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Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities to adopt policies that are much ado about nothing?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Expressway: Push to drop it from plan?

Is it time to "un-ring" the bell when it comes to Raymus Expressway?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 price tag the city paid.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignored its flood policies

Had Manteca followed its own general plan adopted in 2003, all of the homes built south of the 120 Bypass straddling Airport Way would have been built on berms or stilts so that the lowest floor was at least one foot above the 200-year flood plain.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City drops consultant hired by Elena Reyes

A cornerstone of City Manager Elena Reyes' first - and only - significant initiative has been quietly dropped.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Workshop Thursday on future of Manteca

Manteca will be closing in on - if not exceeding - 120,000 residents when the year 2040 rolls around.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

Good news and bad news is coming this way.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


AFFORDABLE HOUSING? IN MANTECA?

Vista Verde Apartments is a well-kept, low-key complex on Eastwood Avenue in north Manteca.

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll around.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHOW US THE MONEY

The complaints and concerns were numerous.

March 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tara Park: Could it be next school to be built?

New elementary students east of Interstate 5 in Lathrop could be bussed to a new school in southwest Manteca as the first impacts of a predicted enrollment growth surge starts slamming the Manteca Unified School District.

March 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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CLEANING UP UNION ROAD MESS

Manteca has engineered a win-win-win deal for troublesome vacant land on South Union Road that over the years has been a major enclave for illegal ...

April 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Four locals qualify for Boston Marathon

Three Manteca residents along with a Ripon runner are among those qualifying to compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17.

April 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD: Manteca allowing SCIP hurts students

A behind-the-scene tug-of-war involving the Building Industry Association of the Delta, the Manteca Unified School District, and City of Manteca has acronyms such as SCIP ...

April 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca may want to follow Tracy’s lead

Mike Barkley - the Manteca apartment owner that lost the Democratic June primary last year for Congress - has established a website at mjbarkl.com/fallen.htm ...

April 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tango lessons for the city & downtown

It takes two to tango. The same is true when it comes to picking up the pace in downtown Manteca. And it requires the private ...

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


140 APARTMENTS

The first three-story apartments north of the 120 Bypass are being proposed along Lathrop Road backing up to Del Webb at Woodbridge west of Union ...

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Crime isn’t keeping up with growth in Manteca

The Greek chorus echoes the sentiment that growth has increased crime in Manteca.

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council needs to get Main Street right

Take a drive down Main Street during peak traffic hours.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Letters


FRANKLY, DOES CITY GIVE A DARN?

Pole Land.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


ACE coming to downtown Manteca, Ripon

Downtown Manteca - and Ripon as well - are on track to have Altamont Corridor Express passenger train service by 2023.

April 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A PLEASANT(ON) HIKE

PLEASANTON - If you want to get in a hike that offer great views, a healthy dose of wilderness and the ability to get in more ...

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Pleasanton lives up its name

PLEASANTON - A pleasant Saturday farmers market outing awaits you in downtown Pleasanton.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Water allocation decree signals scorched earth fish strategy

Our faucets are at the mercy of bureaucrats beholden to a New California Order where fish trump people.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three ID theft cases yielded 1,000+ victims

You don't need to convince Aaron Montoya to be super vigilant with his personal information.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETS

Manteca paid a terrible price during the Vietnam War.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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