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A dull & dreary Manteca day

Record 100 degree heat just over a week ago is giving way to dull and dreary today.

May 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Settlement means lower fees on some new homes

Florsheim Homes two years ago faced a $4,702 charge per home it built in the Valley Park and Valley Blossom neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

May 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Give a prisoner a cell & you should get put in a cell

Prisoners have better healthcare than most taxpayers.

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On target to sell 1,200 homes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 3,000 points for the first time ever.

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca economy scores with Senior Games

Manteca's economy enjoyed a small spending boom this past week thanks to active Baby Boomers.

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


USDA: Zero down loans for buyers

You can buy a $170,000 home with nothing down, have a payment of less than $980 a month, have the seller possibly contribute up to 6 percent of the selling price toward closing costs and get an $8,000 tax credit from the federal government.

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


201 homes available & dropping

"There's nothing out there."

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


3 died in Manteca during flu epidemic of 1918-1919

The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 90 years ago.

April 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca exploring corporation yard expansion

High winds don't bode too well for the men who keep the City of Manteca's 425 vehicles, trailers, and other equipment in shape.

April 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Crying wolf too many times may catch up with educators May 19

Crying wolf one too many times could lead to an unpleasant day of reckoning come the morning after May 19 for California public schools.

April 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom’s Hummer tribute to her fallen son

It is a Hummer like no other you'll see.

April 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca honors those who have served America

Four days honoring those who served America – from Manteca's most decorated soldier to the latest Manteca soldier to lay down his life for his country - takes place May 22-25.

April 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One headache I don’t mind: Kicking the diet soda habit

I have a mild headache – and I couldn't be happier.

April 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2009 income, 2000 house prices

By DENNIS WYATT

April 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pickleball bounces into Manteca

Pickleball has the feel of badminton, a bit of ping pong and the look of tennis.

April 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


You can name a Manteca street with bidding that starts at $2,500

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift - they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Denise’s Farmers Market opening stand in Lathrop

Denise's Farmers Market - a popular produce stand on East Highway 120 midway between Manteca and Escalon across from the winery - is opening a second location in October.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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