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PULLING THE PLUG

Sycamore Court - the fire-damaged problematic boarding house with 15 rooms and two communal bathrooms near the heart of downtown Manteca - will not be able to reopen as a residential complex.

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$17K needed to remove lead paint at fire station

It is going to cost $17,000 to remove and dispose of lead paint at Manteca's oldest fire station on Powers Avenue across from Lincoln Park.

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento discouraging significant water conservation

Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That's enough water based on Manteca's current per capita use of 150 gallons a day to meet the needs of 357,099 Californians for a year or a city the size of Bakersfield.

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WINTER DAY TRIP ON

ARNOLD - Big snow, big trees, and the big outdoors.

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


New Melones still lags with 42% capacity

Sierra snowfall that is the heaviest so far in 22 years has only been able to bring New Melones Reservoir up to 42 percent of its 2.4 million acre feet of water capacity.

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LATHROP ROAD FIASCO?

Take a drive down Lathrop Road at mid-afternoon and you'll get a precursor of what is to come on a roadway that is emerging as a key player in the movement of goods while serving existing and emerging neighborhoods.

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What happens if Manteca Unified goes nuclear?

How advantageous is it for the Building Industry Association of the Delta headed by Jon Beckman who once served as a councilman in the fairly slow growth community of Lodi to get the developers he advocates for to play ball with the Manteca Unified School District?

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FINANCIAL TIME BOMB?

Manteca Unified is on target to spend at least $13.9 million more for a 50 percent jump in teacher retirement contributions within three years.

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TRASH TALKING

Arguably the most enduring Manteca municipal "employee" of the past 14 years did a lot of trash talk.

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tickets issued for rolling thru stop sign every 10 minutes

You'd better think twice about rolling through that stop sign.

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Archie Bunker is alive & well at UC Berkeley

Some 53 years later it is apparent the Free Speech Movement spawned at the University of California at Berkeley comes with a big asterisk - * as long as we agree with your views.

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE MANTECA LOOP

The Tidewater Bikeway is Manteca's one of most used parks on a daily basis when it comes to non-organized activities .

February 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Avoiding politics while teaching about the system

The toughest tightrope job in Manteca Unified classrooms in today's political climate might just be teaching history and social science.

February 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two Manteca businesses tuned into new economy

It might not have been intended but the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's initial Excellence in Business Award and Newcomer's Business Award recipients at last week's inaugural State of the City program are prime examples of how business can thrive in the changing Manteca economy.

February 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


My 7th grade teacher: Don’t vote for Nixon

"Tell your parents they shouldn't vote for Nixon-Agnew."

January 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Where will elementary classroom capacity go?

The first step Manteca Unified will make in addressing a tidal wave of enrollment growth in the coming years is to determine options that maximize ...

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Galgiani makes push to secure $110M for flood protection work

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani is making a push to secure $100 million to provide mandated 200-year flood protection for Lathrop as well as part of ...

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apartment proposal lacks bus turnout for serving 103 students

Elementary students that would live with their families at the proposed 144-unit Manteca Luxury Apartments on Lathrop Road west of Union Road would be bused ...

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sticks with golf model

Manteca is sticking with a proven operational model for the Manteca Golf Course.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘That’s what the police officer keeps asking’

As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a ...

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Burglar took checks written for senior center activities

A number of checks written for five events and seven classes taking place at the Manteca Senior Center were stolen during a break-in at the ...

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Things get a tad heated in negotiations between RUSD & teachers

Nothing heats up the vernacular as much as salary negotiations, or more precisely , the public posturing away from the table.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE $80M QUESTION

The solution to reduce carnage on the 120 Bypass and ease congestion at the freeway's interchange with Highway 99 will require a major revamp ...

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DELICATO EXPANDING

Manteca largest year-round agricultural employer is gearing up for a major expansion.

April 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe call it the ‘Homeless Highway’

It may go down as the biggest unintended consequences in Manteca history.

April 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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