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Pumpkin Fair on 40-year roll

The best entertainment bargain this weekend can be found on the streets of downtown Manteca during the silver anniversary of the Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.

September 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FORECAST: MANTECA SNOW

Micky Carroll and Diego Juarez are going to play in "Manteca Snow" this weekend.

September 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycling rule: Tape battery contact points

Got adhesive tape?

September 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


How cutting pay of some workers won’t help city with its deficit

The guys who pick up your garbage can't figure it out.

September 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lack of funding dogs storm drains

Manteca residents received a tax cut in 2001.

September 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Efforts to reduce crime end up going down drain

Response time to violent crimes in progress isn't expected to increase if the Manteca City Council ends up laying off 16 police officers in mid-October.

September 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s day of reckoning is drawing near

Manteca has millions of dollars laying around in restricted accounts that can't be used to bridge the city's remaining $2.5 million general deficit.

September 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


SSJID to the rescue?

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is stepping up to help Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as well as fire districts within its boundaries to weather the state's strong-armed borrowing of local property taxes.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will council cut police force by 16 officers?

Manteca could end up with 30 percent less police officers over the next few months between retirements and the threatened lay-off of 16 officers by mid-October.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The self-induced misery of many newspapers

The loss of a newspaper is not a good thing – even a competitor.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Dance contest part of upcoming Pumpkin Fair

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 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trash talk: Air quality = higher rates

Manteca residents are recycling more and generating less garbage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government jobs & pay at top of SJ heap

Government provides the biggest slice of the employment pie in San Joaquin County and also offers the second highest average weekly wage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Everything from carving to cooking at Pumpkin Fair

Manteca's best pumpkin desert makers and pumpkin carvers are competing at next weekend's 25th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to take a real look at workforce housing project

Those living in the Land of the McMansions are about to get new neighbors – workforce housing.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Holidays change city’s garbage collection days

If your garbage is collected on Thursday and Friday normally in Manteca, it won't happen for the next two weeks.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Retro music movement gives a pulse to vinyl sales

Vinyl records are supposedly making a comeback of sorts.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless shelters ‘a right’

Any group has "the right" to open a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca as long as they do so in a general commercial zone.

December 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cities prepare for floods while drought continues

The biggest threat to Manteca and Lathrop: Flood or drought?

December 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Louise: On track for widening

Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.

December 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Morowit goes GQ on council

The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday's meeting didn't go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hernandez gets nod for council

Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would Steve Jobs have embraced Going Digital for his kids?

The parents are frustrated.

December 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vacant council seat may be filled tonight

Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


½ cent tax key to ACE

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Disconnect between school board & community

Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The good guys still wear blue

Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Storm didn’t really help storage

Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making PG&E offer next step

Lloyd Haworth insisted.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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