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A home’s value versus its worth

Why, the reader asked in an e-mail, are you still in your home if you paid $189,900 for it in March 2008 and the assessor says it is worth only $102,000 as of Jan. 1, 2009?

September 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


People mover down on the farm

LATHROP - San Francisco International Airport has them. The Stockton Metro Airport doesn't. However, Dell'Osso Farms will soon have one.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca BLD set to smash records with 400K guests

Big League Dreams Manteca is the undisputed champ for paid attendance among the nine replica Major League Baseball sports complexes managed by the Southern California-based firm.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police dog ‘Gage’ suffered no ill effects during tear gas standoff

Manteca Police canine "Gage" reportedly suffered no ill effects in the recent capture of an alleged armed bank robber who had secreted himself in the attic of a duplex in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Is there a dirty dancer among them?

So just who is more suave of a dancer – Manteca Councilman Steve DeBrum or Commons at Union Ranch (Premier Care) Chief Executive Officer Don Peterson?

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID retail power will help agriculture survive & thrive

Manteca's city leaders may not have realized it but when they took a vote Tuesday night to support South San Joaquin Irrigation District in their bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon they endorsed a plan that will help agriculture survive and thrive in the South County.

September 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: SSJID yes, PG&E no

Manteca's elected leaders want South San Joaquin Irrigation District to be the city's retail power provider.

September 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Mantecan asks council to allow medicinal pot clubs

Richard Norris has been lobbying the city's elected leaders to allow a marijuana dispensary in Manteca.

September 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Moorhead puts greater good above emotions

Debby Moorhead's decision to join the rest of the Manteca City Council in backing South San Joaquin Irrigation District in the agency's bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon could not have been easy.

September 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Snow’ in Pumpkin Fair forecast

Get ready for some Manteca snow to fall during the Manteca Pumpkin Fair.

September 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tennis tourney this weekend helping fund mentoring for kids

You can take a swing at winning a tennis tournament this weekend and help put in place a program designed to mentor students at the same time.

September 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BMX track may create major parking issues

Where are they going to park?

September 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Berkeley outlaws candy tossing during parades

If you doubt there is a difference between Manteca and Berkeley, here it is – one can no longer hold a parade in Berkeley if you toss candy to kids.

September 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Banks target of resolution

Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday may take action that ultimately means the city will divest funds it may have with banks that aren't cooperating with efforts to stem the flow of residential foreclosures.

September 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pumpkin Fair carnival taking place week after downtown event

Pumpkin Fair time for years in Manteca meant street fair-style fun along with a carnival.

September 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Proposed law targets public urination

There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.

October 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Curse all of Manteca’s greedy developers

Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thompson retiring as HOPE shelters exec

Dave Thompson has spent the past 14 years helping struggling families and single moms get off the streets.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Men’s shelter: It’s OK if you want it in your neighborhood

There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New look for Highway 99

Sometime in 2015 the Highway 99 corridor's transformation through Manteca will be complete.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The marvelous tech invention known as books

Books are more powerful than computers.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Conversion to baseball costs $549K

It will cost $549,510 to convert Morenzone Field that was created originally for adult softball to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s been a blast for Dell’Osso

Some thought Ron Dell'Osso was out of his gourd.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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