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From pre-WWII to state-of-the-art

The days of the City of Manteca crews performing repairs on $293,000 garbage trucks out in the weather will come to an end sometime in mid-2012.

June 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


If eating 2 apples a day is going to kill me, so be it

Dead man eating. That's how the public health advocacy organization known as the Environmental Working Group would probably describe me.

June 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Earlier budget crisis led to LMDs

The uproar over imposing a landscape maintenance district to pay for the neighborhood park scheduled to be put in place later this year in the Union Ranch neighborhood is the outgrowth of a decision made almost 30 years ago.

June 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Push on to not split Manteca into 2 districts

Manteca civic and business leaders are lobbying for a redistricting plan that would end Manteca's status as a divided city for the past 20 years when it comes to representation on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

June 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A possible way to keep those six firefighters

Here is the $1.2 million question: Does anyone on the Manteca City Council have the stomach to take a calculated risk to preserve municipal service levels for another year by saving the jobs of six firefighters and at least some of the 10 other municipal workers due to be laid off on July 1 in order to balance the budget?

June 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less firefighters = longer response

The pending layoff of six firefighters and taking the 100-foot aerial platform engine company off first-line status will trigger an estimated 10 percent drop off in Manteca meeting its target of getting firefighters on the scene of emergencies within five minutes of being dispatched.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


258 housing starts

May has turned into the biggest month in six years for private sector construction in Manteca with the issuance of building permits valued at $14.8 million for the 153-unit Belagio apartment complex being built on East Atherton Drive east of Van Ryn Avenue.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Today I’m the happiest brother in the world

It was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen: My sister leaving UC Davis Medical Center in a wheelchair Sunday afternoon.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Barkley: Repeal 2nd Amendment

Mike Barkley is a former member of the National Rifle Association.

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING A BIG SPLASH

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you just want to splash around and have fun?

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A tax solution that could make things a lot worse

Do you drink alcohol? Perhaps you smoke cigarettes. Maybe you drive a vehicle. Do you earn a pay check? Are you among the folks who buy items at retail stores or dine in restaurants?

June 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bricker: From cadet to chief

His hands were shaking.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water efficiency for farm usage goal of $14M irrigation project

Farmers south of Manteca will become some of the most efficient users of water on the planet when the 2012 irrigation season starts in March.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop: In same state districts?

Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and Escalon may end up in the same Assembly and State Senate districts for the first time in at least 20 years.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro Shops is deal that’s paying off for Manteca

Imagine the City of Manteca having to spend $3.5 million to cover a bond payment because The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley isn't finished.

June 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home's aging sewer pipes were corroded to ...

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF?

So, who is afraid of the big bad wolf?

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GETTING IN SHAPE

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a ...

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Street fair carnival opens for 8 day run

Manteca's 21st edition of the Crossroads of California is a week away but the fun has already begun,

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS

Youth ages 6 through 18 are invited to stop by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club next Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, to get ...

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities ...

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Expressway: Push to drop it from plan?

Is it time to "un-ring" the bell when it comes to Raymus Expressway?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignored its flood policies

Had Manteca followed its own general plan adopted in 2003, all of the homes built south of the 120 Bypass straddling Airport Way would have ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City drops consultant hired by Elena Reyes

A cornerstone of City Manager Elena Reyes' first - and only - significant initiative has been quietly dropped.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Workshop Thursday on future of Manteca

Manteca will be closing in on - if not exceeding - 120,000 residents when the year 2040 rolls around.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

Good news and bad news is coming this way.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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