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$5.8M for traffic safety

Reduced traffic congestion and enhanced driving safety are the goal of two grants for a combined $5.8 million in federal highway safety dollars awarded to Manteca.

December 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE GIFT OF TRUST

Police Chief Nick Obligacion couldn't put a price on Saturday's shopping excursion at the Manteca Wal-Mart that saw uniformed officers and other off-duty department personnel playing Santa for 104 needy children.

December 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Flooding top Manteca issue

Given Manteca and the rest of California are wrestling with the consequences of four consecutive years of severe drought Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum finds it surreal that in less than seven months flooding - or more precisely the fear of it - could stop a large chunk of Manteca's economic development.

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will City Council give VFW same consideration?

The homeless and other scavengers are costing taxpayers money and creating health and safety issues at Manteca's $7 million transit center on Moffat Boulevard at South Main Street by rummaging through the trash bin.

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Too inconvenient for city to follow same water rules as everyone else

Less than 48 hours before it had rained.

December 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It was a wonderful life

It was love at first sight for Trena Griffin.

December 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD steps up pressure on drug use

Xanax is a prescription drug that is often abused.

December 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

I always love getting calls from people who live on the East Coast or Midwest this time of year.

December 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor wants regional push for 120 work

Death and mayhem on the 120 Bypass isn't just a Manteca concern.

December 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ADA complaint doors carry cost of $23,650

The doors at the Manteca Senior Center do not meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

December 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


River Islands: If this is global warming then let’s bring it on

The destructive force of global warming is in our own backyard.

December 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Interchange key for jobs

Drive down McKinley Avenue today between West Yosemite Avenue and Woodward Avenue and the odds are you won't pass a car.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SOROPTIMIST MAGIC

There's something magical about the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CenterPoint seeks spec buildings

CenterPoint Business Park has been coming up short in the race to land employers at the approved 4 million square foot plus industrial park in north Manteca bounded by Lathrop Road, Airport Way, Roth Road, and the Union Pacific Railroad intermodal facility.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PC militants silence speech they don’t like

Cursed are those who don't worship the beliefs of the Gods of Political Correctness.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Clicking to fight crime

The quickest way to get what you need from the Manteca Police Department for cold low-level property crimes is a click - or a screen tap ...

December 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A ‘WONDER-FUL’ PLACE

When Richard Elliott mentions his favorite hiking destination, most people get hung up on one word - "death."

December 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Have job, will travel

On any given workday more than 108,000 commuters are flowing in and out of San Joaquin County to secure paychecks.

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Commercial BBQs target of air quality

The smoke - and smell - of commercial BBQ operations in Manteca and other San Joaquin Valley communities are in the crosshairs of a proposed San Joaquin ...

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Growing up as a free range kid

I confess. I was a free range kid.

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ceres, Manteca both seeking diverging diamond interchanges

Manteca isn't the only city in California pursuing the state's first "diverging diamond" interchange.

December 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The sibling act & future of California water supplies

Not to rain on Mother Nature's parade, but there are growing indications that the current El Nino that has created an above normal Sierra ...

December 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHRISTMAS IN MANTECA

The spirit of Christmas.

December 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A child opens my eyes & heart

As years go 2006 had all the makings of a bad one.

December 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD students earn honors concert nod

The San Joaquin County Honors Band, Orchestra and Choir contain a healthy number of Manteca Unified students.

December 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca: 62 parks & counting

Often when Kevin Fant provides people with his job title he gets the same response: "Oh, you're the guy that oversees the cutting of ...

December 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jogging in the rain & loving it

I had just turned down the Wellington Avenue bike path when I heard the tap of a car horn.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1/3 of owner occupied homes built since 1990

The first decade of this century was a banner time for owner-occupied single family home construction.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Garbage collection changes for holidays

Manteca is changing its garbage collection for the next two weeks.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toys needed for Christmas Eve breakfast

Santa's helpers need help.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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