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A high speed future possible for downtown

Downtown Manteca's future is looking up – literally.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s high-speed future

California's state-of-the-art high speed trains are likely to pass through the Manteca area.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Buffalo Wings & Rings plans restaurant at Orchard Valley

Have a hankering for buffalo wings?

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Kayaks sink Dick’s Sporting Goods deal

Dick's Sporting Goods – a major sports goods store – was among the early serious prospects to locate at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca challenge: Blight in newer neighborhoods

It's a classic early 21st century Manteca neighborhood.

January 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prison parolees get big break

There was a time – just two days ago actually – if a state prison parolee was picked up on suspicion of any non-violent crime such as check fraud, vehicle theft, identity theft, or residential burglary they'd automatically go back to the big house.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca must cut $3.8 million from upcoming 2010-11 budget

Manteca needs to trim $3.8 million from the upcoming municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Donner Party inspires latest Sacramento budget moves

Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Wet & wild? Storm system works

A series of storms such as are now moving through Manteca would have sent business and home owners alike scurrying for sand bags in some parts of the city just 30 years ago.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripping it all out & doing it may way

When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


BIA wants Manteca to slash growth fees 50%

The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca picks up tab for Boys & Girls Club trash, water & sewer

Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bonus bucks in abeyance? Only with some strings

It is pretty sobering to think that without the bonus bucks collected over the years Manteca today would have either 46 less police officers and firefighters or 75 less parks, streets, and general staff workers.

January 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks: Key to job stimulus?

Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.

January 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Industrial easing pain on Main?

Joe Kelley doesn't need a traffic study to know what is happening – traffic is slowly dropping off at Manteca's most notorious intersection for back-ups in the heart of downtown.

January 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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UNSAFE HOUSING

In an extremely rare move, Manteca fire and building safety inspectors along with county health representatives ordered the Inn at the Station on Moffat Boulevard shut down Monday until a long list of health and safety repairs are made.

March 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The Manteca tax that make more homeless

The Inn by the Station is not the Rose Motel of yesteryear or even of five years ago.

March 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCHOOL BEAT

It was brought to the attention of Manteca Unified that a parent was not sending her two kids to school.

March 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cell call to 9-1-1 is as good as land line in city

There was a time if you called 9-1-1 from a cell phone that law enforcement wouldn't have the foggiest idea of exactly where you are calling from.

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FHA LOANS: Don’t bite at email, or snail mail loan refinancing offers without exploring options

If you have a FHA backed mortgage there are a lot of people out there convinced you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year if you just call them.

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO

A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca farmers market gets makeover

Get ready for Market & Music in Manteca.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chris Teicheira ranked 5,685th in ESPN’s NCAA challenge

Chris Teicheira almost picked the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to a T.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Kahoot! developers dropping by Manteca schools

Two key players behind the Kahoot! are stopping by Manteca Unified on Friday lured by how the game-based classroom response system is catching on in local classrooms since the Going Digital roll out.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Legendary cross-country coach speaking at Sierra High on Monday

Sierra High has a movie date with the winningest cross country coach in California Interscholastic Federation history.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chamber launches ‘Business Buddies’

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new initiative to help small business dealing with the city permitting process.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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