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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


Manteca cuts builder deal that saves city millions

The developers of Tesoro need a break to build 60 homes without putting all the amenities in first.

April 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Up illegal cell phone use while driving fine to $1K

Enough is enough.

April 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California contemporary living

RIPON - It's a home worthy of a cover spread in Sunset Magazine.

April 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Affordable for Bay Area not Manteca

Providing affordable housing in Manteca is trickier than in many other parts of California thanks to the long shadow cast by the Bay Area economy.

April 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Paying the price for board putting ‘wants’ ahead of ‘needs’ in schools

There's one danger in playing chicken. If the other guy doesn't flinch you've got to face the music.

April 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeowners get partial free ride with fees

A cost recovery study shows in several instances developers are being charged too much for basic building permits while homeowners are being substantially undercharged for things such as patio covers, re-roofing projects, and room additions.

April 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


California’s state motto: If it isn’t nailed down, tax it

Let me tell you

April 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$397+ for fire inspections?

If you run a day care or a business with state-mandated fire inspections it doesn't cost you a cent today for the services of City of Manteca firefighters.

April 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Workshop Thursday on affordable housing issues

Developing Manteca's strategies for encouraging affordable housing is the end goal of a workshop this Thursday.

April 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca alleys: Retain & repair or eliminate?

Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Make it appeal to Petula Clark

It's not 1918 anymore.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VILLA TICINO

One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca may slash graywater system permits

Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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