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Big bucks at stake in Manteca’s salt fight with state boards

A battle over salt levels in treated wastewater could end up costing Manteca residents and businesses hundreds of dollars a year if the city fails to prevail in its lawsuit against state agencies.

April 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time for a bold move using RDA in downtown

Downtown Manteca - per se - is too fragmented in terms of property holdings to entice any major investor.

April 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Apartment rents up as vacancies drop across nation

Renters that have the desire and wherewithal to buy but are waiting for either lower prices or lower loan rates should consider this a warning.

April 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


UP putting in safety fence

Three months ago Union Pacific Railroad representatives told Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez they were interested in erecting a safety fence between their tracks and Moffat Boulevard.

April 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Days of cars being king in Manteca may be on the wane

The plug has been pulled officially on plans to convert Airport Way into a six-lane thoroughfare and to make Woodward Avenue four lanes from Main Street west.

April 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca scores $967K for Louise Avenue work

Manteca's final share of a $19.9 billion transportation bond approved by state voters in 2006 will go toward improving Louise Avenue between Main Street and the eastern city limits.

April 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why give ‘greedy’ home buyers a break on principal they owe on loans?

It's tough to have much respect for attorney generals these days.

April 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No council flip flop on Maple

The 100 block of Maple Avenue - the latest focus in the perennial tiffs over downtown streets - will continue to have one-way traffic heading south.

April 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Abeldt retiring as exec leader of Manteca Visitors Center

Linda Abeldt spent 13 years sending people out of Manteca as the owner of a travel agency.

April 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Let’s find out if Sacramento leaders have real courage, brains & hearts

Get ready for Abbott & Costello and The Three Stooges Destroy California Tour.

April 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Major road work ahead

Period detours this spring and summer will ultimately mean smoother rides on five segments of some of the most heavily traveled streets in Manteca.

April 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cinco de Mayo is as American as you can get

People need to stop having heart palpitations over Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

April 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GAZEBO STAGE’S FINAL CURTAIN

The gazebo stage that has been part of everything from Manteca's first Pumpkin Fair over 30 years ago to weddings, veterans' ceremonies, and summertime entertainment is no longer.

April 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca wants pit bull that killed dog destroyed

The courts will now decide the fate of a pit bull that killed another dog.

April 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Frank Sinatra had it right: That’s life & you can’t deny it

That's life, that's what all the people say

April 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMELESS HEADWAY

Mike Kelly - the Manteca Police Department's first community resource officer dedicated to addressing homeless issues - has been in his new position for 30 days.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making a mess along Yosemite Avenue

The clothing drop-off box at Yosemite and Powers avenues in the Dollar General parking lot is a popular spot.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lancers celebrate 50 years

High school homecoming parades, a tradition that continues today in many smaller communities such as Ripon, haven't graced the streets of Manteca for at ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Auto burglaries up 90.18% so far in Manteca

Serious crime in Manteca - driven primarily by auto burglaries - is up 19.72 percent during the first six months of this year.

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TEST SCORES UP

The average Manteca Unified student is lagging behind the average California student in math, English, and literacy goals based on a statewide standard test.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmentalists oppose increasing bass fishing limits

A push to reduce the population of the non-native bass in the Delta to protect endangered fish is being opposed by a group that wants ...

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AVOIDING THE FISH FRY

Keeping reliable water flowing through Manteca and Lathrop household taps and irrigating Ripon almond orchards could come down one day to how well rainbow trout ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON

Move into a house within walking distance of a Manteca Unified elementary school and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin

Several residents in the Manteca neighborhoods off Northgate Drive west of North Main Street have reported seeing an uptick of homeless in their area and ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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