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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


Michael Vega Park dedication Tuesday

Michael Vega Park is being dedicated on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at River Islands at Lathrop.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The prize for Going Digital? An Xbox

Nothing says education like an Xbox One, right?

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless veteran gets home, car for his family

Here's a different take on Manteca's homeless.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New home for VFW on fast track at city hall

The Moffat Community Center that will serve as the home of the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is on the fast track.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Construction sends speeders into once quiet neighborhood

Road construction on Louise Avenue has turned Devonshire Avenue into a race track.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Harris: City should buy reflectors for nighttime bicycle riders

There's a lot of drug money out there.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Noise complaints about Crothall Laundry operation

More than a few Del Webb at Woodbridge residents are hoping for a neighbor to go about doing their laundry a bit quieter.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Matt Vaughn working as Reno TV news reporter

Matt Vaughn is on the air in Reno.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tracy rolls out Ornament Stroll on Nov. 15

Tracy's downtown does a Herculean job of finding ways to get folks to visit the community's central business district.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police chief is 49er fan

Police chief

November 03, 2014 | | Around Town


Volunteers form board for cemetery

The past few months have seen several changes at the pioneer East Union Memorial Cemetery, beginning with the passing of Evelyn Prouty in July.

November 03, 2014 | | Around Town


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 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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