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Manteca will spend $5.9M on new signs, signal work

A federal mandate for traffic signs to meet new reflectivity stands and a need to update Manteca's 50 plus signalized traffic intersections to improve traffic flow efficiency will cost $5.9 million.

September 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SONORA PEAK

It's not the highest peak in the Sierra but when it comes to vistas Sonora Peak is arguably without peers in the Sierra when it comes to accessibility.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Manteca has less than stellar record of being water visionaries

Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to support an ultimate population base of between 130,000 and 150,000 people.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MASSIVE WATER GRAB

Sacramento bureaucrats want cities and farms that rely on water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers to pay a steep price in a bid to set aside more water for fish.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$330,000 includes ‘branding’ Manteca

City Manager Elena Reyes wants to spend $57,500 to brand municipal government so it can better connect with its customers - Manteca taxpayers, ratepayers, merchants, and residents.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$950M ACE PLAN

ACE Forward - the proposed hybrid northern end of the California High Speed Rail to extend service initially from Merced to the Bay Area - has the potential of increasing Altamont Corridor Express ridership 350% to 6 million by 2025.

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Accusing Brown of ‘mansplaining’ when he’s acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers agree on $2.3M for schools

Developers building 299 homes in Evans Estates south of the 120 Bypass have struck the first deal of its kind in Manteca to assure funding to build schools for future students generated by housing growth.

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Where’s the water park?

The purchase of $577,000 of wetlands credits Tuesday by the Manteca City Council clears the way for infrastructure work to start for the much-ballyhooed 210-acre family entertainment zone (FEZ) project envisioned to be anchored by a 500-room hotel, indoor water park, and conference center.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


IT’S DOG-GONE TIME

Yelping about Manteca's lack of a dog park - an amenity first approved by elected leaders in 2003 - will come to an end this November.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca issues 1,045 water waste warnings in 8.5 months

The lawn sprinklers were on along Jason Street next to the Main Street Ride-Aid store.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Colleges don’t need coddling, indoctrination

I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Too far to walk? Don’t complain to Joshua Cowell

Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his one-time front porch on Yosemite Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on a school day and surveyed what was in front of him.

September 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gunzon is MUSD student trustee

Sophia Gunzon of Sierra High is being sworn in tonight as the Manteca Unified School District student board member.

September 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CLEANING UP THE STANISLAUS

They didn't find the proverbial kitchen sink but a small band of volunteers hauled a discarded dishwasher from the Stanislaus River while cleaning up a three-mile segment that passes through Ripon.

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Orange joining Manteca’s solid waste rainbow

Sometime in the next decade the City of Manteca will likely stop weekly "garbage" collection.

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about buying small garbage cart upgrade from city?

There's a dose of good news - and possibly more - for those Manteca solid waste customers not thrilled about the City of Manteca's prouncement ...

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


FIRE STATION BREAKS GROUND

Ground broke Wednesday at River Islands at Lathrop for the first of what could end up being three fire stations in the largest planned community ...

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The real wall we need to build is in DC

Building a wall, per se, won't address what is really fueling a mass "illegal" immigration from south of the border.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Garbage costing more in March

There's a chance the solid waste increases the Manteca City Council adopted Tuesday won't be fully implemented within four years as adopted.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SOROPTIMIST MAGIC

There's something magical about the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair.

December 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gary Singh embodies the true American Dream

Twenty-four years ago Gary Singh was struggling to learn English.

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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