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Pension costs may crush city budgets

Pension payments for the City of Manteca's municipal workforce is project to go up $13.6 million through 2025 eclipsing projected salary increases by 81 percent.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don Pedro told to cut releases by Army Corps

Turlock Irrigation District wants to continue releasing more water out of the Don Pedro Reservoir sending it down the Tuolumne River and into the San Joaquin River past the fragile levees protecting rural south Manteca and the Lathrop levees that are now experiencing seepage.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 minutes away from the 209.

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GO NUTS IN RIPON

It's not too hard to figure out why the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival today, Saturday and Sunday is a perennial favorite not just for Ripon residents but for many in the 209.

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City explores options for golf pro shop

The staff that helped the late Alan Thomas run the Manteca Golf Course play and driving ranges will be in place through at least June 30 while municipal staff works on a game plan with several options for the City Council to consider for future operations.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how climate change is making flooding worse.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MONEY FOR STREET REPAIRS

The latest plan to raise money for California's deteriorating roads could send $2.5 million annually to Manteca to upgrade streets riddled with cracks and potholes.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to tap budget brakes for MUSD

Get ready for a Manteca Unified School District spending slowdown.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DENHAM LOOKS TO HELP

Congressman Jeff Denham - who has helped local agencies get the federal government to look at fish predation on the Stanislaus River instead of just releasing more and more water - is now vowing to do what he can to ease perennial flooding concerns south of Manteca along the San Joaquin River.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The levee is breaking, so who do you call? Not the government

A levee along a waterway that the State of California has jurisdiction is being breached. Who do you call for help while you scramble like the mythical Little Dutch Boy who plugged a hole in the dike with his finger until the cavalry arrived?

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New speed for Woodward: 30 mph from Union to Airport

In the coming days the speed on Woodward Avenue between Union Road and Airport Way will be set at 30 mph.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The problem with California conceit

How high's the water, mama?

February 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


MUSD: Manteca allowing SCIP hurts students

A behind-the-scene tug-of-war involving the Building Industry Association of the Delta, the Manteca Unified School District, and City of Manteca has acronyms such as SCIP ...

April 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may want to follow Tracy’s lead

Mike Barkley - the Manteca apartment owner that lost the Democratic June primary last year for Congress - has established a website at mjbarkl.com/fallen.htm ...

April 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tango lessons for the city & downtown

It takes two to tango. The same is true when it comes to picking up the pace in downtown Manteca. And it requires the private ...

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


140 APARTMENTS

The first three-story apartments north of the 120 Bypass are being proposed along Lathrop Road backing up to Del Webb at Woodbridge west of Union ...

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crime isn’t keeping up with growth in Manteca

The Greek chorus echoes the sentiment that growth has increased crime in Manteca.

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to get Main Street right

Take a drive down Main Street during peak traffic hours.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


FRANKLY, DOES CITY GIVE A DARN?

Pole Land.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


ACE coming to downtown Manteca, Ripon

Downtown Manteca - and Ripon as well - are on track to have Altamont Corridor Express passenger train service by 2023.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A PLEASANT(ON) HIKE

PLEASANTON - If you want to get in a hike that offer great views, a healthy dose of wilderness and the ability to get in more ...

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Pleasanton lives up its name

PLEASANTON - A pleasant Saturday farmers market outing awaits you in downtown Pleasanton.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Water allocation decree signals scorched earth fish strategy

Our faucets are at the mercy of bureaucrats beholden to a New California Order where fish trump people.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three ID theft cases yielded 1,000+ victims

You don't need to convince Aaron Montoya to be super vigilant with his personal information.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETS

Manteca paid a terrible price during the Vietnam War.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Pavlov’s dogs, Manteca City Council & hiring consultants

It takes people making $260,000 in taxable purchases within Manteca's city limits to raise $13,000 via the half cent public safety tax.

April 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


7,000 CROSSES ALONG I-5

Travelers along Interstate 5 passing Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop for a 30-day period starting May 18 will get a potent and somber reminder of ...

April 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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