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‘Family Affair’s’ Cissy speaking at women’s connection

"Cissy" of "Family Affair" fame is speaking in Manteca during the eight annual Women's Connection networking event on Friday, Feb. 5.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to heed lesson of Weston Ranch

Managing a bust is perhaps more important than directing a boom.

January 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca lands JM Equipment

JM Equipment Co. has acquired the former Sexton Chevrolet building in Spreckels Park with plans to consolidate its Modesto and Stockton operations in Manteca.

January 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


You get out of a garden & life what you put into it

I've paid for a new roof as well as a new fence that I stained by hand. I painted the outside and ripped out most of the inside carpet. I tore down an outbuilding and ripped out brick flower beds as well as two concrete pathways. I've ripped up four trees and the grass in the back yard and removed the grass and three trees in the front yard. I've planted seven trees and 128 shrubs so far.

January 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real Estate Believe it or Not

What a strange long year it's been.

January 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Fees to build ‘typical’ home: $40K

What does it cost to build a typical tract home south of the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca?

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park project still waiting on utility lines

It's been seven years in the making and the city is ready to go and has the money but the biggest part of the Library Park expansion still hasn't gotten underway.

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


America banks too much on bank housing policies

The major banks – the real players in shaping America's housing market – should not be allowed to return to their old ways.

January 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Bypass/99 woodlands

Federal stimulus money can be a beautiful thing.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 workers using interest free city loans for computers

Almost 40 percent of Manteca's 260 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The promise of community-based government

Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.

January 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Measure K keeps SJ moving

Every time someone buys a dollar's worth of taxable merchandise in San Joaquin County they are contributing a half cent to fix potholes, build major roadways, construct railroad crossings, secure bike paths and roadway landscaping plus help advance rail and bus transportation.

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Supersizing of McMansions during 2000s

The 1950s was the era of the flat-top in Manteca with a typical home – even those with traditional roof lines - consisting of a one-car garage, a little over 800 square feet and two bedrooms and a bathroom.

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


No economic justice for San Joaquin Valley

The Congressional Research Service in December of 2005 released a 353-page report that dubbed the eight-county San Joaquin Valley as "The New Appalachia."

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca could take a cue from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is definitely a much more expensive place to live than Manteca.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

January 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Levee behind existing homes?

The solution to protecting southwest Manteca from a 200-year flood will help determine exactly where the controversial proposed alignment of the future Raymus Expressway will swing through the rural countryside.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


JANUARY IN MANTECA

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat's feet.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lost devices not likely to cost parents

Should a Manteca Unified student lose or break a Panasonic 3E tablet away from school the odds are their family won't end up paying for it even if they do not purchase the optional insurance at a cost of $5 a month.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution

Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Accidents up 27% in 6 years

Manteca's accident numbers since 2009 have increased 4.5 times faster than the population.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital means poor students may get left behind

There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District's Going Digital undertaking.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you help?

It's going to cost $15 million to extend Daniels Street and put in place infrastructure essential to turn 187 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land into an economic juggernaut for Manteca built around leisure industries.

January 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RATES STAY LOW

Water costs for farmers in the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts are going up in 2015.

January 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

January 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

January 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RENTING VS BUYING

The naysayers were insistent.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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