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75-25 tax split to land Wolf?

Manteca may make its biggest tax sharing deal ever to get the biggest economic return yet for the municipal general fund.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


QUICKER RESPONSE

Manteca firefighters are arriving at emergency calls quicker despite an increase in calls.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ County plans center in Manteca

Home sales at River Islands at Lathrop and elsewhere will help start moving a proposed satellite county center toward becoming a reality in Manteca.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You voted for eggs to sell at $3.16 a dozen

The chickens have come home to roost.

January 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

January 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Levee behind existing homes?

The solution to protecting southwest Manteca from a 200-year flood will help determine exactly where the controversial proposed alignment of the future Raymus Expressway will swing through the rural countryside.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


JANUARY IN MANTECA

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat's feet.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lost devices not likely to cost parents

Should a Manteca Unified student lose or break a Panasonic 3E tablet away from school the odds are their family won't end up paying for it even if they do not purchase the optional insurance at a cost of $5 a month.

January 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution

Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Accidents up 27% in 6 years

Manteca's accident numbers since 2009 have increased 4.5 times faster than the population.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Going Digital means poor students may get left behind

There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District's Going Digital undertaking.

January 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Forced sales will cost $1.1M

Manteca taxpayers could lose $1.1 million by a state forced sale of three parcels.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The winner in the category of least gracious winner is . . .

The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s to the 301 Manteca residents who would of died

There will be 301 Manteca residents who will not die by the end of this year thanks to vaccines.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Schools aim to cut water use by 20%

Manteca Unified is taking the drought seriously.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LEARNING TO SUCCEED

Carol Davis is dedicated to helping struggling students turn on the proverbial light switch in their minds.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wheat gave way to watermelons, grapes & almonds

Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.

February 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW MELONES ‘PUDDLE’

Tulloch Lake is going to disappear by this fall.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Uno más: Taco Bell adding Manteca store

Manteca's third Taco Bell could break ground in the coming months.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Push for better libraries

Donna Brown's message is clear: Libraries are more relevant than ever before.

February 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nixes apartments

Southwest Manteca - an area the city is getting ready to spend $150 million for flood protection so developers can continue building - is being turned into the exclusive domain of large single family homes aimed at luring Bay Area buyers.

February 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Family City’s can-do attitude is for Bay Area housing needs

There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.

February 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City keeps fireworks on July 4

Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beware of ISIS, gangs & pit bulls

This week's best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of "why can't we just get along" goes to resident Richard Hanson.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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