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Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in and around Woodward Park during their soccer tournament this past weekend.

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Political hit piece aimed at Manteca councilman along with wife

Richard and Linda Silverman had a bit of a surprise this past week.

May 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless haven leveled to make way for Chevron

An eyesore on North Main Street that also was a flop house for the homeless was torn down Thursday.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Panhandling: A sign of The times?

It's a legitimate question from a reader: Why does Manteca allow panhandling at freeway off-ramps?

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s high class library proposal

The 30,000-square-foot Hat Mansion has been offered as a possible site for a new Manteca Library branch by Richland Communities.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


GARDEN TOUR

Bonsai trees galore. A gigantic sundial on the ground, all handmade, with the traventine-marble gnomon rising to an impressive five feet. A full bocce ball court. Tree roses along pathways winding around not just one but two 1860s Victorian houses. A Biblical garden and a labyrinth surrounded by lush landscaping at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

May 09, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Around Town


The murals: Downtown’s drawing card

Joan Kamps and fellow members of the Ripon Bible Study group are impressed with Manteca's murals.

May 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free dinner for veterans; effort to help homeless with their pets

The Sunrise Kiwanis want to say thanks to the men and women who served our country.

May 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ex-Lathrop chamber CEO hosts book release event

Former Lathrop Chamber of Commerce CEO Mary Kennedy-Bracken is conducting a book release party on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the River Islands at Lathrop Welcome Center, 301 Stewart Road.

April 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THEY LOVE MANTECA

Jim Todd is impressed.

April 25, 2016 | | Around Town


Impressed with Manteca police officers

Count Lawrence W. Scrivner Jr. among those impressed with the diligence of Manteca Police officers.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Napa resident hired as Manteca city clerk

Lisa Blackmon has been hired as the City of Manteca's next city clerk starting June 1.

April 23, 2016 | | Around Town


Police chief points out boarded up buildings

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion emailed a note - with photos attached - showing the burned out two-story Sycamore Arms single occupancy rooms apartment complex in Downtown Manteca with the plywood placed over doors and windows painted to match the color of the building required by city rules.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Vitality Bowls serving up new dining option

Another restaurant is coming to Manteca.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Manteca Unified still following civil rights hoop settlement

Ever wonder why Manteca Unified School District started combining varsity basketball games for boys and girls teams on Friday nights?

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drones may join Manteca illegal fireworks fight plus city fence amnesty

Mayor Steve DeBrum wants the possible use of drones next Fourth of July weekend to patrol the skies over Manteca to document illegal fireworks.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca USD bans car wash fundraisers

Manteca Unified continues to stay focused on conserving water.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Post July 4th mail for some will include $750 surprise

Now that everyone who has shot off illegal fires has had their fun, it's just a matter of time to see who will be ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Karaoke tonight this evening at Music & Market

It's karaoke night this evening Music & Market in Manteca from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Library Park.

July 04, 2016 | | Around Town


Great Wolf files business notice; another restaurant coming to Manteca

Great Wolf Resorts filed a fictitious business name statement last month with the San Joaquin County Recorder.

July 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ex-Manteca city manager now at helm in Avalon

David Jinkens is returning to sunny Catalina.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Do as we say not as we do department

Perhaps the entire City of Manteca staff didn't get the memo about a drought being on and it being against the rules for anyone ...

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


40,000 BACON LOVERS

Cruz Reyes brought home the bacon.

June 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wakeboard competition across I-5 from first Baconfest

The epicenter for fun in the 209 this weekend might just be the Manthey Road exit on Interstate 5 in Lathrop.

June 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Will sign make 120 Bypass less safe?

There are no billboards currently along arguably the deadliest two-mile stretch of freeway in all of the Northern San Joaquin Valley - the last two eastbound ...

June 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Coffee led to Delta Bank

Manteca's bank that started over a cup of coffee almost 45 years ago is merging with Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California.

June 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Push for a rural rescue mission

Steve Parsons, who helps run the St. Paul's United Methodist Church food pantry and is involved in the homeless outreach program working to get ...

June 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bass Pro ponders adding a restaurant

The next restaurant that could locate in Manteca might just be a head turner.

June 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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