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Two more park playgrounds upgraded

Manteca's multiple year campaign to upgrade neighborhood park playgrounds is two steps closer to completion.

January 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cold turkey time for Sacramento?

Voters could force Sacramento's hand in November if a proposition that would make it illegal for the state to either borrow, redirect, or seize revenue dedicated to local government qualifies for the ballot.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Rain drops will keep falling on Manteca thru Thursday

Get ready for four more days of wind and rain.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘All men are created equal’ must be more than just words

prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Celebrating July 4th early saves $17K

The City Council Tuesday will decide whether to switch the aerial show and the community celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex to Saturday, July 3, in a bid to save the city $17,405. The council meets at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moffat pipe work will help water pressure

Water pressure is expected to improve in the Powers Tract neighborhood and areas north of Moffat Boulevard to South Main Street with a new water main being placed in beneath Moffat Boulevard.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15

Fifty athletes have already entered the 2010 Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s retail future: City makes its own luck

Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


300% increase in dog license?

It may soon cost $20 a year – or four times the current $5 fee – to license a spayed or neutered dog in Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca reserve firefighters may take 56% pay cut

Manteca's reserve firefighters may soon work for 56 percent less pay.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City may cover utility fees for Boys & Girls

Excess interest in the municipal enterprise accounts involving water, sewer, and solid waste may be used to cover city utility fees for the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The vision known as the Tidewater Bike Path system

Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


City dodges garbage rate hike

A pre-emptive move to cut labor costs in the city's enterprise operations – sewer, water, garbage, and the golf course – is helping Manteca avoid rate increases induced by The Great Recession that other cities are now pondering.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vandals cause thousands in damages at eight parks

There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Does City Council have obligation to prop up prices of Manteca homes?

There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Drought may trigger return to 2nd weed check by city

The need to reduce water use could turn some Manteca yards into tinder boxes.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Atherton Drive, not McKinley is better alternative

Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Offer keeps MUSD teachers best paid in San Joaquin County

Manteca Unified teachers will continue to be better paid than their counterparts in Stockton Unified - and most teachers in San Joaquin County - under the latest compensation offer made by the district.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Pimental earns Manteca Hall of Fame nod

Earl Pimental devoted 31 years teaching Spanish at Manteca High and then launched a second career as a dedicated community volunteer.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tying purple ribbons for Relay for Life

When purple ribbons start showing up tied around trees and signposts throughout the community then you know the Manteca Relay for Life is getting near.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


California’s coming firestorm

There were 2,843 single family homes destroyed and another 437 apartments lost.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sin taxes deadlier than vices

Death and taxes.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going Digital tablets not going home this summer

The $30 million Going Digital initiative is experiencing some minor equipment hiccups.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do Manteca rates hold water?

Manteca may have to end its practice of charging larger water users more in a bid to encourage conservation.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workshop for future park needs

What does Manteca need in terms of municipal parks and recreation?

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dillman serving as Hall of Fame MC

The master of ceremonies for this year's Manteca Hall of Fame is Place of Refuge Pastor Mike Dillman.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


7 Sierra students part of film festival

Films produced by seven Sierra High students will be shown on a screen at Brenden Theaters in Vacaville on Thursday.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca: The next Fresno or San Bruno?

Roads wear out. Bridges fail after a number of years. Sewer lines deteriorate.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Promoting Manteca & business

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce means business.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID could cut water use by 25%

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a plan to free up 73,000 acre feet of water that could be used to grow food in the southern valley, send water through municipal faucets, and help provide critical flows to fish or improve the quality of river water.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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