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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home's aging sewer pipes were corroded to the point they were on the verge of breaking and dumping raw sewage into your crawl space but you want to take all of the $4,000 you saved and put a hot tub in your man cave?

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF?

So, who is afraid of the big bad wolf?

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GETTING IN SHAPE

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a week I'm not too sure whether he'd bust out laughing or have a heart attack.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Street fair carnival opens for 8 day run

Manteca's 21st edition of the Crossroads of California is a week away but the fun has already begun,

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS

Youth ages 6 through 18 are invited to stop by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club next Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, to get a sampling of what the club has to offer.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities to adopt policies that are much ado about nothing?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Expressway: Push to drop it from plan?

Is it time to "un-ring" the bell when it comes to Raymus Expressway?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 price tag the city paid.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignored its flood policies

Had Manteca followed its own general plan adopted in 2003, all of the homes built south of the 120 Bypass straddling Airport Way would have been built on berms or stilts so that the lowest floor was at least one foot above the 200-year flood plain.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City drops consultant hired by Elena Reyes

A cornerstone of City Manager Elena Reyes' first - and only - significant initiative has been quietly dropped.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Workshop Thursday on future of Manteca

Manteca will be closing in on - if not exceeding - 120,000 residents when the year 2040 rolls around.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

Good news and bad news is coming this way.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Time for the Manteca City Council to step up

The Manteca City Council has a chance to show they mean business, right past failures, deliver on a longstanding promise to make growth pay its ...

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Volunteers needed Thursday to place 7,000 crosses

Pastor Mike Dillman is asking for volunteers to turn out Thursday at 9 a.m. to help put in place 7,000 crosses as part ...

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DA vows faster review of officer involved shootings

Nothing - notes San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar - is swept under the rug when it comes to investigating a shooting involving a law ...

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER CAMP FUN

A free bike safety rodeo for kids is being staged Saturday, May 20, by the Manteca Police Department and Manteca Parks & Rec Recreation Department.

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California: From Russia to Spain to Mexico to USA with love

It is usually the view that inspires me when I reach a summit.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police firing range cleanup tops $600,00

Getting the lead out of the city's former police firing range to clear it for development as part of the envisioned family entertainment zone ...

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Grimy downtown crosswalks; unsafe Lathrop Road driving

Manteca taxpayers through the redevelopment agency paid in excess of $3 million 15 years ago for downtown upgrades.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA UNIFIED DIVERSITY

French Camp School - the oldest in Manteca Unified - was diverse from the day it first opened its doors in 1851.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Growth’s tab for major new road work is $148 million

Manteca needs to spend $148 million on new roads, traffic signals and roundabouts to handle traffic that growth will generate over the next 20 years.

May 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Use downtown Manteca’s ruby slippers as intended

Downtown's advocates often become its worst enemies.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Chamber brings Market & Music to Manteca starting May 23

Market & Music in Manteca returns on Tuesdays from May 23 to July 25 at Library Park.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


YOUR MAILBOX IS NOT SAFE

Do not put outgoing mail in your mailbox.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca looks to make water conservation permanent

The drought may be over but water conservation efforts won't end in Manteca.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified & teachers may have 3-year deal

A tentative agreement for a three-year contract for Manteca Unified teacher salaries for the current year as well as the 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 school years ...

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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