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Will council cut police force by 16 officers?

Manteca could end up with 30 percent less police officers over the next few months between retirements and the threatened lay-off of 16 officers by mid-October.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The self-induced misery of many newspapers

The loss of a newspaper is not a good thing – even a competitor.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Dance contest part of upcoming Pumpkin Fair

So just who is more suave of a dancer - Manteca Councilman Steve DeBrum or Commons at Union Ranch (Premier Care) Chief Executive Officer Don Peterson?

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Trash talk: Air quality = higher rates

Manteca residents are recycling more and generating less garbage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Government jobs & pay at top of SJ heap

Government provides the biggest slice of the employment pie in San Joaquin County and also offers the second highest average weekly wage.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Everything from carving to cooking at Pumpkin Fair

Manteca's best pumpkin desert makers and pumpkin carvers are competing at next weekend's 25th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to take a real look at workforce housing project

Those living in the Land of the McMansions are about to get new neighbors – workforce housing.

September 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly days near an end?

Manteca may soon drop out of the running for Weed Patch USA honors at least as far as part of the Highway 99 corridor is concerned.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ALL ABOARD!

LATHROP – Ron Dell'Osso always wanted his own train set as a child.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


For Jowell, laughter was always better than tears

That impish signature twinkle lit up her eyes.

September 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHARP seeking more volunteers

Roger Meadows just didn't sit around the house after retiring from his 27-year career with Lockheed as a project planner.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Football field carries name of dedicated board member

Guss Schmiedt literally helped create one of Manteca's earliest football fields.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Economic reality catching up with public sector

The professor was indignant.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The bottom of the Manteca market

You can own your own home in Manteca for less than $550 a month and not have to sink a lot of money into the foreclosure you're buying.

September 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Being competitive for employees part of current city budget woes

Dropping wages due to high employment and more young people entering the labor market ultimately could go a long way to curing what ails Manteca's general fund – high employee salaries.

September 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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Promoting Manteca & business

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce means business.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SSJID could cut water use by 25%

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a plan to free up 73,000 acre feet of water that could be used to grow food in the southern valley, send water through municipal faucets, and help provide critical flows to fish or improve the quality of river water.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dr. Bobson joining Manteca Hall of Fame

Craig Bobson played football in 1976-77 under Bill Walsh when he was the coach at Stanford University.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cigarettes first then soda next

Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shred-It aims to reduce ID theft

Identify theft claimed 298 victims in Manteca during 2014.

April 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento decrees there will be a flood

So what's going to be costlier when it comes to your pocketbook - the drought or a hypothetical 200-year flood event?

April 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RIPARIAN RIGHTS: Farmers say their impact on water is misunderstood

Folks bellyaching about their lawns being less green in order to meet a state mandated 25 percent water use cutback may want to consider themselves lucky.

April 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Ripon News


Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s war on the homeless

So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About those ‘evil’ free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Plan for senior housing advances

The last hurrah of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency's housing bonds could end up providing 40 units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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