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Bid to recover park costs may chase farmers market out

Manteca's drive to recover "100 percent of all costs" for park use could drive the farmers market out of downtown Manteca's Library Park.

May 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Admittedly it was a bad choice of words for a sensitive story

It wasn't one of my finest moments.

May 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca OKs $19M in bonds for sewer work

Manteca's elected leaders authorized the issuance of $19 million in bonds Tuesday to complete the final phase of the retrofit and expansion of the wastewater treatment plant.

May 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is $1M justified for staffing an aerial fire truck?

Does Manteca really need nine firefighters to man the 100-foot aerial platform fire truck 24/7?

May 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CVB moving near Bass Pro

Manteca's Convention & Visitors Bureau is going where the tourists go – The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

May 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Opportunity may exist for new library at 555 Industrial

There is a solution to Manteca's Library needs and it might be staring city leaders in the face.

May 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Is it time for water workers, firefighters to ticket water wasters?

It wasn't high noon but for water evaporation and landscape irrigation it couldn't come at a worst time.

May 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The vote that changed Manteca

Manteca was anything but a prosperous bustling community back in early 1909.

May 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cameras coming soon at Southside & Library parks

High tech cameras and the old-fashioned concept of neighbors looking out for each other is how Manteca Police are planning to step up efforts to make city parks even safer despite the department being 14 positions short due to the budget crisis.

May 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Book showcases Manteca murals

Manteca's murals now grace the pages of a new 186-page art book targeted for release in June.

May 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New home building pace triples

The pace of residential building tripled during April in Manteca with developers starting 37 new single homes.

May 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Steve DeBrum picked for 2009 Hall of Fame honor

Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.

May 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It is time to pull the plug on California’s government

Santa Barbara is burning.

May 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Project’s design puts brakes on speed

Crivello Estates - a planned semi-custom neighborhood of 65 homes in East Manteca - is being designed to avoid Vasconcellos Avenue from being turned into a thoroughfare.

May 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Governor vows to hijack up to $2M from Manteca if ballot measures go down to defeat

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's threat to seize more property tax from California cities and counties should Proposition 1A not pass in the May 19 special election could cost the City of Manteca between $1 million and $2 million.

May 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Manteca’s goal: 5th fire station, new police office

Manteca needs to restore police and firefighting staffing to prerecession levels.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cemeteries, growing up, death & life

I'd venture to say that I view cemeteries a bit differently than most people.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID taking delivery of federal power

Electricity generated at federal facilities will start powering the South San Joaquin Irrigation District offices and a portion of the agency's pumps starting in 2015.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ agency protecting PG&E profits

A lot has happened since June 2009 when South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Area Formation Commission to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steve Winter joining Hall of Fame

Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California may soon be ablaze in orange, red & black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID water outlook is improving

You can go jump into the lake today.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNION RANCH APPEAL

There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

April 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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