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WHO DROPPED THE BALL?

Manteca Unified has failed to seek the inclusion of a number of new Manteca housing projects into a Mello-Roos district that's considered crucial to building new schools needed to accommodate growth.

March 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Park Fest celebrates Manteca’s past

If you ask Joe Brocchini what he likes the most about Manteca, you might want to pull up a chair.

March 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Street fair adds Friday kickoff event

The biggest spring shindig in South San Joaquin County is getting bigger.

March 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca waters down appeal of Library Park’s $1.4M makeover

Want to see Manteca's most expensive art work?

March 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is government about fiefdoms or getting most bang for buck?

Are you made of money?

March 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta smelt: Water war linchpin

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta and the weather that play a key role in supplying Manteca Ripon, Lathrop and much of the rest of California with water.

March 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may surpass 500 new home starts in 2016

Winter is historically the slow month for home building.

March 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Plenty to do this weekend

Nothing to do in Manteca this weekend?

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Joint-use Manteca library?

Manteca Unified in the next five years could use Measure G bond money to build a replacement campus for Calla High - an alternative secondary school - on 40 acres along Tinnin Road south of Woodward Avenue that the district owns for the next comprehensive high school.

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free tickets to hear Benghazi hero speak

A limited number of free tickets are still left to hear Mark "Oz" Geist speak on Saturday.

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme Court unanimous on gun right ruling

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - The Second Amendment, the Constitution of the United States of America

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next for RI: Apartments

Imagine living in an apartment - or condo - above a café and being able to walk to the river's edge.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$10.75M flows into SSJID from 2 water deals

It's a win-win-win deal.

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening somewhere in Northern California, the Bay Area, the Northern San Joaquin Valley, or the Gold Country.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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FIREWORKS CRACKDOWN

Those opting to launch illegal fireworks after mid-June had best prepare for a rude - and expensive - awakening.

May 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man’s dog attacks

Wayne Cummings' cowboy boots are a bit gnawed and his denim jeans pant legs shredded but he's alive

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DELTA LEVEES

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role ...

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council keeps aerial display at BLD complex

Aerial fireworks will again be launched near the Big League Dreams sports complex this Fourth of July but the plug has been pulled on the ...

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: The little city that couldn’t

Can Manteca deliver on just one water play attraction?

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police walk a fine line

Manteca Police are walking a fine line when it comes to what some contend is the city's most pressing quality of life issue - the ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FOOD TRUCKS RETURN

One the biggest single day events ever staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department - Manteca Food Truck Mania - returns to Woodward Park on Sunday, May ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water leaks, burned out street lights & frustration

A well-lit neighborhood is a deterrent to crime.

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Minimum wage, maximum pain

California's minimum wage laws are already having severe impacts on Manteca's two leading non-profits - Give Every Child a Chance and the Manteca-Lathrop Boys ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homes may soon border Sedan Ave.

Manteca's first residential project aimed at serving four distinct income brackets of home buyers is being proposed on 339 acres stretching from a point ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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