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PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Suggests Crothall should line dry laundry outside

Del Web at Woodbridge resident Bill Goodwin has a solution for noise emitting from the new Crothall Helathcare Laundry Service located on Airport Way west of the north Manteca neighborhood.

November 20, 2014 | | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Merced goes digital at four-fifth the cost

Manteca Unified won't be the first school district in the 209 to "go digital."

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A flock of Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 440 will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for 10 young men this Sunday, Nov, 16, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Panhandlers use kids as props

Readers over the past several months have reported seeing panhandlers throughout Manteca using little children as props when they are begging for money.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless flap goes international

Manteca's decision to outlaw public defecation and outlawing the homeless' ability to set up encampments wherever they wish is drawing criticism from as far away as Alberta, Canada.

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ebola scare comes to Manteca today

Kaiser and Sutter Health registered nurses in Manteca, Modesto, and Tracy as well as elsewhere in Northern California are starting a two-day strike today protesting what they contend is "eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals."

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Former Manteca police officer writes book

Former Manteca Police officer David Bordenkircher has penned a book about growing up in Manteca as well as the dynamics that shaped the lives of two young boys - himself and his brother Dale Bordenkircher.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca recognizes Contributions of Sikhs

The Manteca City Council have declared November Sikh American Month.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Del Webb recognizing volunteers

Fifty men and women who have spent their lives volunteering and continue to do so are being honored tonight during a sold out sit down catered dinner at the Del Webb at Woodbridge clubhouse.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless definitely anxious for shelter

Manteca City Councilman-elect Mike Morowit dropped by Wal-Mart Thursday to pick up a few items.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Messer speaking in Miami at Microsoft event

Check out Jason Messer's Facebook page for his latest adventures.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fant-Techiera alliance: Is it possible?

Is a Sam Fant-Nancy Techeira partnership on the Manteca Unified School District board possible?

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


River Islands part of Manteca Unified?

River Islands at Lathrop is expected to decide next month whether to go ahead with a request to switch from Banta School District and Tracy High School District to join Manteca Unified School District.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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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


Banta kicks RI Academy out but it’ll be in new campus by fall term

Banta School District is kicking the River Islands Technology Academy out.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sweet story about his time working at Spreckels

The year was 1966.

January 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dine & save this week in Manteca

It's Restaurant Week in Manteca.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Saturday Breakfast & Health Fair set

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is hosting Saturday's (Jan. 17) breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane that will include a health fair where participants will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for gift cards.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is crossing 120 Bypass safe?

Do you feel safe crossing the overpasses at Main Street, Union Road and Airport Way on foot or bike?

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Perfect gift for Manteca fire chief

Kirk Waters got the best Christmas present a fire chief could ask for - no Christmas-related fires over the holiday season.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca Unified teacher promoting religion in class?

A New Vision High student - the Manteca Unified School District's continuation high school in Weston Ranch - has complained to the Americans United for Separation of Church and State that a teacher is promoting an after school Bible club as well as religion in class.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


United Methodist Church marks 100 years in Manteca

Speaking of religion, Manteca's United Methodist Church is gearing up to celebrate their 100th year in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Teachers get to ‘double dip’ while Going Digital

A number of teachers must be loving the Going Digital initiative being implemented by the Manteca Unified School District.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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