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Impound & tow: New city cash cow?

Manteca may balance its budget in part by towing cars.

January 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics


Those crazy, hazy fog-shrouded days in Manteca

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on little cat's feet.

January 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1,370 buyers bought with confidence

How did the 2008 resale housing market shape up in Manteca?

January 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


2008 saw strong faith in Manteca home sales

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

January 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Cash crisis looms for Manteca schools

The deepening state budget crisis is going to make it difficult - if not impossible – for Manteca Unified School District to meet payroll and pay other bills through June 30.

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Dog park being reviewed Thursday by commission

Should a dog park be built at Woodward Park?

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Clearer RV rules get OK for Manteca neighborhoods

City leaders admit the old municipal rules governing the parking of recreational vehicles in Manteca were confusing, weren't necessarily fair to RV owners and non-RV owners and were difficult at best to enforce.

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento could learn a thing or two from Manteca

Folks up in Sacramento should take a tip or two from the Manteca Unified School District.

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The high cost of green

It costs a bit too much green to operate Manteca's landscape maintenance districts.

January 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2009: Ultimate year for housing affordability?

Tom Wilson bought his first house in 1971

January 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Any traffic stop or arrest can be life or death for a police officer

I admit upfront that I have a deep bias when it comes to police.

January 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Indiscriminate COLA use fans inflation

COLA - the cost of living adjustment - is just like the real thing. It artificially gets the economy racing but then the effect wears off. The long-term impact of the indiscriminate use of COLA on the economy is the same thing as the long-term indiscriminate use of caffeine. It gives you a false sense of energy.

January 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Calla synonymous with education for 108 years

Calla is a name that's been associated with Manteca education for the past 108 consecutive years.

January 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Home building at 14-year low

Developers ended 2008 starting 223 homes and selling about as many thanks to carry-over housing starts from 2007.

January 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bass Pro, Costco helping soften city budget cuts

The couple from San Jose standing in the Bass Pro Shop check out line Sunday with $625 of camping and fishing gear were also getting ready to contribute $2.81 to help run Manteca's general fund services and another $3.15 to help pay for additional Manteca police officers and firefighters.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING FORCE FOR MURALS

Charleen Carroll - one of the driving forces behind the largest public arts project in Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Woodward name graces school, reservoir, park

Pioneer Walter J. Woodward was responsible for the ground work for securing water that made it possible for Manteca to grow from a railroad siding ...

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘ZERO HOUR’ ARRIVES

The dedication of the final mural for what is believed to be the nation's only concentration of murals honoring those who fought in America ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Biggest MPD need is more patrol officers

Traffic enforcement is a top priority for Manteca Police but that doesn't mean the city's top law enforcement officer will be pushing to ...

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SEEKING HELP FOR BYPASS

Elected officials as well as public leaders from throughout San Joaquin County are in Washington, D.C., today making a pitch for up to $65 ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Love Manteca coming up short on volunteers

It doesn't seem like much but devoting four hours this Saturday to a variety of projects around Manteca as part of the Love Manteca ...

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water play feature will be turned on four days a week

The popular interactive water play feature at Library Park that was turned off for four years during the drought before limited use was allowed in ...

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High's modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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