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COVERING THE TAB

It's a myth that never dies - property taxes pay for all city services you access.

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca residents go solar in big way

What's the hottest home construction trend in Manteca today? It's solar power.

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Great Manteca kitchen debate: Legion, the city, VFW & $115K

What is the moral or legal dilemma with the Manteca City Council spending $115,000 to install a commercial kitchen in the Moffat Boulevard Community Center that they are leasing long-term to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311?

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VFW kitchen cost soars

The debate about whether to loan the Post 6311 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars $50,000 to help pay for a commercial kitchen for the new Moffat Community Center that they will use has gotten a bit more complex.

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


To the Class of 2015: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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8.5% hike for police employees

Manteca Police Employees Association members are in line for an 8.5 percent pay increase over the next four years.

July 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


District email backs up Grand Jury

The fact Manteca Unified has some but not all of the emails the San Joaquin County Grand Jury referenced in a scathing report on trustee ...

July 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thunder Valley & Great Wolf: 2 peas in pod

Who in their right mind we book a room at a resort hotel not near any tourist attractions but one that is located south of ...

July 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Thunder Valley & Great Wolf: 2 peas in pod

Who in their right mind we book a room at a resort hotel not near any tourist attractions that is located south of a major ...

July 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fant: So where is the email?

Embattled Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant has one simple request: Show him the email.

July 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Nile Garden School may get city water

A solution to Nile Garden' School's contaminated water well is in the works.

July 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca beats state to the punch on water savings

Manteca is ahead of the state when it comes to front yards for new homes.

July 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Save trees, let the grass turn yellow

There have been some calls lately to the Bulletin complaining about "dead grass" in landscaping maintenance districts and the prevalence of yellow and brown at ...

July 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca: High mark for prudent financials

They wish they were Manteca.

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE OTHER CALIFORNIA

Inyo County in the eastern Sierra with its 10,227 square miles can quickly put things in perspective and allow you to shed the chains ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MANZANAR

INDEPENDENCE - The harsh treatment of 120,000 loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry is highlighted at the Manzanar National Historic Site five miles south of Independence ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHERE REAL WEST BECAME THE REEL WEST

LONE PINE - It's a place where you will find the 1938 Plymouth coupe that gangster Humphrey Bogart fled from the police in the famous ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM

BISHOP - The eastern Sierra - home to Bodie that stands as the West's largest remaining ghost town in a state of arrested decay - also boosts ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Homeless resource center

A resource center aimed at helping homeless get off the streets has opened in Manteca.

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BUSY SUMMER

How did you spend your summer vacation?

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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