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Manteca Unified needs to fine tune its busing decision

The decision to cut home-to-school busing inside a 1.25-mile radius for elementary students and a 2.5-mile radius for high school students around Manteca Unified campuses was clear in terms of who gets a ride and who doesn't.

August 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Visitors: Cash for crash

Out-of-town motorists who get into accidents in Manteca may soon pay as much as $2,100 depending upon the severity of the crash and the response required from the Manteca Fire Department.

August 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Surprise! State is raising your taxes even though you got no pay raise

If you're like most Californians and still have a job you probably haven't gotten a raise in the last year.

August 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No one said it would be easy

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Property taxes look like they could drop even more in 2010-11

The bottom line isn't looking good for the next five years or so when it comes to municipal property taxes for Manteca and other San Joaquin Valley cities.

August 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands eyes 2011 start date

LATHROP - River Islands at Lathrop – the biggest housing development ever envisioned for the Northern San Joaquin Valley – won't probably be building its first home until 2011.

August 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One-stop permit center opens house Thursday

The runaround at City Hall that many experienced over the years trying to secure permits for building and businesses is finally coming to an end this Thursday with the opening of Manteca's one-stop permit center.

August 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stockton beats Modesto as the place to go

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

August 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $2.5 million question

Manteca needs to shed $2.5 million in expenses.

August 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


SSJID may pump $6M more into local economy

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is continuing its efforts to help pump up the economy while getting the best bang for the buck as they upgrade the agricultural water delivery system.

August 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beautiful blue eyes

Those beautiful blue eyes.

February 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for rain barrels

New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


RAIN DROPS RETURN

New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Property tax up 14%

Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rules against excess watering of landscaping being formed

Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.

February 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


63 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone three month ago when the city completed its 63rd park facility.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Blight fight continues along Moffat

Manteca's ugly ducking thoroughfare - Moffat Boulevard - is inching closer to swan status.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Questions to dog city leaders on

The Great Dog Park Debate is back.

February 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moffat best spot for dog park?

The City of Manteca wouldn't be able to build the Moffat Community Center this year for $1.16 million unless it deferred meeting the same landscape requirements it imposes on the private sector.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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