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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


Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go take a hike, it can change your life & outlook

Eight hours earlier I had slipped out of Manteca before the sun's first light silhouetted almond orchards against the distant Sierra.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tesla plans supercharger station at Orchard Valley

Manteca is getting a Tesla Supercharger station.

August 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW DIRECTION

Ben Cantu believes Manteca's city government has a legacy of not thinking things through, kowtowing to developers, failing to act to address dire situations such as the drought, has never seen a consultant they didn't like, and has a tendency to study things to death then create a report that they put on a shelf somewhere before ordering yet another study.

August 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Going Digital takes priority over students’ ‘health & safety’

Manteca Unified has a big problem.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Brand new stove that’s 6 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ON THE WATER

You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca’s new motto: ‘At least we’re not Stockton?’

What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


You can name a Manteca street with bidding that starts at $2,500

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift - they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Denise’s Farmers Market opening stand in Lathrop

Denise's Farmers Market - a popular produce stand on East Highway 120 midway between Manteca and Escalon across from the winery - is opening a second location in October.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca school board needs to ask Sam Fant to resign his office

Alexander Bronson says he wants to "address all issues of concern in education to parents, staff, and students." Apparently those concerns for the 21-year-old USC graduate don't include character, ethics, honesty, or following the rules.

September 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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