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Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BONUS BUCKS DELIVER

Bonus bucks - the money paid by developers to assure sewer capacity certainty over multiple years - is being tapped to support Manteca's efforts to address homeless issues.

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vitality Bowl opening in Manteca

Some people argue Manteca doesn't have the healthy dining options of communities such as Pleasanton, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Pleasant Hill, Dublin, Livermore, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Sunnyvale and other Bay Area enclaves.

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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Mono Lake part of Highway 120’s unique charms

LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake 160 miles east of Manteca via Highway 120 and you'll be struck by two oddities ...

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Visa’s goal: Kill off cash to fatten their bottom line

Walk into 2nd City - a Filipino taqueria in New York City - and if you are male, female, straight, gay, transgender, black, white, Asian or whatever ...

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE

Bradshaw Crossing isn't just a bridge.

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bay Area cities’ escalating wage laws good for 209

If your household had four members and together you were grossing $84,700 a year, how "rich" would you feel?

July 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca disbands water conservation committee; keeps rules in place

Manteca City Council has made it clear: Not wasting tax dollars is just as important as not wasting money.

July 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don’t blame the police, we need to step up

The email was pointed - and unsigned.

July 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FIREWORKS BURN ’EM FOR $18,000+

At least 24 Manteca residents who defied the law and shot off illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July and the four days leading up ...

July 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will emotion trump business once again at city golf course?

Manteca's 76,000 residents - whether they are golfers or not - should have a high expectation that the five elected people they have entrusted with ...

July 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAMMERING AWAY

If you live south of Woodward Avenue and you are hearing a lot of hammering, it is not your imagination.

July 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BRADSHAW CROSSING

Lathrop's status as a river city is being dedicated Thursday.

July 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca cuts June water use by 23 percent

Despite a near record heat wave of nine connective days of 100 degree plus temperatures and the city adding nearly 4,000 residents in the ...

July 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave ...

July 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moving at a crawl: Manteca pedestrian safety projects

It took the City of Manteca 35 months to honor a promise the council made to residents living north of Woodward Park to place a ...

July 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA’S SWEET ATTRACTION

Editor's note: Manteca was incorporated as a city on May 28, 1918. In the year leading up to Manteca's centennial, the Bulletin will ...

July 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA FARMING

Editor's note: Manteca was incorporated as a city on May 28, 1918. In the year leading up to Manteca's centennial, the Bulletin will ...

July 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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