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Saving 45 seconds in travel time can cost big time

Would it be worth it to you for the city to spend upwards of $3 million so you can shave 45 seconds off a trip through downtown Manteca on Main Street at peak traffic hours?

January 19, 2010 | | OPINION

‘All men are created equal’ must be more than just words

prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.

January 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Manteca’s retail future: City makes its own luck

Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.

January 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The vision known as the Tidewater Bike Path system

Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.

January 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Does City Council have obligation to prop up prices of Manteca homes?

There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Now they’re going after your salt intake

There is no rhyme or reason to the surge in behavior control legislation that goes way beyond traditional criminal and property use laws.

January 12, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

$12.2 million in bonus bucks kept Manteca afloat

One of the big reasons why Manteca isn't in as bad financial shape as some of it neighbors has everything to do with developers and their fear of costly legal infighting among each other.

January 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

No economic justice for San Joaquin Valley

The Congressional Research Service in December of 2005 released a 353-page report that dubbed the eight-county San Joaquin Valley as "The New Appalachia."

January 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Manteca could take a cue from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is definitely a much more expensive place to live than Manteca.

January 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Toter, we’re not in Manteca anymore

Dorothy was driving her 1975 Yugo on the Highway 120 Bypass in a fierce summer wind storm.

January 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Lathrop City Council earns Nero Award

It looks like a Christmas card but it is symbolic of all that is wrong with government in California.

December 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Manteca Unified’s surplus classrooms: Golden opportunity

The elimination of class-size reduction due to the budget crisis has left districts like Manteca Unified with a surplus of classrooms.

December 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Sweet deals have taken Manteca ‘to the next level’

Taking Manteca to "the next level" over the past 100 years has taken vision and ingenuity.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

First day of winter is anything but dark & dreary

This is not the darkest day of the year. It is the start of the rebirth of nature and one's self.

December 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Here’s why UC protestors aren’t getting empathy

Now here's a novel way to prevent the University of California from incurring more costs that in turn impact what students pay for tuition – damage buildings.

December 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

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