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Manteca needs to get serious on affordable housing efforts

Manteca's most expensive apartment rental address - Paseo Villas where a three bedroom two bathroom unit rents for $1,960 a month - backs up to Manteca's most affordable housing located in the gully between the eastbound lanes of the 120 Bypass and the sound wall.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1,225 A MONTH

The rent squeeze continues.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Parks & Rec part-timers pay going up

Manteca is using the pending increase in minimum wage on Sunday to strengthen retention of part-time Parks & Recreation employees.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca code enforcement framed by the ‘Ghost Ship’

Manteca may never have a "Ghost Ship" disaster - the warehouse in Oakland converted illegally into living quarters and an underground music party venue where 36 people died - but it has its share of property misuse issues.

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE GIFT OF MANTECA

They say Christmas is for families.

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Remodeling bathroom: It’s about you

One of the things I liked about my home I ended up buying in 2008 was the fact both the kitchen and bathroom had much of the original look from when the house was built in 1954.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Free Christmas Eve breakfast

The best deal in town Saturday morning can be found at Manteca Ford.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THEY EAT VEGGIES

Eating their veggies is something that the 20,000 plus Manteca Unified students that dine on school lunches take to heart.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should not landfill - were useless and created expenses for no reason at all.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zellner, Hayes, Laffranchi on planning commission

Jeff Zellner - in his own words - is going to get "to sit at the adult table."

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca no longer crying ‘Great Wolf’

Six years ago this week Great Wolf Resorts entered Manteca's political vernacular along with the acronym "FEZ" - shorthand for family entertainment zone.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacrificing Northern SJV for LA Basin

We are all one California.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD OPPOSES NEW HOMES

Manteca Unified has put the City of Manteca on notice: The school district opposes new housing development south of the 120 Bypass.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca scrambling to block nightclub

In its heyday Club Leon in the 200 block of West Yosemite Avenue brought a lot of people into downtown Manteca.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Play and work but don’t live in downtown

It's safe to say there are more than a few merchants in the heart of downtown that don't like the idea there is housing above stores.

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


A DRUG COURT IN MANTECA?

Manteca's decision to commit community resource officers to deal with the homeless may end up making inroads into an equally perplexing problem - substance abuse.

February 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca keeps honing water conservation

January - the lowest month for water use because of the virtual absence of outdoor watering - was seen by Public Works Director Mark Houghton as a ...

February 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hottest ticket of the year on sale

Judging by the demand last year, the hottest tickets to get in February are to the Manteca Parks & Recreation/Manteca Youth Advisory father-daughter dance.

February 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WINTER RESPITE

A bit of paradise - and a rare look into a winter's day in the Northern San Joaquin Valley 160 years ago - awaits those venturing ...

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FLOOD FEES COMING

The cost of building a home in southwest Manteca could jump $3,145 on April 20.

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Funding running out for 6 firefighters

Manteca will lose funding for six firefighters within 11 months.

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What direction for Manteca High’s second hundred years?

Manteca High was once the social center of the community with its performing arts center jammed for concerts and other events.

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s monument to drug use

Want to see how drug use can destroy a neighborhood?

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PULLING THE PLUG

Sycamore Court - the fire-damaged problematic boarding house with 15 rooms and two communal bathrooms near the heart of downtown Manteca - will not be able to ...

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$17K needed to remove lead paint at fire station

It is going to cost $17,000 to remove and dispose of lead paint at Manteca's oldest fire station on Powers Avenue across from ...

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sacramento discouraging significant water conservation

Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That's enough water based ...

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WINTER DAY TRIP ON

ARNOLD - Big snow, big trees, and the big outdoors.

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


New Melones still lags with 42% capacity

Sierra snowfall that is the heaviest so far in 22 years has only been able to bring New Melones Reservoir up to 42 percent of ...

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LATHROP ROAD FIASCO?

Take a drive down Lathrop Road at mid-afternoon and you'll get a precursor of what is to come on a roadway that is emerging ...

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What happens if Manteca Unified goes nuclear?

How advantageous is it for the Building Industry Association of the Delta headed by Jon Beckman who once served as a councilman in the fairly ...

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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