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Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca author signing his books

John Rallios has a creative habit that's not unlike "The Hobbit."

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


River Islands students present ‘Evening of Art’

River Islands Technology Academy will celebrate its second annual Evening of Art tonight.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Pastor does gang diversion work at Weston Ranch High

Pastor James E. French is now working to help prevent at-risk teens at Weston Ranch High from falling under the influence of gangs.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re asking: Why is Manteca allowing new swimming pools?

Some residents are wondering why a temporary moratorium on putting in swimming pools isn't part of the 14-point plan the Manteca City Council is considering when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to deal with the governor's mandate that water urban water use by slashed 25 percent below 2013 levels.

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bed bug notice puts big bite in Drain’s claim

Did Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain lie on her declaration of candidacy statement as well as Form 700 required to disclose real property, investments and where candidate and elected officials live?

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Smile! Your street’s on Google camera

Wonder who has lush lawns in Manteca and those who have cut back a bit to save water as of this week?

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Reusing water softened with salt can be deadly for plants

Speaking of droughts, several readers have indicated it is important for some agency - perhaps a municipal water department - to come up with information to advise people on what water savings might actually be detrimental.

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Street fair just over a week away

Upwards of 50,000 people are expected to attend the 19th annual Crossroads Street Fair Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, in downtown Manteca.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Radio Shack in Manteca not closing

Contrary to a radio report, a longtime tenant in the Manteca Marketplace shopping center is not closing its doors.

April 01, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Interested in having your dog part of dog therapy effort?

Manteca's Therapy Dog Club - Paws4Friends - is well known for the work they do having a handler and dog visit places such as Manteca Care, The Commons, Emeritus and Prestige, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, the Manteca Library, French Camp School, Agape Foster Agency, as well as Haven of Peace and Raymus House.

April 01, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


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Who’s been sleeping on your couch?

How brazen are the homeless?

July 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Getting a charge out of Teslas

Electric car owners are doing more than just charging their vehicles at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. They're charging merchandise and food as well.

July 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca beats state to the punch on water savings

Manteca is ahead of the state when it comes to front yards for new homes.

July 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Save trees, let the grass turn yellow

There have been some calls lately to the Bulletin complaining about "dead grass" in landscaping maintenance districts and the prevalence of yellow and brown at a number of city parks.

July 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here's some advice: If you're going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don't do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

June 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fant’s implication doesn’t ring true about other trustees

Trustee Sam Fant likes to keep implying that most of the Manteca Unified School District board has "never been tested in an election."

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fant says he was simply exercising his rights

Does Manteca Unified School District have to worry about crazed mothers in the Fitness, Aerobic, Nutrition, Training (FANT) program endangering the safety of students at August Knodt School as the San Joaquin Grand Jury report ripping into the conduct of school trustees and how district administrators have responded infers?

June 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Laughs for a change at MUSD board meeting

Nobody really knew what the format would be when the Manteca Unified School District trustee hopefuls sat in the front row Tuesday night awaiting their introduction.

June 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Manteca Police targeting bicyclist/vehicle violations

The Manteca Police Department will be stepping up bicycle safety enforcement operations with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bike riders.

June 24, 2015 | | Around Town


Restaurant on lake set to open at River Islands

Arguably the restaurant with the best views in the entire South County will open next month at River Islands at Lathrop.

June 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca didn’t simply take dog from homeless man

Several Manteca residents called the Bulletin Wednesday concerned that Manteca Police had taken a dog away from a homeless man near the Shell station at Northwoods Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue. A check with the police department indicated that wasn't exactly the case.

June 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tracy’s popular Girls Night Out is June 19

The Ninth Annual Girls Night Out event hosted by the City of Tracy takes place on Friday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Upcoming citywide garage sale June 27

Shelly Nabb is among those helping organize a "Manteca City Wide Yard Sale" on Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Del Webb leads Manteca home building in April

The impact on Manteca of Del Webb at Woodbridge - Pulte Homes' community for those 55 years and older - continues to be felt.

June 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Hot Wheels racing set for Saturday

Car shows are a dime a dozen this time of year in Manteca and surrounding communities.

June 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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