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The Funny Farm & out-of-control Blue Tooth users

I will never get used to people using Blue Tooth.

August 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Make $31K? Housing is reasonable – for now

In a twist of irony some people working full-time and who are making less than $31,000 a year can afford to buy a home in Manteca for less than they can afford to rent it.

August 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Got it in you to make best scarecrow in Manteca?

Think you've got the right stuff to make the best scarecrow in Manteca?

August 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uncle Sam is an enabler of the worst kind

Uncle Sam is turning into the relative who undermines good parenting by lavishing kids with expensive gifts, giving them candy before dinner and letting them stay up until all hours of the night and ignore basic disciplines like doing you homework and chores.

August 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City asks police: Give up raises for 2 years, forgo uniform allowance & pay more PERS

Manteca Police officers are being asked to forgo raises for the next two years, forfeit $1,000 in annual clothing allowances, plus pay an additional 5 percent toward their retirement.

August 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


How much would you pay for a firefighters double date?

Two "cover models" - Manteca Fire Captain David Marques and Manteca Firefighter John Viss - have agreed to volunteer to help the Manteca Boys & Girls Club raise funds to keep the doors open during the current tough economic times to serve 1,500 kids.

August 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified needs to fine tune its busing decision

The decision to cut home-to-school busing inside a 1.25-mile radius for elementary students and a 2.5-mile radius for high school students around Manteca Unified campuses was clear in terms of who gets a ride and who doesn't.

August 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Visitors: Cash for crash

Out-of-town motorists who get into accidents in Manteca may soon pay as much as $2,100 depending upon the severity of the crash and the response required from the Manteca Fire Department.

August 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Surprise! State is raising your taxes even though you got no pay raise

If you're like most Californians and still have a job you probably haven't gotten a raise in the last year.

August 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No one said it would be easy

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Property taxes look like they could drop even more in 2010-11

The bottom line isn't looking good for the next five years or so when it comes to municipal property taxes for Manteca and other San Joaquin Valley cities.

August 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands eyes 2011 start date

LATHROP - River Islands at Lathrop – the biggest housing development ever envisioned for the Northern San Joaquin Valley – won't probably be building its first home until 2011.

August 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One-stop permit center opens house Thursday

The runaround at City Hall that many experienced over the years trying to secure permits for building and businesses is finally coming to an end this Thursday with the opening of Manteca's one-stop permit center.

August 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Stockton beats Modesto as the place to go

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

August 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $2.5 million question

Manteca needs to shed $2.5 million in expenses.

August 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


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DROUGHT IS GETTING WORSE

It looks like almost early summer on the Stanislaus River watershed.

January 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Working’ route for levee project before council

The working alignment for the contentious proposed extension of a dry levee south of Manteca is directly behind parcels on the north side of Fig Avenue between Airport Way and Oleander Avenue.

January 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


McLarty learns trustees well schooled in art of retribution

Connect the dots.

January 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting rid of property ‘miners’ cuts crime

Fred Sheil fights crime.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Manteca conference center?

Manteca's next municipal building could go up on Daniels Street.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


427 MORE HOMES

Manteca in 2014 had its biggest year for single family housing starts in eight years.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park restrooms stay locked

There is a reason why it is not a good idea to unlock the Library Park restrooms unless there is a special event.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tire marks, medians & public safety

Perhaps you don't like the new medians on Louise Avenue.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pension costs growing expense

Public employee retirees are living longer.

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use - or do they?

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca USD: Uranus versus Pluto conflict

Folks who make their living tossing theories abound about human behavior generally define Millennials as those born between the 1980s and 2000s. Some define Millennials by those who were in their formative years or reached adulthood at the dawn of the 21st century.

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming flood of misery for rural south Manteca folks

Rain and snow when it does fall can sometimes inflict painful misery on parts of Manteca and Lathrop.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca plans more info for new website

Looking for a street address in Manteca?

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


75-25 tax split to land Wolf?

Manteca may make its biggest tax sharing deal ever to get the biggest economic return yet for the municipal general fund.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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