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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 paying the piper for breaking the law.

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 to water between noon and 6 p.m. on any day.

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 miles of the 120 Bypass.

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 the homeless in Manteca off the streets, believes the general community aversion to a homeless shelter is misplaced.

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


Manteca gets another burger place; the $1M bulb-out project

Five Guys Burgers & Fries is coming to Manteca.

June 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Can you eat 12 pounds of bacon in 90 seconds?

Get ready for deep fried bacon on a stick.

May 31, 2016 | | Around Town


Palmers come thru with flags for veterans buried at EU Cemetery

Suzanne Clemens had a dilemma.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


So we never forget . . .

Gordon Thomson by all accounts was a likeable guy. So was Brock Elliott.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Supervisor Tom Patti’s pedigree as a fighter

You've got a San Joaquin County Supervisor who will fight for you if live in Lathrop or Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CERT volunteer being recognized

Jesse Ramirez is being honored at Tuesday's 7 p.m. Manteca City Council meeting for serving 10 years as the chairperson, instructor and member ...

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why not name EU basketball court after Bill Stricker?

How come Lathrop High can have two names on an athletic facility honoring individuals but East Union High can't?

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Captain Jack: Keep sparkle downtown; mayor is on right track

Jack Snyder knows what he likes.

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Promises, promises: Veterans are still waiting

Come Jan. 25 at the first State of the City breakfast, taxpayers were promised a few months back that Manteca would have a new "brand ...

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The streets of Manteca keep getting even hole-ier

The caller said the hole was a foot wide.

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Zellner, Hayes, Laffranchi on planning commission

Jeff Zellner - in his own words - is going to get "to sit at the adult table."

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dozen seeking planning spots; Try $6.06 billion

The hottest seat in Manteca: Landing a spot on the Manteca Planning Commission.

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


River Islands: $6.05 billion economic juggernaut

River Islands at Lathrop new homes prices are accelerating faster than other new homes being built in Manteca or Tracy.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


HOLIDAY AFFAIR

It was a true Family City event Wednesday evening as more than 250 people - many with deep roots in the community and newcomers alike - shared ...

December 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Bah humbug isn’t in the vocabulary of Manteca, Ripon & Lathrop folks

Scrooge doesn't live in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


City manager can’t be fired for another 55 days based on contract

Whatever the status of Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes, one thing is for sure - she can't be terminated until after Feb. 6, 2017.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Burning issues for Manteca Fire Dept.

Manteca almost had a new fire chief.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


How about buying small garbage cart upgrade from city?

There's a dose of good news - and possibly more - for those Manteca solid waste customers not thrilled about the City of Manteca's prouncement ...

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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