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Veterans’ services now in Manteca

Manteca Councilman Richard Silverman passed on some good news for veterans.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Commuters can thank an almond grower

The folks at the American Public Transportation Association are impressed with San Joaquin County residents.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Congressmen: Stanislaus River being grossly mismanaged

Congressmen Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, are talking the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to task for what they are calling a "gross mismanagement" of the Stanislaus River.

March 12, 2015 | | Around Town


Why was Morenzone Field so named?

Here's the Manteca history question of the day: Why did the city years ago honor Fred Morenzone by naming the adult softball field on Center Street west of Union Road after him?

March 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Congressmen making tracks

By the time you read this, the train probably has already pulled out of the station.

March 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wrong number to report homeless

Tuesday's Around Town had the wrong non-emergency number to call Manteca Police dispatch when you come across a homeless gentleman who often poses a safety hazard at the entrance to McDonald's on East Yosemite Avenue across from the center anchored by Grocery Outlet.

March 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wounded Warrior speaking at ‘Evening of Honor’

Shilo Harris - an Army staff sergeant that survived an IED explosion while on patrol in Iraq during the Global War on Terror - is the guest speaker for this Friday's sold-out third annual "Evening of Honor" at the Place of Refuge church.

March 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


2nd Amendment rights talk topic

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms Gun Shop, will discuss the latest court cases and legislation involving the Second Amendment rights when the Manteca Patriots meet on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. with featured speaker.

March 11, 2015 | | Around Town


Take me out to the ball game

Little League is still the big spring thing in Manteca.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Brandon Bowers is a rising star

Manteca High graduate Brandon Bowers was selected as one of Editor & Publisher's 25 Under 35 individuals that are profiled annually.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless man creating safety hazard for cars

Several drivers have complained of late about the homeless gentleman who has set up shop at the East Yosemite Avenue entrance to the McDonald's across from In-n-Out Burger. Their complaint? The mobile rack that he has parked at the driveway isn't transparent creating a safety hazard.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wolf guests: Tough prey for thieves?

Great Wolf Lodge - the proposed $200 million destination resort featuring a 500-room hotel with indoor water-park - may not be very friendly for vehicle burglars.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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4,000 plus signed up for Lathrop 5K Mud Run

A little more than 4,000 people have signed up for the 2015 edition of the Mud Run on the Farm taking place Saturday, May 30, at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bowling alley reopening today at noon

The Manteca Strike Zone and Family Fun Center is re-opening today at noon according to Crystal Wilson.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MEA equates a successful recall effort to more pay

The Manteca Educators Association leadership is distributing material to its members essentially saying recalling trustee Ashley Drain - and possibly Sam Fant - is essential to get a salary increase from the Manteca Unified School District board.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD students in Kahoots! to set a world record

Manteca Unified School District students on Monday, May 18, are participating in district wide Kahoot! in an attempt to set the world record for the most amount of "Kahooters" participating in a single quiz. Classrooms district wide will be participating in the engaging new platform alongside classrooms around the globe.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


BOWLING ALLEY

For the first time ever, Manteca's bowling alley will not be owned by the Raymus family.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Another gas station for Manteca?

The Stadium Retail Center developers are working to bring a gas station and convenience food store to a parcel on the corner of the Fishback Road and Daniels Street intersection next door to where the city's third Taco Bell will break ground in the coming months.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Unified board kingmaker?

Manteca Educators Association President Ken Johnson got a few laughs Tuesday at the Manteca Unified School District board meeting when he suggested that he'd come up with the money to help Don Scholl move back into Manteca.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Now you see him & now you don’t

While the Manteca Unified website was experiencing glitches in the past few days prompting the postponement of the action items for the regular meeting on Tuesday until tonight, it didn't stop the district from removing Alexander Bronson's mug shot from the website leaving the mugs of only six trustees.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fastest growing VFW post in the nation

Manteca's Jimmie Connors Post 6311 led by Commander Carlon Perry is now officially the fastest growing Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the nation.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ten citizens serving on City of Manteca water conservation advisory board

The Manteca City Council has appointed 10 citizens to a committee to advise them on water conservation measures that the city could possibly implement.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MEA takes pot shot at Sam Fant

Say what you want about Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant but he doesn't deserve the latest black eye that the Manteca Educators Association is delivering.

May 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Supervisor Elliott speaking at Patriots Meeting Thursday

Bob Elliott, the San Joaquin County Supervisor for District 5, is the speaker for the next Manteca Patriots meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘No reportable’ income’ buys $42 wine bottle

An alert reader saw the photo embattled Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain posted on her Instagram site that was reproduced in the Bulletin as she and her husband worked at Michael-David Winery in Lodi.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

Judy and Jimmy Spears are starting to wonder when the U.S. Postal Service will deliver on a repair.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Why are fountains still flowing?

A reader wondered why the Del Webb at Woodbridge water fountains are still operating. The short answer is because they re-circulate water.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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