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Lucille Harris, $112K, tumbleweeds, rabbits & extortion California-style

If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Gang of 120 in the California Legislature want to know how to get the economy going and revenues rolling back into the state treasury they should sit down with Lucille Harris for an hour.

August 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: The most patriotic city in America?

Pastor Mike Dillman has a goal.

August 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro Shops, Costco ease pain of sales tax losses

The passing of each month makes the sales tax deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley plus Costco to Manteca seem even shrewder moves.

August 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Rolling out silver pumpkin event

The frost isn't on the pumpkins quite yet but already the Sunrise Kiwanis are gearing up for their 25th anniversary of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair Oct. 3-4.

August 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Satisfied swim student donates $1,500

Just how impressive are the Manteca Parks and Recreation swimming instructors?

August 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Outdoor Adventures at Library Park

Outdoor enthusiasts will have a reason to help mark the final Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau's farmers market of the summer on Tuesday.

August 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to pull plug on full-time state legislature?

Is it time to return to the days of yesteryear when the California Legislature was a part-time affair?

August 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CVB lures visitors’ dollars

Manteca's Convention & Visitors Bureau was directly responsible for the booking of 1,000 room nights at city hotels for Manteca-based gatherings during April, May, and June.

August 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jobless rate in Manteca bounces up to 14 percent

Manteca's unemployment rate worsened in July after four months of small improvements.

August 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mayor: Put East Louise sidewalk in place

The loss of much of Manteca Unified's home-to-school busing has shifted attention back to the city's ambitious program launched three years ago to address four miles of developed streets that lack sidewalks.

August 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pedestrians in Manteca: They’re collateral damage

Just how safe is it being a pedestrian in Manteca?

August 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop/99 interchange is front runner

Caltrans' preferred alternative for the new north Manteca interchange on Highway 99 would replace the existing Lathrop Road configuration and close the partial interchange at North Main Street.

August 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PG&E seeks $374M more in power rate increases

PG&E is once again making a pitch to increase electrical bills.

August 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Child molesters worry councilman

Now that 1,765 more kids are walking to school due to Manteca Unified budget cuts that has dropped much in-town busing, Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez believes law enforcement needs to step up public awareness of registered sex offenders.

August 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Protecting illegal youths accused of felonies in SF

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is an All American success story.

August 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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1,900 families may go without Thanksgiving meal

The drought means upwards of 200 more families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will struggle this Thanksgiving to put food on their table, let alone a traditional feast.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trick to not losing $10K: Don’t drive after drinking

It's no trick: If you are under 21 and get pulled over tonight - or any time for that matter -driving after taking just a sip of alcohol you will likely lose your license.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t forget homeless we don’t notice

The advantage of working past midnight – if you want to call it that – is you become familiar with a Manteca few see.

October 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUDDING ARTISTS

An art auction with original creations by budding artists is part of this year's Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon set for Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, on Comcast Cable 97.

October 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless sleep in trash bins

City of Manteca garbage crews on Tuesday had to call for assistance to clear three homeless out of a commercial trash bin and enclosure for a fast food restaurant where they had been camping, sleeping, and apparently scavenging food.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Godzilla’ helps trigger summit

Manteca's homeless problem is multi-faceted.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THAT’S THE TICKET

The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT

Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers pay $14,543 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.

October 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Logging cell calls

The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Road work may deliver 9,134 jobs

There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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