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Consider yourself blessed to be an American citizen

Take a close look at the flags you see flying today.

July 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Positive sign: Property tax flat lines

Property tax in Manteca is now expected to flat line for 2013.

July 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop in May; up overall so far in 2012

A significant decline in virtually all felonies in Manteca during May in year-to-year comparisons contrasted sharply with the doubling of the vehicle theft rate.

July 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Cussing no longer shocks me - or most of us for that matter

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1 in 3 homes pay landscape fees

Roughly a third of Manteca's single family home owners may pay a combined $698,000 in 2013 to cover the cost of operating 33 landscape maintenance districts.

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s time for a meeting of minds in Manteca to combat gangs

Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford is right.

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State: Manteca is part of Delta

You may not think of Manteca as part of the Delta but in the eyes of the California Legislature it is.

June 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BARBECUE GETS YANKED

The hottest food trend in Manteca without a doubt is on-site barbecuing.

June 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteers make Manteca Police even more SHARP

The most cost effective program ever to roll out of the Manteca Civic Center?

June 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca bucking statewide trend

Manteca is pulling off a rare feat for California cities amid the Great Recession: It is hiring four more police officers and building a new fire station along with the staffing to man it 24/7.

June 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca dodges mandatory flood insurance proposal

There's no need to worry about mandatory federal flood insurance in Manteca or Lathrop - at least for the foreseeable future.

June 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$235,000 in Manteca 7 years ago bought a small house on an alley

Spend $235,000 today to buy a home in Manteca and you can get a new home of about 1,500 square feet with the latest built-in energy efficiencies.

June 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Today’s struggling taxpayers asked to subsidize more of future’s wealthier folks

Is paying $253 a month for 10 years a fair exchange for a shot at making $1,000 a week for 40 years?

June 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKING BACK MANTECA

Manteca could have four more police officers in the form of a dedicated gang unit on the streets within months.

June 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Memo to politicians in Sacramento: The party was over four years ago

You've just had your pay cut 20 percent.

June 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TIME TO TALK TURKEY

Pizza is passé once a year at Mt. Mike's Pizza.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca improving 73 lane miles of streets

Seventy-three lane miles of streets are being targeted for pavement surfacing work.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford offers to pay for crosswalk enhancement on N. Main St.

Phil Waterford has seen a lot of changes on North Main Street in the 22 years he has owned Manteca Ford.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SJ County takes taxes, sticks city with the bill

Manteca - except for the Delta Community College District and several special districts - gets the smallest cut of your property tax bill if your home was ...

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making Manteca less safe?

It costs $1,022 per housing unit from the city's general fund to provide the current level of police and fire protection in Manteca,

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA DOES IT AGAIN

Manteca has now delivered for 20 consecutive years on a goal to make sure no struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop go without a ...

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL

Manteca's elected leaders facing a daunting unfunded pension liability could get a better handle on future debt and bring stability to city finances down ...

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca

The uproar this past week over a city coding error that sent Janis Music a $700 bill for false alarms that turned out to actually ...

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

If you don't think Manteca Unified is listening to the community, parents and students - guess again.

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LOOKING FOR ‘THE’ TREE

Artificial or real?

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping students safe

Five Manteca Unified students walking to or from city campuses have been struck by vehicles during the past 26 months including a young girl who ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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