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Manteca: A place 78,000 call home

I came home 27 years ago this month.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop looks to ban parking on Lathrop Road

Now that Lathrop Road has two lanes in each direction, the city has one more small item of business to take care of before the project will be finalized – ban parking along the busy thoroughfare.

February 10, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure

Manteca's water use shot up 25 percent last month compared to January 2017 as much of the state including the Northern San Joaquin Valley appear to be slipping back toward drought conditions.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEEPING MUSD ‘SMALL’

Manteca Unified is school district of 24,500 students on its way to becoming 50,000 students if all of the housing plans in Manteca and Lathrop come to fruition.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PRECARIOUS WATER YEAR AHEAD

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is caught in a Catch-22 that could make water conservation the highest priority in the coming months for farmers as well as the cities of Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnel repackaged by Brown as Myopic Tunnel

Oh, joy.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Opioid ‘crisis’: Carte blanche not justified

All life is precious.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Protecting Ripon High’s Indian heritage

There are at least 84 public schools in California that have Native American names as mascots.

February 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wrong solutions for 2 of 3 local housing markets

Perhaps the wrong generation is being tapped to find the answer to affordable housing needs in Manteca and other communities under the unique influence of the tech-driven Bay Area economy.

February 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to create enough ‘new’ water for a city of 474,000

If you want to make a dent in California's perpetual water crisis you need to take a little trip.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawsuit threatened over Lathrop Road

The residents that are unhappy about the City of Lathrop's decision to widen Lathrop Road have been anything but quiet about how they feel.

February 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cities seek seat on SJ County flood board

Currently the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency is managed by the City of Stockton, the County of San Joaquin and the San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Management District.

February 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


TIDEWATER SOUTHERN

Bicyclists and walkers today cover the ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making way for granny flats

Your backyard could hold the key to you keeping your home, generating extra income, or allowing you to retire with more financial security while helping ease the growing housing shortage.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State being charitable with what’s due Uncle Sam

The ends do not justify the means.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Ripon board recognizing $20K scholarship student

Kayla Jacklich is a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar.

March 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Plan calls for 1,014 more housing units

Demand by new home builders running out of development ready land in the Bay Area could move a neighborhood first approved in 2005 in west ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Widmer students gather treats for troops

Lisa and Matthew Hammond are parents at Joseph Widmer Elementary School.

March 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


HONORING UNION SOLDIERS

Three men that fought in the Civil War are buried at East Union Memorial Cemetery without headstones.

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MEDLINE: HEALTHY JOB GROWTH

Medline - the nation's largest privately held manufacturer of medical supplies - wants to lease a 585,580-square-foot distribution center being built in Manteca next door ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Villaraigosa wants RDAs brought back to help with housing crisis

Antonio Villaraigosa gets it.

March 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are they the Oakwood Lake waterslides? No & they aren’t trying to be

I essentially grew up at the Oakwood Lake waterslides.

March 09, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca’s next step to deal with homeless

It's time to have the talk.

March 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When ‘illegals’ took over California

The political climate is tense.

March 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REI employs guilt by association

I like REI. I like Giro. I'm sold on Bolle sunglasses. And I also like Camelback.

March 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pavers, alleys downtown & the best move

It's time for the Manteca City Council to hit the pause button again.

March 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weed abatement inspections April 1

Manteca Fire Department weed abatement inspections will start Monday, April 1.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neighborhood will feature 1-way streets

Manteca's first neighborhood with one-way streets - and Raymus Homes' latest attempt to build affordable homes - is closer to breaking ground along North Austin Road ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A PRINCIPAL PLAYER

Bill Whiteside is among the many that have helped Manteca prosper during its first 100 years.

March 05, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


GOAL: DELIVERING JOB SKILLS

Manteca Unified wants to make it possible for high school graduates to land full-time jobs out of high school that start off at $19.46 ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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