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Golf course subsidy jumps to $320,000

The Manteca Golf Course needs financial help.

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STILL DIGGING OUT

Three Sierra passes that are typically open by Memorial Day weekend are still blocked by snowdrifts that Caltrans crews report are as high as 40 feet.

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I’m proud that Katelyn, Ashley & Rein call me ‘Papa’

I've been called many things over the years. More than a few of the words used wouldn't be fit for what a once polite world would have deemed unfit for general consumption.

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tribute to fallen opens for 4 days

The faces of California's 750 plus who have fallen in the Global War on Terror along with notes penned by loved ones they left behind are part of a four-day memorial that opens today in Manteca.

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Has Manteca’s homeless problem really gotten worse?

The homeless problem has gotten worse in Manteca.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD: $92.6M maintenance backlog

School's almost out for the summer.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lincoln Pool opens for 3-day weekend

Manteca Parks & Recreation is opening the Lincoln Pool for Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29 from noon to 6 p.m. each day.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will new fee kill waterpark resort plan?

The failure of a consultant to study the specific impacts of resorts and hotels has created proposed transportation fees - if adopted by the City Council - that have the potential to derail the seven-year effort and $8.7 million municipal infrastructure investment so far by Manteca to secure a waterpark resort.

May 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


About that 20 cent refund from Doctors Hospital

There was a day when 20 cents would buy you 20 pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. Today those two same dimes will buy you two pieces of Bazooka based on Wal-Mart charging $2.42 for a 24 count bag.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA UNIFIED RATES A-

Superintendent Jason Messer gives Manteca Unified an "A minus" for its efforts in educating students.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Market & Music starts 2017 run this evening

If you're looking for a way to cool off after the high flirts with 100 degrees today, Joann Beattie has a suggestion - check out the Market & Music in Manteca that runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. beneath the stately sycamore trees at Library Park.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteer shortage for Manteca’s flag effort

The chances are good that hundreds of the 2,400 flags that typically line the streets of Manteca on Memorial Day will be missing because of a shortage of volunteers.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THEY ARE MANTECA

Ten men and women who helped weave the social and economic fabric of the community are now part of the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s budget up by 11.6%

Manteca's municipal general fund budget has returned to double digit growth for the first time since the boom days at the dawn of the 21st century.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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STREET CRED

In just a little over 3½ miles, one city street in Manteca carries four different names.

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roundabout on Louise Ave. for new homes

The first new neighborhood built east of Highway 99 in more than a decade is expected to generate 241 students that most likely will end ...

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca on verge of major economic splash

The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco has 802 rooms.

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chestnut going whole hog

Joey Chestnut - a San Jose man who makes a pig of himself for a living - is competing in the World Bacon Eating Championship taking place ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Q&A about camping in Manteca

Now that the homeless have been locked out of the Manteca Library courtyard at night by a wrought iron fence put in place to stop ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Residents say the time has come to retake Manteca

They defecate on doorsteps.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cougars encouraged after full offseason of work

STOCKTON - Although this will be Eddie Menzel's second season as the Weston Ranch volleyball coach, he inherited the program last year after the summer ...

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | High School Sports


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CUTTING ERRORS, RED TAPE

It is a "horror" story that Manteca Community Development Director Greg Showerman has heard way too often.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca deal of the century moving forward?

What could arguably be the sweetest deal for Manteca's economy since Ed Powers a century ago convinced Claus Spreckels that the sandy plains was ...

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca, EU high schools set for $28M in bond work

East Union High and Manteca High have been moved up to the next round of Measure G modernization school projects.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do ...

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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