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Hey, man, like tax me, like a lot, like now

Want proof positive that marijuana causes brain damage?

July 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Two homes, 14 acres for $1.999 million

If you're looking for a country spread that is out of the future path of urban development yet within 10 minutes of amenities by a quick, smooth drive you may find it some seven miles south of Manteca.

July 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


McMansions below McWholesale

The lucky number if you are selling a house in Manteca today is 3-2 as in three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

July 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


State dragging feet on crucial water transfer to help keep crops alive

The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority that serves 2.1 million acres is in a world of hurt due to lack of water.

July 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Entire council barking up wrong tree

People who see in black and white only inadvertently shortchange themselves – and others – by not embracing a wide repertoire of hues that can make things possible even during trying times.

July 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$112K habitat study to park trailers

Described as what could be fodder for a Woody Allen movie, Tuff Boy Trailers is facing more than $112,000 in fees in their effort to expand a truck storage yard on the west end of Yosemite Avenue where it intersects with the Highway 120 Bypass.

July 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One stop equals less time less city costs

Putting the customer first – whether it is the little guy seeking a permit to install a new water heater or a developer seeking to build a massive employment center – inspired a physical and attitude makeover of the Manteca Community Development Department.

July 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Fear of future paralyzes council on securing cost info on dog park, trees along Moffat

Crossroads Grace Community Church was willing to lend Manteca a 600-man strong army of volunteers to make a big difference in a long neglected part of the city along Moffat Boulevard.

July 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Eight hours in Yosemite

YOSEMITE VALLEY -They come from all over the world to hike through John Muir's beloved Cathedral of the Sierra.

July 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Reform spending? In Califoreclosure? Like that will happen

Why, they ask up in Sacramento, don't people trust us?

July 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Placebo police patrols

Manteca's latest weapon against crime isn't a high-tech gadget.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Movies, music & more

Good friends and family. Live music - much of it original. Bright stars and the moon. A gentle Delta breeze rustling the leaves.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Goodwin Dam got water rolling for SSJID users

Nestled in the rustic Stanislaus River canyon below the western horizon from busy Highway 108-120 in the bottomland of Tuolumne County is arguably the most critical chunk of concrete ever poured when it comes to powering the Manteca economy.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Billboards: Manteca park trees

There are city owned "trees" along the Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Park wants total $62.5 million

Manteca has 37 park projects on the books that will cost in excess of $62.5 million.

July 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Tougher Manteca water rules?

Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCORECARD

Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave.

Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Austin interchange work nears

Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Unlicensed drivers help pay for new police equipment

Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moving Wall coming to Manteca

The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bids sought to turn Morenzone into baseball field

Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW PLAYGROUNDS

New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton rocks while Modesto is, err, modest

Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


DEL WEBB LIFESTYLE

The appeal of Del Webb at Woodbridge goes beyond the obvious.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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