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Manteca extends legal fireworks sales thru 2014

The use and sale of safe and sane fireworks in Manteca will be legal through at least 2014.

April 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


The Muthart Plan: Ultimate 4 percent mortgage solution

It's too bad President Obama didn't pick Jim Muthart as the architect of his stimulus plan to get the economy rolling again instead of Tim Geithner.

April 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fight over landscaping

The landscape is changing.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Council snips attempt to require mandatory dog fixing

The City of Manteca won't decree that dog owners get their animals fixed.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Free Easter egg hunt Saturday a Manteca spring tradition

It's organized chaos.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Full disclosure sticker for new home buyers

Transparency is now all the rage at all levels of government.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s homeless: Full-time workers

The typical Manteca homeless family helped by HOPE Ministries isn't battling substance abuse or living off the system. They are clean and gainfully employed.

April 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


More to cost of Almond Court than meets the eye

You've got to love some newspaper reporters.

April 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DeCristo rolls out Manteca events

The curtain is about to go up on four months of community entertainment designed to help foster kids, honor America's servicemen, and provide a family-style setting for live music and movies.

April 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Banks being dinged for city clearing high weeds

There was a time when stubborn landowners who owned vacant lots had weeds abated by the city at taxpayer expense and then have a lien placed against their property to recoup the money.

April 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Whatever happened to landscaping at Yosemite & 99?

What's the name of Manteca's official flower?

April 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Facing cancer head on

Jowell Griggs laughs as she recalls her first encounter with her husband-to-be Leo.

April 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


At stake: The lives of 1,700 unwanted dogs

The lives of 1,700 dogs could be spared over the next 10 years if Manteca has the same success with a proposed mandatory spay and neutering ordinance such as the one Santa Cruz now has in place.

April 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


PG&E: The model of American-style hybrid-socialism

If your neighborhood socialist – aka congressmen, senators and legislators – used your tax dollars to prop up AIG while AIG was selling you a commodity that they kept hiking the price on, how would you react? And what if while you're on a fixed income, in a wage freeze or have lost your job and the AIG division that you had no choice but to buy the commodity from gives its CEO a 5 percent increase to $8.7 million in compensation thanks in a large part to stock awards that your neighborhood socialist helped prop up and protect?

April 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will fireworks be legal in 2010?

The sale of fireworks – an endeavor generating close to $250,000 in net proceeds for 14 local non-profits each year – is set to end at the stroke of midnight on July 4.

April 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Manteca’s goal: 5th fire station, new police office

Manteca needs to restore police and firefighting staffing to prerecession levels.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cemeteries, growing up, death & life

I'd venture to say that I view cemeteries a bit differently than most people.

April 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID taking delivery of federal power

Electricity generated at federal facilities will start powering the South San Joaquin Irrigation District offices and a portion of the agency's pumps starting in 2015.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ agency protecting PG&E profits

A lot has happened since June 2009 when South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Area Formation Commission to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steve Winter joining Hall of Fame

Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California may soon be ablaze in orange, red & black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID water outlook is improving

You can go jump into the lake today.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UNION RANCH APPEAL

There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

April 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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