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City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Love is in the air as is smell of crab

The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at For more information, please call 209.640.2171.

February 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca comic on stage in Modesto

They call it the green room.

February 11, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The ultimate one-stop business for Manteca

Bert Fuller was fuming.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . .

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Mayor’s levee idea has merit for Manteca

Manteca's future is much too important to leave in the hands of engineers and textbook planners.

February 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Hudson gets past another Idol round

Maddy Hudson already earned her ticket to Hollywood.

February 06, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Two cents of advice pays huge dividend

Joanne Jamerson is a vibrant, engaging, caring, thoughtful, classy, and wise lady.

February 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Working toward the old Jason

I had reached the tipping point.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

It doesn’t matter if it’s not soccer or baseball

It doesn't take a high-paid consultant to tell you where the next community park is going in Manteca so why bother with a park master plan?

February 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do you want a killer on the streets?

February 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Miracle on Moffat

Mention Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago and terms like "armpit", "sleaze, "trash" and "eye sore" would often pop up in conversations.

January 16, 2018 | | Local Columns

‘Hungry, please make payment via WeChat app’

Get ready for the future.

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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