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Quake + weak levees = Flooding

A major earthquake and levees protecting Manteca, Lathrop and Weston Ranch may not mix well.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca going to pot (co-op)?

David Jones wants to open a medical marijuana co-op in Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The East Union Cemetery Park?

Manteca may have another park but it isn't one you would want to have your kids play at.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s first city website was designed by Boy Scout

Manteca Councilman John Harris noted that the city's tech savvy has come a long way.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The $47,102 bargain of incarceration

The Vandals' sacking and looting of Rome in 455 was amateur hour compared to what the Meth Heads are doing to Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$22M in capital ideas for Manteca

Manteca is going to the dogs.

June 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca scores big points with garbage

Want to see how cost effective local government can be?

June 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texting & killing is not an accident

OMG do u believe this?

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf: Write off $1.4M loan

Manteca's golf course is expected to come within $13,300 of covering of its operating expenses in the fiscal year that starts in 15 days.

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Minimum wage hike costs city $21,000

Upwards of 100 part-time Manteca Parks and Recreation workers are getting a pay raise in 15 days.

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


200-year flood threatens 30,000 Manteca, Lathrop, WR area residents

All of Lathrop west of Interstate 5 and east of the San Joaquin River, every dwelling in Weston Ranch as well as southwest Manteca neighborhoods could end up under upwards of 10 feet of water in the event of a major flood rated as a 200-year occurrence.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may add one police officer, one firefighter

Manteca may expand its public safety force by one police officer and one firefighter during the fiscal year starting July 1.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal hyena has one big handicap

Scott Johnson has the worst handicap of all.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACCIDENTAL INVESTORS

The Accidental Investors and Prudent Buyers from the Great Recession are having a field day.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Subway opens seventh store in Manteca

Ronald McDonald is eating Jared's dust.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Manteca stands by decision to turn off water play feature

Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin's decision to turn off the interactive water play feature at Library Park this year due to the drought isn't popular with some folks.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Chevron Oil gives 16.5 times less to charity than customers

I went to pay for $10 worth of merchandise with my debit card.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miles Kelly & writing the history of good

As books go, the history of good is a slim volume.

July 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.9M Louise project this summer

Work on a $1.9 million project to make two miles of Louise Avenue more conducive to pedestrians and bicyclists while enhancing the looks of the east-west corridor with start this summer.

July 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ONE SWEET LIFE

"Coach" is still swinging for the bleachers.

July 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ADA lawsuit: The $32,000 parking stall

There's a potential $32,000 pay day in Manteca for someone trying to make a living by filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits for alleged non-compliance to federal rules.

July 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb comes home

The largest residential development in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics – is the progression of an idea launched 58 years ago by a Fresno native.

July 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Pay raises for city workers in new budget

There's money for pay raises in Manteca's $30.1 million general fund spending plan for the next 12 months.

July 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Affordable housing concerns turn into foreclosure debacle

Editor's note: The following is the last in a series recapping Manteca's history.

July 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


John Hancock did not hide behind a fake screen name

Cowards.

July 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deal makes use of seal illegal

It will soon be a crime to use the City of Manteca logo for private or commercial purposes without the blessing of the city manager.

July 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Park’ would not include kids’ swings

Steve DeBrum does not want to see children's playground equipment at the East Union Cemetery.

July 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1990s: It was a blast for Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Supreme Court makes the right call regarding smartphones

Imagine a cell phone weighing two pounds, getting only a half hour talk time per charge, being only used to make voice calls, and costing $3,995.

July 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1980s: Battles shape Manteca’s growth

The Recall.

July 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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