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Forced layoffs of cops as more cons getting out?

It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID throws down gauntlet

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca visitors causing accidents face fire charges

There's an extra incentive now for out-of-town residents to drive safely in Manteca.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Obama speech to school kids strikes raw nerves

It is being billed as a pitch to get kids to work hard and stay in school. Some say it is Orwellian. Others claim it is cult worship. And then there are those that contend it is political grandstanding on the taxpayer's dime.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mobile homes offer another housing option

Four years ago it wasn't unusual for a mobile home in a park like Manteca's El Rancho Estates to sell for $180,000.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


No permit, no dancing for now

The last dance has taken place at Club Leon – at least for now.

September 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BMX puts Manteca on track for visitor cash

To some, it is just a mound of dirt devoid of grass.

September 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1,800 cut-off notices a month

A year ago the City of Manteca would issue 1,000 final notices to cut off water service for non-payment of municipal utility bills. Of those, 200 actually ended up with service turned off.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Court sides with Manteca over higher fee on homes

Morrison Homes went for broke in its lawsuit against the City of Manteca over government facilities fees and lost big.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SUN, WATER & SEWER GAS

Sewer gas, the sun's rays, and the power of water are being combined in a package deal to land federal stimulus funds being awarded for renewable energy projects.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca doubling number of code enforcement officers

The City of Manteca is getting closer to having two code enforcement officers.

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified: Why is it now faring worse than some nearby districts?

How did Manteca Unified get in its present financial predicament that some contend is worse than neighboring school districts?

September 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID weighs next step in bid to enter retail power on Thursday

The last time South San Joaquin Irrigation District met to formally air its plans to enter the retail power business, a large contingent of PG&E employees and retirees showed up prompting a move to a nearby church sanctuary.

September 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


More room on way for customer lobby?

Days when municipal utility bills are due – including the absolute last day to pay on delinquent bills to avoid a shut off of water service – lines often snake outside the Finance Department at the Manteca Civic Center and down the sidewalk.

September 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A cautionary tale about signing on the dotted line

Steve Catalano wants to go home.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$159M bond helps push for vocational education

The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Why rats like dark tunnels such as the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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