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Two more weekends left for snow tubing

LATHROP - The weekend forecast? Look for a lot of snow down to 23 feet with dry snow tubing conditions.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bankruptcy brush led to growth cap

Home after home seemed to pop up overnight in the mid 1980s in Manteca putting a strain on services.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RDA: A community development tool that’s here to stay

I was out for a walk about 15 years ago with my first Dalmatian named Zebra when an elderly neighbor – she actually lived two blocks away – beckoned me from her porch.

February 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Typical payment drops $2,500 a month

The first-time homebuyer story of four years ago in Manteca now seems like ancient history.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Buyers of homes with deep value cuts will reap tax advantages for years to come

Call it the Darwin Proposition 13 effect.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


How about a tax on politicians to avoid fattening California’s deficit?

The state bureaucracy is bloated.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$62.4M to strengthen levees

The chances of flooding in Lathrop and southwest Manteca will be reduced significantly thanks to $62.4 million in state bond money awarded this week to Reclamation District 17.

February 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time = money when talking traffic

Waiting up to 20 seconds longer at traffic signals on roads either yet to be built or widened in Manteca could reduce the rise in the cost of future housing as well as save future tax dollars when it comes to street maintenance.

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders eye starting homes at River Islands

Looking for signs of a thaw in the new housing market that has gone into a deep freeze as the median price of a Manteca home plunged 57 percent in four years?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will we be able to slide like a Man-tee-kan once again?

Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Hot dogs & redemption

Irineo Gutierrez Jr. is going to sell hot dogs in Manteca after all.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California cities fighting thievery with thievery

Now the real fun begins.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tule Fog Fete marking winter’s end March 7

A week after Ripon celebrates the arrival of millions upon millions of white and pink almond blossoms, Caswell Park will mark the end of the tule fog season.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools provide 1 in 10 SJ jobs

Education is big business in San Joaquin County.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca RDA has $89.8M in its accounts

Independent auditors give the Manteca Redevelopment Agency high marks for fiscal soundness.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Water revenue drying up

Conserving water has cost Manteca $1,020,300 since July 1.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nears 75,000 mark for population

Manteca - based on trends as of Jan. 1, 2015 - could push 75,000 residents this year.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thomson scores spot in Manteca Hall of Fame

John "Jack" Thomson - among the top 30 California high school coaches for overall baseball wins - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pulling the plug on death penalty

It's come down to this: Death penalty foes who have consistently done everything they can to block California from executing those on death row now want the death penalty declared unconstitutional because the state doesn't put them to death quick enough. They argue lingering on death row for an uncertain execution is cruel and inhumane punishment.

May 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Watering: 3 or 2 days?

Manteca may not reduce the number of days it is OK for businesses, residents, and government agencies to water landscaping from three to two days a week.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jeff Shields retiring as SSJID GM

Jeff Shields plans to retire in mid-October as general manager of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterslides operators going into Hall of Fame

The husband-wife team responsible for connecting Manteca with waterslides in the minds of generations of people is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The smack down in Baltimore

Toya Graham is my nominee for mother of the year.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA TURF WAR

Grass is emerging as a hot Manteca political issue.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AT THE WALL

A free Memorial Day Weekend concert and rally for junior high and high school teens is being planned at Woodward Park on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. near the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD deals quickly with porn surfing

Students surfing porn and other inappropriate sites using the 3E Panasonic tablets issued as part of the $30 million Going Digital effort undertaken by Manteca Unified School District? It has happened.

April 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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