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Time = money when talking traffic

Waiting up to 20 seconds longer at traffic signals on roads either yet to be built or widened in Manteca could reduce the rise in the cost of future housing as well as save future tax dollars when it comes to street maintenance.

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders eye starting homes at River Islands

Looking for signs of a thaw in the new housing market that has gone into a deep freeze as the median price of a Manteca home plunged 57 percent in four years?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will we be able to slide like a Man-tee-kan once again?

Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Hot dogs & redemption

Irineo Gutierrez Jr. is going to sell hot dogs in Manteca after all.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California cities fighting thievery with thievery

Now the real fun begins.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tule Fog Fete marking winter’s end March 7

A week after Ripon celebrates the arrival of millions upon millions of white and pink almond blossoms, Caswell Park will mark the end of the tule fog season.

February 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Schools provide 1 in 10 SJ jobs

Education is big business in San Joaquin County.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca RDA has $89.8M in its accounts

Independent auditors give the Manteca Redevelopment Agency high marks for fiscal soundness.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


What you weigh is more than just numbers

The four words I fear the most.

February 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More retail, job centers are key

Continued retail growth as well as more business parks and possibly office towers could end up being the long-term solution to Manteca's general fund woes.

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


RDA loans for home repairs may increase to $15,000 cap

Homeowners needing to make health and safety repairs in Manteca but are having a tough time securing help from a bank can look to the Manteca Redevelopment Agency for possible help.

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Freedom is not a gift from the government

"To own firearms is to affirm that freedom is not a gift from the government… As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not worthy of trust." Jeffrey Snyder in his essay "A Nation of Cowards"

February 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca golf leads way in play

Privatization of the Manteca municipal golf course maintenance won't reduce city costs significantly.

February 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber plans Memorial Day parade in downtown

Manteca will conduct a Memorial Day parade in a bid to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving America.

February 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Coming home to Manteca 19 years ago

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas some 19 years ago.

February 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here's some advice: If you're going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don't do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


WORLD WAR II MURAL

Manteca's Fourth of July some 74 years ago was tempered by fear.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless & Manteca property crime

My neighbor had an unexpected visitor recently.

June 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Packing on the pounds

San Joaquin County residents are getting fatter.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Copper theft still big problem

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows just how brazen copper thieves can get.

June 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brisk sales at Atherton means model homes are now for sale

By DENNIS WYATT

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca plans aerial fireworks, parade, breakfast & celebration

The forecast calls for 101 degrees in Manteca on the Fourth of July.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Coming this fall: Going Digital tours

Manteca Unified is launching educational tours for community members this fall to help people understand how the Going Digital initiative is being used to enhance learning in the classroom.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids?

Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernandez: Build satellite libraries

Vince Hernandez believes the time has come for serious movement toward the city expanding Manteca's library facilities.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAVING SUGGESTIONS

Enforcement and rebates to save water are trumping further restrictions so far in the Manteca Citizens Committee on Water Conservation's deliberations.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID won’t sign curtailment documents

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is not going to sign documents that say they will comply with the curtailment order issued to pre-1914 water right holders nearly two weeks ago by the state Department of Water Resources.

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fant’s implication doesn’t ring true about other trustees

Trustee Sam Fant likes to keep implying that most of the Manteca Unified School District board has "never been tested in an election."

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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