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Saving money by design

It's a daunting task.

February 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Rains delay need to start irrigation runs

The late February rain may delay the need for irrigating upwards of 65,000 acres of farmland surrounding Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

February 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Odds & Ends


Manteca keeping fire district whole

The annexation of the CenterPoint project northwest of Manteca to the city won't financially hurt the struggling Lathrop Manteca Fire District.

February 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The numbers in Wisconsin - and California - can’t be ignored

The fight in Wisconsin is not unions versus big business. Nor is it the struggling masses versus the rich.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kids Zone: $40K in the hole?

Closer cost accounting of the Kids Zone program following concerns voiced by private sector day care providers that the city was unfairly competing against them shows the after school offering might actually be a drain this fiscal year on the distressed Manteca municipal general fund.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure M saving jobs of 4 officers

Measure M when July of 2012 rolls around will support the salaries and benefits of 15 Manteca Police officers or 27 percent of the force.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thanks PG&E for proving SSJID can lower rates 15%

Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Goal: No more police layoffs

City Manager Steve Pinkerton has his marching orders: The goal is to make $4.5 million in budget cuts by June 30 without cutting the ranks of Manteca's 55 sworn police officers.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Exercise does indeed enhance quality of your life

I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homes selling almost 7 times faster than they did back in 2007

There is a 3.4-month supply of available resale homes in the Manteca market based on available property on the Multiple Listing Service.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Lower power with $5.1M leftover

An independent analysis by a highly respected consulting firm that PG&E helped select has determined that South San Joaquin Irrigation District would have to pump in $15 million a year to purchase the retail power system in Manteca Ripon, and Escalon and deliver on its promise to reduce electrical rates 15 percent across the board.

February 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Would you vote to tax yourself for better public worker benefits?

The party is over.

February 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca faces $4M gap

Manteca has to come up with a way to save $4 million in order to make expenses match anticipated revenue for the fiscal year starting July 1.

February 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Dry levee is southwest Manteca’s last defense

It was a surreal scene.

February 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The right way to protect rural south Manteca

There's no nice way to put this.

February 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM

Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


$75M: Costly recreation wishes

The wish list for Manteca recreation facilities over the next 20 years will cost at least $75 million.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts water use by 30% as drought conditions linger

It's raining.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheo Pass.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Orange joining Manteca’s solid waste rainbow

Sometime in the next decade the City of Manteca will likely stop weekly "garbage" collection.

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about buying small garbage cart upgrade from city?

There's a dose of good news - and possibly more - for those Manteca solid waste customers not thrilled about the City of Manteca's prouncement ...

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


FIRE STATION BREAKS GROUND

Ground broke Wednesday at River Islands at Lathrop for the first of what could end up being three fire stations in the largest planned community ...

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The real wall we need to build is in DC

Building a wall, per se, won't address what is really fueling a mass "illegal" immigration from south of the border.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Garbage costing more in March

There's a chance the solid waste increases the Manteca City Council adopted Tuesday won't be fully implemented within four years as adopted.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SOROPTIMIST MAGIC

There's something magical about the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gary Singh embodies the true American Dream

Twenty-four years ago Gary Singh was struggling to learn English.

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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