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Manteca lends a hand

Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Shrinking resale inventory far cry from 2 years ago

It was doom and gloom two years ago.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Perfect to a ‘T’ – time, talk & tear gas

The resolution to the dramatic 11-hour stand-off between law enforcement and two armed bank robbery suspects holed up in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex came down to what Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker refers to as the three "T"s – time, talk, and tear gas.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Motorcycle run helps sends treats to those serving America

It started as a simple gesture.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Daunting prospect: 15 police layoffs plus more criminals

Measure M – no pun intended – is saving Manteca's bacon.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Police helping families

Manteca Police officers and employees are digging into their own pockets to help the two families displaced after tear gas was used to end a 12-hour stand-off with bank robbers who busted in and holed up in the duplex they were living in.

September 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Training Thursday for CERT volunteers

They were there during the 12-hour standoff in the aftermath of Thursday's bank robbery directing traffic and assisting Manteca Police with logistics.

September 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PUMPKIN FAIR CONTESTS

Are you a pumpkin carving artist?

September 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Labor built our military might & our economy

The temperatures are still popping up into the 90s yet there are signs that summer is drawing to a close.

September 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Emergency shelters allowed ‘by right’

HOPE Ministries' inital choice for Manteca's first family shelter in the early 1990s was a home on the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Families displaced by tear gas after bank robbery in need of donations

Six Manteca residents have been displaced from their homes for at least two weeks – if not longer – due to the aftermath of Friday's Bank of America robbery and subsequent 12-hour standoff in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


4th straight month of 30 plus new housing starts

August was the best month for new housing starts in Manteca in more than two years with construction starting on 37 new homes.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t be swayed by PG&E’s crocodile tears

PG&E doesn't think South San Joaquin Irrigation District is playing fair.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Manteca’s future hold the anti-McMansion?

Imagine – if you will – living in a 90-square-foot residential unit just 13.62 square feet bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Forced layoffs of cops as more cons getting out?

It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MARKET BAROMETER

The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkeys R Us deficit cut to 586 turkeys

The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign - a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas - are those who know tough times.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca will follow ruling on concealed carry permits

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finally, a home for VFW Post

After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Later garbage collection to counter Toter diving?

Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.

November 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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