested cormorant is not on any endangered species list.

October 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Study: SSJID can lower rates 15%

It's now the $310 million question.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stockton Police: Gambling with Sam Fant’s reputation?

Stockton Police are alleging Manteca Unified School District board member Sam Fant is a person of interest in an Internet café gambling operation.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU golf remains unbeaten

Brooke Riley shot an even-par 37 to lead East Union's 246-288 win over Manteca at Manteca Park Golf Course. Monday's win moves the Lancers to 5-0 in the Valley Oak League.

September 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


MOVING WALL RETURNING

The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis’ lesson in black & white

Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TALKING TRASH

You can tell a lot about a city by its garbage.

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two types of water: Let the suing begin

Water is water, right?

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$MART MOVE$

She's a single woman in Manteca in her 50s.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


DEEPENING DROUGHT FEARED

It rained 0.51 inches in Manteca on Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to change course at city hall

There is no delicate way to put this. The folks who run the City of Manteca day-to-day are out of touch with the people they serve.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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