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Manteca needs to get serious on affordable housing efforts

Manteca's most expensive apartment rental address - Paseo Villas where a three bedroom two bathroom unit rents for $1,960 a month - backs up to Manteca's most affordable housing located in the gully between the eastbound lanes of the 120 Bypass and the sound wall.

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca code enforcement framed by the ‘Ghost Ship’

Manteca may never have a "Ghost Ship" disaster - the warehouse in Oakland converted illegally into living quarters and an underground music party venue where 36 people died - but it has its share of property misuse issues.

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should not landfill - were useless and created expenses for no reason at all.

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ll have the salmon, please – extra dry

So apparently the State of California has the perfect idea on how to repopulate the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers with the salmon that they say have been depleted more in those locations than anywhere else in the entire State.

December 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Sacrificing Northern SJV for LA Basin

We are all one California.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Play and work but don’t live in downtown

It's safe to say there are more than a few merchants in the heart of downtown that don't like the idea there is housing above stores.

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SNAP decision: Food stamp rules keep firms healthy

In what world are pork rinds classified as meat, Twinkies as bread, potato chips as a vegetable, and ice cream as the nutritional equivalent of milk?

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zoning change aims for downtown core

Manteca may create two distinct zones in downtown in a bid to make it easier to encourage private sector investment.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mistlin giving Ripon indoor soccer facility

Over the years, Tony Mistlin has donated well over $9 million towards the park named in his honor.

December 19, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


McDonald’s offers true blue respect

The McDonald's Restaurant at the corner of West Yosemite and Union Road presented a show of respect for Manteca Police officers and the "thin blue line" that trumpets a big thank you for the men and women in blue that serve and protect the community.

December 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


CARING ABOUT KIDS

It was the dream of the late Antone Raymus, an immigrant home builder whose relentless drive and $300,000 bankroll got it started.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The wild streets of Manteca

It is 2:20 p.m. Friday.

December 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘High Speed Rail Engine That Could’

It's coming down the track whether you like it or not.

December 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raiders get good as they’re ready to leave

If you're a fan of the Oakland Raiders, you should probably stop reading this right now.

December 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What if OID & SSJID had built New Melones?

Is New Melones Reservoir as completed in 1980 bureaucratic overkill?

December 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

"We" - referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley - supposedly don't get it when it comes ...

January 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FTC’s much ado about nothing over Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops wants to buy Cabela's for $4.5 billion.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I-5 pileup kills two Mantecans

A 30-vehicle pile-up north of the Grapevine on Interstate 5 killed two people from Manteca.

January 02, 2017 | | Local Columns


Murder takes place in first few minutes of new year

A suspected gang shooting shortly after midnight on New Year's Day left two men injured and one dead at the Southland Mobile Home Park ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


2016: LIFE GOES ON

The big news in Manteca in 2016: Life goes on.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High at crossroads

How $30 million in Measure G bond receipts is spent to modernize Manteca High has the potential to reverberate far beyond the 98-year-old campus.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Driver runs down man on purpose

Manteca Police described it as a violent event - not an accident - when a motorist ran down a pedestrian in the 400 block of Jessie Street ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon warns of $250 fines for fireworks on New Year’s Eve

Think twice about ringing in 2017 with a bang.

December 30, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Caltrans adds electronic sign along 120 Bypass

An electronic message sign for eastbound 120 Bypass traffic approaching Airport Way is the latest effort by Caltrans in a bid to reduce carnage on ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop lands UPS, Kraft-Heinz in 2016

It's no secret that Lathrop has long been a choice for distribution centers thanks to its close proximity to two key California freeways and ...

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


HOW WILL CITY MANAGE?

Manteca in 2017 could see the return of Caterpillars with a vengeance.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill

The homeowner was miffed.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam lies to young adults about smoking

Does anyone really believe a teen or 20 something that smokes is going to kick the habit because of commercials blaring "the fact" non-smokers make ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, 2016 can go and take a hike

It's hard for me to come to grips with the fact that 2016 will be a year that everybody will look back on in ...

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Technology crackheads & the seven deadly sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth".

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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