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Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCORECARD

Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave.

Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Austin interchange work nears

Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Unlicensed drivers help pay for new police equipment

Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moving Wall coming to Manteca

The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bids sought to turn Morenzone into baseball field

Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW PLAYGROUNDS

New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton rocks while Modesto is, err, modest

Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


DEL WEBB LIFESTYLE

The appeal of Del Webb at Woodbridge goes beyond the obvious.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


SCHOOL SCRAMBLE

Why is River Islands important to Manteca Unified?

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca writing off $338K, 46% due to delinquent utility accounts

Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have inched up slightly after dropping for two straight years.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


It’s Hot Rod Party time on Sunday

In an area with a car show practically every weekend, the gatherings can become routine.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Time to double what’s coming down the tracks

Get ready for more trains.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drug house in my neighborhood

Why do you need to be part of Manteca's homeless solution?

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Watering reduced to 3 days

Manteca is bracing for what could be a brutal fourth consecutive severe drought year by tightening water use rules and putting punitive fines in place for those who repeatedly violate conservation edicts.

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A HOME AT LAST

The biggest obstacle to building the Manteca Community Center and providing a home for the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has been cleared.

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers farmers big donors for council races

The biggest source of campaign funds in the upcoming Nov. 4 City of Manteca municipal election is from the development community - with an asterisk.

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$108K raised for Manteca races

A record $108,749 has been raised so far in Manteca's city council and mayoral races.

October 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dickey’s BBQ opening on Thursday

Get ready for the 22nd eating establishment within two blocks of ground zero for dining out in Manteca - the intersection of East Yosemite Avenue and Commerce Avenue.

October 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless: Real charity doesn’t enable

I confess.

October 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless drawn to Manteca

Less than a half of a mile from downtown Stockton is that city's answer to the homeless dilemma.

October 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s better: Economic growth or mandated minimum wage?

The unemployment rate in Manteca is 9.6 percent.

October 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Citizenship: Follow rules & you lose

It is easier to become a lawyer than to get a green card.

October 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Escalon may ship treated wastewater to Manteca

Tanker truck traffic on East Highway 120 between Escalon and Manteca is expected to pick up in the coming weeks.

October 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CAN IT COMEBACK?

It seemed like a simple project - directional signs to help visitors find Manteca attractions such as Big League Dreams, downtown and Woodward Park.

October 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may reduce watering days, ramp up fines to $250

Manteca is moving to reduce outside watering days from four to three, impose water conservation rules year round and slap repeat offenders with $250 fines per occurrence.

October 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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