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Manteca leaders may take 10 percent stipend cut

Manteca's leaders may officially cut their own pay by 10 percent on Tuesday.

August 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Community block party, car show set for Sunday

A South Manteca resident last fall noticed something suspicious: A teen and preteen kids hanging around in front of a neighbor's home mid-morning on a school day.

August 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterslides: Maybe it’s time to bring them back

Is it time to bring back the Manteca Waterslides?

August 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Congress runs America like the Titantic

The Titanic should have taught us all a lesson. When the ship of state hits an iceberg, it's the rich and powerful to the lifeboats first while the rest of us are left scrambling around like a bunch of trapped rats on a sinking ship.

August 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Red light for cameras

The wobbling economy managed to do what critics couldn't – stop red light cameras from being installed at Manteca intersections.

July 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Ex-MHS football coach dies; crosswalk sting

Perry Tipton. George Dadasovich. Frank Teicheria. Roy Lusk. Louis Bronzan.

July 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The rich – and powerful – are different than you and I

I get it now.

July 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The new reality

There are those who are still in denial that their homes are no longer the equivalent of a Bureau of Engraving printing press.

July 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Go ahead, machine gun down Bambi

Ryan had $10 to spend at street fair a few years back.

July 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca taking $7M hit

By DENNIS WYATT

July 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Block party, car show & cruise on Sunday

Summer nights, teens, The Patio Drive-In, and Yosemite Avenue were all made for cruising.

July 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA NEEDS VIPS

Additional looming budget cuts driven by the wobbling economy and the state swiping a chunk of Manteca's local tax receipts is prompting a revision to the VIPS program before it is even rolled out.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Federal dollars means 4 more Manteca cops for four years

Federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help Manteca hire or retain four police officers for the next three years.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Enterprise zone credits topic of chamber lunch

Future Spreckels Park and Manteca Commerce Park firms could benefit from those portions of Manteca being included in one of 42 state-sanctioned enterprise zones throughout California.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Signs of the times: Manteca is walking the walk

Here's a shocker.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Memo to council: It’s a drought emergency

Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm system in need of replacement

The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.

September 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Embracing Manteca’s homeless

Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.

September 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Booze + 2 kids + 1 gun + 0 responsible adults = tragedy

Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

September 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may get smart

Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe it is time to force sale of PG&E

It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.

September 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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