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Effort made to minimize impact on current pay of city workers

The bottom line for Manteca municipal employees who faced layoffs or compensation cuts was how the city crafted the reduction.

October 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


The blame game trumps finding a real solution

America's favorite pastime these days isn't baseball. It's the blame game.

October 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The new Manteca numbers game

Now that it is clear the tsunami known as the mortgage meltdown has swept through the Manteca housing market it is safe to start thinking about long-term recovery.

October 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Dell’Osso farms: It’s corny but tons of fun

LATHROP – Dell'Osso Farms is arguably the happiest place in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

October 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Del Webb fire station next

Manteca's next fire station is now targeted for Airport Way on the northwest corner of the 1,420-home Del Webb at Woodbridge neighborhood.

October 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Citizen floats utility tax idea for budget woes

Manteca resident Bud Wallace has an interesting suggestion in a letter you can find elsewhere on today's opinion page.

October 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can 16 cops be saved by Saturday?

A behind-the-scenes effort is quietly underway to avoid 16 layoffs of Manteca Police officers this Saturday.

October 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Cop layoff debate: The need to avoid a repeat of 1983

Economic reality has prompted a council that consists of two retired law enforcement personnel – John Harris who served as a San Joaquin County probation officer and Willie Weatherford who is a retired Manteca police chief – to send City Manager Steve Pinkerton forth with a compensation readjustment proposal for all municipal employees including police. If the bargaining groups didn't buy it, the other option is layoffs within that particular set of employees.

October 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What goes up must come down

A commitment to helping municipal employees have competitive pay with comparable jurisdictions when the job market and economy was hot was one of the major factors setting up Manteca's $14 million deficit.

October 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Takin’ it to the Streets Sunday

Mike Moore equates it to doing Jesus Christ's work outside of the box as in the four walls of a church.

October 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Groundbreaking Oct. 15 on outlet stores in Manteca

Get ready for the Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.

October 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Going for broke means never fixing what’s broken

All or nothing at all is an approach that those on the left and those on the right should use sparingly.

October 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Fee designed to preserve ag land

Vineyards, almond orchards and strawberry fields will disappear when the proposed 1,049-acre Austin Road Business Park is fully developed.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Playground work set for Springtime & Sequoia

Two more parks are on target to have aging playground equipment replaced.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council ponders future city hall, police station & corp yard

What will come first – a new police station, a new city hall, or an expanded corporation yard?

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkeys R Us deficit cut to 586 turkeys

The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign - a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas - are those who know tough times.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca will follow ruling on concealed carry permits

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finally, a home for VFW Post

After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Later garbage collection to counter Toter diving?

Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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