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High cost of green: LMDs near $1M yearly

It costs a lot of green to operate Manteca's landscape maintenance districts.

April 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Getting Manteca’s affordable housing strategy in order

Is the city not making an effort to procure affordable housing in Manteca? Not exactly.

April 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keeping cost off back of taxpayers gave birth to landscape districts

The 1980s municipal budget crisis gave birth to Manteca canyons.

April 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Citizen pitches municipal Victory Garden concept

George Vitek believes times are hard enough for Manteca leaders to consider reviving a Depression Era and World War II strategy – Victory Gardens.

April 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t ‘break’ our backs

Kirk Dall's lips made it clear: No new taxes.

April 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


BLD play up; paid attendance hits 355,000 in 2008

Business is booming at Manteca's Big League Dreams sports complex.

April 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going from sound walls to inviting travel corridors

The old walled city of Manteca was a forbidding place.

April 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 different landscaping standards

Can the Del Webb homeowners association that already maintains two internal parks, the community's recreation complex and landscaping along sound walls meet " city standards"?

April 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Movie price war escalates: Tickets now $3

Hollywood productions such as "Driving Miss Daisy", "Ghostbusters II", and "Back to the Future II" were packing them in at movie houses the last time ticket prices were $3.

April 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca extends legal fireworks sales thru 2014

The use and sale of safe and sane fireworks in Manteca will be legal through at least 2014.

April 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


The Muthart Plan: Ultimate 4 percent mortgage solution

It's too bad President Obama didn't pick Jim Muthart as the architect of his stimulus plan to get the economy rolling again instead of Tim Geithner.

April 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fight over landscaping

The landscape is changing.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Council snips attempt to require mandatory dog fixing

The City of Manteca won't decree that dog owners get their animals fixed.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Free Easter egg hunt Saturday a Manteca spring tradition

It's organized chaos.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Full disclosure sticker for new home buyers

Transparency is now all the rage at all levels of government.

April 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


UNDER $230,000

The under $230,000 market when it comes to nicer resale homes is almost history once again in Manteca.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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


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