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Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Where will elementary classroom capacity go?

The first step Manteca Unified will make in addressing a tidal wave of enrollment growth in the coming years is to determine options that maximize the $45 million they have on hand.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment of the 3.9 percent annual growth cap tied to sewer allocations.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in the city could be generating its own electricity.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of an exercise in futility.

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Galgiani makes push to secure $110M for flood protection work

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani is making a push to secure $100 million to provide mandated 200-year flood protection for Lathrop as well as part of Manteca and Stockton.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Apartment proposal lacks bus turnout for serving 103 students

Elementary students that would live with their families at the proposed 144-unit Manteca Luxury Apartments on Lathrop Road west of Union Road would be bused some six miles to French Camp School.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sticks with golf model

Manteca is sticking with a proven operational model for the Manteca Golf Course.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘That’s what the police officer keeps asking’

As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a figure was sitting crouched over on the concrete near the fence line of the self-serve fueling station.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Burglar took checks written for senior center activities

A number of checks written for five events and seven classes taking place at the Manteca Senior Center were stolen during a break-in at the city facility earlier this month.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Things get a tad heated in negotiations between RUSD & teachers

Nothing heats up the vernacular as much as salary negotiations, or more precisely , the public posturing away from the table.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THE $80M QUESTION

The solution to reduce carnage on the 120 Bypass and ease congestion at the freeway's interchange with Highway 99 will require a major revamp of the Austin Road interchange.

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DELICATO EXPANDING

Manteca largest year-round agricultural employer is gearing up for a major expansion.

April 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Maybe call it the ‘Homeless Highway’

It may go down as the biggest unintended consequences in Manteca history.

April 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Manteca looks to make water conservation permanent

The drought may be over but water conservation efforts won't end in Manteca.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified & teachers may have 3-year deal

A tentative agreement for a three-year contract for Manteca Unified teacher salaries for the current year as well as the 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 school years ...

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moms’ greatest gift: Giving their kids the ability to love themselves

Mom didn't die.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MR. SIERRA BEING HONORED

Rick Arucan - the man credited with establishing Sierra High's standard for excellence - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUMMER REC KICK-OFF SATURDAY

Manteca Parks & Recreation is staging its free Summer Kick-Off Event along with a Disney Character greet and meet on Saturday, May 13.

May 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The insanity of negotiations for teacher pay

Most people probably agree that good teachers are worth their weight in gold and then some.

May 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CUP ½ FULL TO RUNNETH OVER

If you had to pick a ground zero for California's never ending water struggles with nature as well as the Golden State's 100 ...

May 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Popeye and Manteca’s mentally ill homeless

I call him Popeye.

May 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vietnam mural nears completion

The final segment of the Vietnam War mural that includes the names of the 17 Manteca men that died serving America is nearing completion.

May 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hammarstrom going into Hall of Fame

Rick Hammarstrom - Sierra High's Music Man - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thieves on track to steal more than $4M this year in property

If the trend holds by the end of this year criminals will have stolen more than $4 million worth of property from residents and businesses ...

May 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to buy land from itself for parking, police & corp yard

This is going to sound absurd, but the City of Manteca needs to buy land from itself. If not, they will be missing out on ...

May 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


California here they come: Drug cartels & Teamsters

The priceofweed.com website puts the current average California pot price for an ounce of high quality marijuana at $248.56.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dorothy Indelicato, member of winery family & tireless volunteer passes on

Dorothy Indelicato, who paired her family's successful wine business with community service, passed away Friday at age 84.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Inc. improves its bottom line by $39.2M

Politics and pressing needs aside, Manteca's bottom line is healthy.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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