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Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook meals and watch episodes of their favorite shows on the roof of the Manteca Marketplace shopping center on West Yosemite Avenue.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca homeless encampments grow

"Don't come back here in our spot."

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


GRIEVING MANTECA FAMILY

The Carrillo family of Manteca is praying nine daily rosaries for the mother and three children killed in an accident on Interstate 5 in Kern County near Coalinga.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hires firm to plan for more growth

The Public Facilities Finance Plan is an outline of a comprehensive strategy for cities to manage costs of capital facilities, maintenance, and services that provide an impact on new development.

February 25, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


$1 rides tonight at carnival

By now, setting up a carnival that's the size of what one would find at a large county fair is second nature to Kevin Tate.

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


News flash: Farming is dirty & not a 9 to 5 job

If you bought a home in Manteca during the past 30 years or so, you signed a bunch of documents at the close of escrow.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COLOR MANTECA PURPLE

The first urban use for recycled wastewater in Manteca could be for landscaping for the proposed 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort and nearby man-made lake that's part of Manteca's envisioned 210-acre family entertainment zone.

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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CHEATS DEATH 6 TIMES

A drunken driver took the life of Katelyn Morock's grandfather.

March 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon High bleacher replacement

It's been long awaited.

March 14, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop delays multi- year budget decision

The Lathrop City Council will authorize their annual budget for fiscal year 2016-17 in June.

March 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Planning starts for Vietnam War memorial

The Manteca Mural Society is inviting all veterans to gather Thursday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Hall, 220 ...

March 14, 2016 | | Local Columns


How to destroy the Delta: First you buy 5 islands

Ripping a page out of the playbook the Los Angeles Water & Power Department used to desecrate the Owens Valley to try and quench its insatiable ...

March 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Be sweat: The cure for coarseness

When did it become OK to be coarse?

March 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making road use taxes fair for everyone

Take a drive down Austin Road just south of East Highway 120.

March 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mickey Mouse toothbrush for a 59-year-old

It is a decision every man just weeks shy of his 60th birthday has to ponder: Do I get the Mickey Mouse toothbrush or go ...

March 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Use a different tact in taking on homeless issues in Manteca

Want to make it tough to be homeless in Manteca without running afoul of anyone's rights?

March 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About the GOP debacle, err, debate

Everyone has a story about their worst date ever. Mine was when I was in the military, and although while on that date I met ...

March 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


$30M: DROP IN THE BUCKET

Aaron Bowers looked down Garfield Avenue that splits Manteca High in two and thought of the possibilities.

March 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop may switch to two-year budgets

If the city council gives its blessing tonight, Lathrop could end up passing its budget in two-year blocks.

March 06, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Salon experience for furry friends

Melissa Tenio has loved working with dogs since she was a little girl.

March 06, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


She saw it all: 3 ring circus to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Joann Tilton has had a ringside seat to Manteca history.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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