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Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been invested chasing the family entertainment zone?

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


dd’s Discounts store opening on Saturday in Manteca

Manteca's newest retailer - dd's Discounts - is opening Saturday, June 24, in the Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's in space once occupied by Office Depot.

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HEAT WAVE CANCELS MARKET

What is turning into a record heat wave has prompted the Manteca Chamber of Commerce to cancel the weekly farmers market at Library Park that would have started today at 4:30 p.m.

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HELP ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Two additional Manteca Police in plainclothes will hit the streets starting Friday, July 1, armed with smart phones allowing them to move around Manteca essentially undetected to collect evidence needed to penalize homeowners and renters who allow their yards to be used to launch illegal fireworks.

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$136M worth of building in Manteca through May

Tactical 5.11 - the most expensive structure ever built in Manteca - along with a housing surge could make 2017 a record setting year for new construction.

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK

Elena Reyes walked away from her 38-week stint as city manager - including 19 weeks she was paid for not working - with at least an additional $145,000, if not more than $250,000.

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sweet summer sweat: Embrace the heat instead of fighting it

Back in August of 1965 when the mercury in Lincoln flirted with 120 degrees after several back-to-back 115 degree days I was complaining to my grandmother about the heat as only a 9-year-old can.

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Single payer pill: It requires only one to overdose

No one has ever mistaken the California Legislature for the Hoover Institute think tank at Stanford University.

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WILL THEY SPEND THE MONEY?

Street work - repairs, extensions, corridor studies, and safety improvements - are driving Manteca's capital improvement plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 to the tune of $20.7 million.

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Up next: 5 more schools

The timing of the next wave of Measure G school modernization projects depends on money.

June 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


114 degrees? Time to buy an ice ax

The high is supposed to hit 114 degrees in the coming few days.

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca cooling center opening this Sunday

If the National Weather Service is right today's expected high of 102 degrees in Manteca will seem downright cool by the time mid-Sunday afternoon rolls around.

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Measure G sets stage to accommodate growth

Manteca Unified could need another elementary school within five years to avoid the prospect of year round school in high growth areas.

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FUN CLUB IS BACK

The Fellowship Baptist Church is the new home for the FUN Club of Manteca now in its 11th year of not only providing a safe summer haven for youth but providing them with a healthy dinner, a chance to make friends, and to learn skills needed to succeed in life.

June 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to abandon Garfield section for MHS safety

The Manteca City Council has taken steps to improve the security of the Manteca Library.

June 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


McKinley/120 Bypass epicenter for $2.5B in potential growth

Drive down McKinley Avenue today from Yosemite Avenue to Woodward Avenue and you'll be on a narrow country road with aging homes and vacant ...

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1,360 MORE HOMES

A little more than a decade ago, the roll out of the Del Webb at Woodbridge subdivision stunned some due to its sheer size.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Employment center plan killed in 2011

Terra Business Park in the early 1990s was envisioned at the Northern San Joaquin Valley's answer to the venerable Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $1,500 MANTECA UNIFIED GAP

Manteca Unified is "losing" nearly $1,500 on every student they educate in a regular classroom.

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Food for thought: Growth in Bay Area checks will cost MUSD

Growth could end up costing Manteca Unified millions of dollars.

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the ...

July 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Not living in Mello-Roos home could mean busing

Living in a home that is assessed a Mello-Roos tax could become a deciding factor in the next few years whether children living south of ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bill Stricker Court being dedicated on Aug. 5

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center is being dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. in the East Union High gym.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


I-580: Rolling parking lot?

If you think traffic is slow now for Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon commuters making their way to jobs across the Altamont Pass wait until 2040 ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New life for old business park?

Be nimble, be quick.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s two best bets for job generation

Memo to Manteca City Council: When it comes to job generation, the ball is in your court.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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