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Manteca should limit new homes to 500 a year

It is time to revisit the 3.9 percent growth cap.

March 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Burglars barely out of puberty a growing concern

Michael Quilici is in the process of bringing his neighbors together to form a Neighborhood Watch group.

March 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

A dangerous game of RDA keep away in Manteca

Redevelopment agencies can indeed be great tools to stimulate economic growth and fight blight.

March 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The X-factor: X equals Y? In your dreams

It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Get ready for surcharge on your homeowners insurance policy

If you live in Manteca, you pay property taxes to support the Manteca Fire Department.

February 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Will we be able to slide like a Man-tee-kan once again?

Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?

February 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

A signal that times are changing at Manteca City Hall

Roundabouts aren't new inventions.

February 08, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Affordable housing: Manteca needs to think like Mr. Potter

Affordable housing is all the rage. Politicians want it. Builders want it. Home buyers want it.

February 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Finally, the city may address Powers speeding

One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.

February 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

America’s ‘new’ neighborhoods weaken sense of community

Americans no longer have the concept of shame nor community responsibility.

January 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Donner Party inspires latest Sacramento budget moves

Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Ripping it all out & doing it may way

When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.

January 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

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

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