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Manteca bought water system to lower rates

Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


El Rey was Manteca’s grand dame back in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Place of Refuge spreads cheer

The Place of Refuge congregation spread holiday cheer far and wide this holiday season.

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Distracted shopping cart pushers strike once again

Robert Hendricksen e-mailed in this gem about his own shopping cart etiquette observations:

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bleak Christmas for teens?

Organizers of a Manteca Christmas Eve breakfast are worried that this may be a bleak Christmas for older children and younger teens.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ice cream trucks precede Santa’s sleigh

It was 62 degrees at mid-afternoon Monday in Manteca and music filled the air in some neighborhoods. No, not Christmas music. It was music from the speakers of an ice cream truck.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Silver Teapot is closed & up for sale

Downtown Manteca is losing one of its most unique businesses.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Letters To Santa 12-23-14

December 22, 2014 | | Around Town


Letters To Santa

December 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Police spread holiday cheer to homeless, needy kids & seniors

Toys, clothes and blankets are on the shopping lists for Manteca police officers and other employees who are invading Target and Walmart this weekend to help Santa make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate on their beats.

December 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Toy shortage for efforts to give kids a Christmas

You have two chances to play Santa for kids in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that may go without toys on Christmas.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stuff the Bus needs toys

Brandy Clark has some good news.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Three nominated for military academies

Congressman Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, has nominated three South County high school students for consideration for appointment to three of the nation's prestigious military academies.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E awards McParland $5,000

Manteca's George McParland School is receiving a $5,000 Bright Ideas Grant from Pacific Gas & Electric.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless encampments among almond orchards

The homeless are going country.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Beware of ISIS, gangs & pit bulls

This week's best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of "why can't we just get along" goes to resident Richard Hanson.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drain speaking before Patriots on Thursday

Manteca Unified trustee Ashley Drain is the guest speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 19, gathering of the Manteca Patriots in the banquet room at Angelano's Restaurant, 1080 N. Main St.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Port dispute hurting area almond growers

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) that represents the interests of almond growers, hullers/shellers,and processors has issued an urgent plea to state and federal legislators to help bring together both parties and find a solution to an ongoing labor dispute that has severely impacted almond shipments in and out of West Coast ports.

February 08, 2015 | | Around Town


Mantecan among loyal A’s fans

Manteca resident Mike Dias was among 15,000 fans that paid $10 each to attend the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon parents plan picketing at RUSD office

Several parents in the Ripon Unified School District were using social media over the weekend to encourage other parents to join them today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to picket the RUSD district office on North Acacia Ave.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Going Digital glitches part of expectation

System hiccups caused computer outages across the Manteca Unified School District on Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Library Park restrooms stay locked

There is a reason why it is not a good idea to unlock the Library Park restrooms unless there is a special event.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use - or do they?

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mr. Mayor, remove that bulb!

The calendar has turned to 2015 which means a new year but the same old refrain.

January 22, 2015 | | Around Town


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