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Buying home for less than monthly rent

Ben and Sandee Myers don't have cable TV, a flashy car, or the latest high-tech toy.

March 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Most 20-Somethings avoiding shortcuts, taking proven paths

There's been a lot of ink spilled in the national press about how 20-Somethings take the attitude they have to have the latest high-tech gizmo, how their work ethic is flighty and how they live in the moment and don't plan for the future.

March 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water cops getting word out: Don’t waste water

Getting the word out on conserving water might be a good idea.

March 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government gone wild! Another fun hidden tax

There's a surefire way to lop $2,380 off the cost of building any single family home in Manteca – dump PG&E.

March 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parks: Back to the future

There was a time 30 years ago and longer that if the community deemed recreational facilities were needed, volunteers would join forces with local government agencies to share the cost of constructing them.

March 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


It’s not AIG but partying on taxpayers’ dime just doesn’t seem right

It wasn't a posh party by any means and certainly not by AIG standards. It was a catered dinner at the MRPS Hall costing around $9,000.

March 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Roundabout future for Manteca?

One way to slow down traffic – and to make neighborhood streets safer – is by designing developments with narrower streets, roundabouts, chicanes, bulb-outs, and non-intrusive fast growing trees that create a partial canopy over the pavement.

March 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Boys & Girls throwing barn party April 18

An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.

March 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Answering call to save $$

Manteca city leaders are leaving no stone unturned – or call unanswered – in a bid to reduce the cost of government.

March 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Despite foreclosures Manteca grew by 1,375 people in 2008

Manteca has spent the last 10 years gaining a bigger chunk of San Joaquin County's overall population despite being the city with the oldest growth cap policy in place in the entire region.

March 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Central Valley Baptist builds on old-fashioned Bible values

Eric M. Tharp's mission – as well as that of the Central Valley Baptist Church - is crystal clear.

March 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Faith


Red light cameras are OK but why not extend yellow light time as well?

Red light cameras – the bane of born-again civil libertarians that often have a reawakening after getting a ticket thanks to such a device - are coming to Manteca.

March 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Measure M keeps police on patrol

Manteca would have 10 less police officers today if it wasn't for the Measure M public safety tax approved by voters in November of 2006.

March 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Actual layoffs of teachers may be lower if things gel

A hiring freeze and a successful negotiation of employee compensation cuts of 5 percent across the board could allow the Manteca Unified School District to rescind 80 percent of the layoff notices already issued.

March 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


School office-farm complex becoming part of Manteca

The first piece of a puzzle that ultimately will end up with Manteca and Lathrop city limits abutting each other along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run parallel between McKinley Avenue and Airport Way has cleared the final hurdle.

March 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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DROUGHT DEEPENS

It's official.

August 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My mom would be a felon in today’s world

It is now a crime in America to let a 7-year-old boy walk a half mile by himself to the park.

August 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Candidate is a liquor store owner and proud of it

Mike Morowit is not running away from who he is.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sign of the times: Cantu first one up

Ben Cantu gets points for being eager.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Crumpled car graces West Yosemite Ave.

Hasn't anyone that enforces abandoned car rules noticed the crumpled sedan complete with jagged metal sticking out and shattered glass around it parked on West Yosemite Avenue near Johnny's Restaurant?

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$500 gutter flooding fine for Los Angeles?

On the first day of the state's "get tough" water conservation rules, a Los Angeles water pipe broke spilling 20 million gallons of water, submerging 960 cars in an underground parking garage, covering the University of California Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion's basketball court with 10 inches of water, and has caused other damages.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Silverman is off and running

Richard Silverman last week became the first candidate to qualify for the Manteca City Council ballot as all of his signatures on his nomination papers have been verified.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


On good authority: Roger Craig in Tracy

Sports Authority is opening a store in Tracy's West Valley Mall on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8 a.m.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


McKinley-120 interchange

The proposed McKinley Avenue interchange could be the first step toward easing congestion on the 120 Bypass.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Mike Morowit's financial savvy has managed to keep Miner Mart a viable business through two economic downturns and a tectonic shift in Manteca retailing during the past 20 years.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Doing the right thing

Honest people do exist.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Forced estate sale thanks to ADA suit at Barnwood in Ripon

Perhaps Carmichael-based attorney Scott Johnson will drop by the Barnwood Restaurant in Ripon this Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see if he can pick up a bargain.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Waterford thanks Thomas for efforts

Helping Manteca Chamber of Commerce clean flags and replace those that have been damaged: $5,000 or so.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MJC seeking chain gang

Want to join a gang?

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Growth triumphs over Manteca Rural Committee

Back in the 1980s the residents along the north side of Louise Avenue between Airport Way and the railroad tracks formed the nucleus of the Manteca Rural Committee.

July 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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