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Record 14.8% of Mantecans without jobs

Nine hundred city residents lost their jobs in October and November to push Manteca unemployment up to a post Depression high of 14.8 percent.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Donors make sure 1,300 struggling families will have Christmas dinner

Mike Mallory is impressed.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber endorses ballot measure to keep state’s hands off local revenue

Manteca's largest business organization is backing a statewide ballot aimed at preventing the California Legislature and the governor from taking local revenue to balance the state budget.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


PG&E upset $3K a year would go to kids & not them

There are grumblings from the PG&E camp that the Boys & Girls Club board has endorsed the South San Joaquin Irrigation District in its bid to takeover the PG&E retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the objective of reducing rates 15 percent across the board.

December 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alarming trend: Manteca billing homeowners $13K for false, unregistered burglar alarms

There's something extra coming in the mail this month for homeowners who have failed to heed warnings to make their burglar alarms comply with new municipal rules – a bill.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Austin Road project with 4,198 homes requires water tank

Manteca's third water tank may go up on Atherton Drive just north of Woodward Avenue to make sure adequate pressure can be provided for southeast Manteca as well as the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park project.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Imagine what ruins of Manteca homes would look like in 2039

Visiting places like Bodie – the fabled eastern Sierra mining ghost town that is now a state park – makes me a bit uneasy.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When renting makes more sense

A household with two full-time workers each making minimum wage - $8 an hour – could afford to buy a $115,000 home if they have no other debt load and have the means to come up with $6,000 or so for down payment and closing costs.

December 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


California must adopt specific water goals, rules

They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jo-Ann’s Fabrics is a wrap

Jo-Ann's Fabrics is opening in the Stadium Retail Center this spring.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | BUSINESS


Manteca working on cutting 2010-11 deficit

Manteca is now chipping away at a $1 million deficit projected for the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Turkeys R Us still short turkeys for 300 families

Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Telethon total now at $100,391

Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.

December 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Home(s) is where the jobs are

Getting people back to work is job one for the Manteca City Council.

December 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Children shouldn’t have to eat dog food

As a kid, I thought it was just weird.

December 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Yard waste = water savings?

One answer to California's water needs could be found in your green City of Manteca issued yard waste Toter.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drain ready to do battle with MUSD

Ashley Drain apparently believes that the "enemy" is the Manteca Unified School District.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free lunch morphs into free health care in USA

"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Quote attributed to Pogo in the comic strip by the same name

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca lawns shrinking

The days of expansive yard lawns in Manteca are numbered.

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Honor a veteran with a $100 brick donation

Dave Bricker is on a mission.

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Who gave Drain, Bronson same Manteca address?

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson ran for the Manteca Unified School District listing their occupation as "educators."

April 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drought may trigger return to 2nd weed check by city

The need to reduce water use could turn some Manteca yards into tinder boxes.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Atherton Drive, not McKinley is better alternative

Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Offer keeps MUSD teachers best paid in San Joaquin County

Manteca Unified teachers will continue to be better paid than their counterparts in Stockton Unified - and most teachers in San Joaquin County - under the latest compensation offer made by the district.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Pimental earns Manteca Hall of Fame nod

Earl Pimental devoted 31 years teaching Spanish at Manteca High and then launched a second career as a dedicated community volunteer.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tying purple ribbons for Relay for Life

When purple ribbons start showing up tied around trees and signposts throughout the community then you know the Manteca Relay for Life is getting near.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


California’s coming firestorm

There were 2,843 single family homes destroyed and another 437 apartments lost.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sin taxes deadlier than vices

Death and taxes.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going Digital tablets not going home this summer

The $30 million Going Digital initiative is experiencing some minor equipment hiccups.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Do Manteca rates hold water?

Manteca may have to end its practice of charging larger water users more in a bid to encourage conservation.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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