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Santa, bring some coal for the legislature

Dear Santa,

December 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E system worth $41M?

PG&E representatives at public forums have repeatedly put the value of the electrical distribution system in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon at more than $300 million.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Record 14.8% of Mantecans without jobs

Nine hundred city residents lost their jobs in October and November to push Manteca unemployment up to a post Depression high of 14.8 percent.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Donors make sure 1,300 struggling families will have Christmas dinner

Mike Mallory is impressed.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber endorses ballot measure to keep state’s hands off local revenue

Manteca's largest business organization is backing a statewide ballot aimed at preventing the California Legislature and the governor from taking local revenue to balance the state budget.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


PG&E upset $3K a year would go to kids & not them

There are grumblings from the PG&E camp that the Boys & Girls Club board has endorsed the South San Joaquin Irrigation District in its bid to takeover the PG&E retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the objective of reducing rates 15 percent across the board.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alarming trend: Manteca billing homeowners $13K for false, unregistered burglar alarms

There's something extra coming in the mail this month for homeowners who have failed to heed warnings to make their burglar alarms comply with new municipal rules – a bill.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Austin Road project with 4,198 homes requires water tank

Manteca's third water tank may go up on Atherton Drive just north of Woodward Avenue to make sure adequate pressure can be provided for southeast Manteca as well as the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park project.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Imagine what ruins of Manteca homes would look like in 2039

Visiting places like Bodie – the fabled eastern Sierra mining ghost town that is now a state park – makes me a bit uneasy.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When renting makes more sense

A household with two full-time workers each making minimum wage - $8 an hour – could afford to buy a $115,000 home if they have no other debt load and have the means to come up with $6,000 or so for down payment and closing costs.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


California must adopt specific water goals, rules

They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jo-Ann’s Fabrics is a wrap

Jo-Ann's Fabrics is opening in the Stadium Retail Center this spring.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca working on cutting 2010-11 deficit

Manteca is now chipping away at a $1 million deficit projected for the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Turkeys R Us still short turkeys for 300 families

Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Telethon total now at $100,391

Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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MAKING DROUGHT WORSE?

More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Springtime in Manteca means gophers are popping up

Capistrano has its swallows. Pier 39 has its sea lions. And Manteca has its gophers.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE needs may come at expense of bus service

Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Single family homes: All that matters in Manteca

Let's be honest.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snowpack just 14% of normal

They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GIVING HOPE

Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beautiful blue eyes

Those beautiful blue eyes.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for rain barrels

New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RAIN DROPS RETURN

New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Property tax up 14%

Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rules against excess watering of landscaping being formed

Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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