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Police group rejects city plan to give up money & hire back officers

The Manteca Police Officers Association doesn't want to change the terms of their contract with the city to allow for Manteca to rehire at least part of the 12 officers that were laid off due to the budget deficit.

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Pizza guy going over the top 150 times with new yogurt store

The pizza guy has his designs on becoming the South County yogurt king.

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Boys & Girls: A chance for kids to be a kid

Why am I digging into my pockets to donate to next week's Boys & Girls Club Telethon?

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Condos $5,000 away from 80% decline

The Cherry Lane condos are on the verge of making Manteca history.

November 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Mayor: Let’s rethink housing

Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is time to rethink how Manteca is building homes to meet the changing housing market realities.

November 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Manteca honors Charlie & Bobette Giles by naming park after them

It's an All American story of a hardworking husband and wife, who loved each other, loved their families, loved their workers, and loved their community.

November 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Health care: Be careful what you ask for as you might just get it

Back in the mid-1960s a government study determined the artificial sweetener known as cyclamates can cause cancer.

November 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ground zero in moth fight

A small paper clip dwarfs it but don't let the light brown apple moth fool you.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Grocery Outlet shopping spree among bid items

Just how much groceries can you stash in shopping carts in two minutes?

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Realtors come through with $1,500 to help Turkeys R Us at Thanksgiving

The Manteca council of the Central Valley Association of Realtors added $1,500 to the Turkeys R Us effort Tuesday to assure there will be enough turkeys so that 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop will not go without on Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


It’s time to reject all incumbents in Sacramento

California is in a world of hurt. We have overextended government to the point we can no longer afford it.

November 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


99 widening may start in 2012

A wider Highway 99 plus a modern interchange to serve northeast Manteca will mean the loss of property for a number of people including Center Appliance, a Valero gas station, a small business center, a modular home lot, and a few homes.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City Hall closed for six days in row

If you have business at city hall that's pressing, you'd better take care of it by this Thursday.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Banning pursuits akin to declaring open season on law-abiding citizens

It's tempting to want to handcuff police in how they protect us especially if our property as innocent third parties is somehow damaged or compromised as the result of a pursuit or a police action.

November 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Adequate water for 5,669 more homes

Manteca has adequate water to accommodate two projects south of the Highway 120 Bypass that will add 5,669 more housing units or about 19,840 more residents at build out.

November 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Ripon: End of line for ACE?

There's a possibility downtown Manteca and Ripon will get Altamont Corridor Express service even if Stanislaus County voters continue to reject a sales tax for roads, buses, and trains.

March 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do not put dog park by VFW Hall

Let's cut to the chase.

March 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


56 homeless & counting

There are 56 unsheltered homeless in Manteca.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Modesty & consorting with retailer Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch isn't exactly a retailer known for modesty.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAKING DROUGHT WORSE?

More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Springtime in Manteca means gophers are popping up

Capistrano has its swallows. Pier 39 has its sea lions. And Manteca has its gophers.

March 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE needs may come at expense of bus service

Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Single family homes: All that matters in Manteca

Let's be honest.

March 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Snowpack just 14% of normal

They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


GIVING HOPE

Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.

March 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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