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Firefighter retires after 23 years

William "Bill" Todd completed his final shift Wednesday as a City of Manteca firefighter.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Nurses protest Manteca cuts

Registered nurses from Northern California Kaiser facilities will march to Kaiser headquarters to protest the closure of Kaiser Hayward's pediatrics unit, a reduction in services at Kaiser Manteca and other service reductions today at 11:30 a.m.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Snyder still working with pest cotnrol

Jack Snyder continues to buzz around government.

December 18, 2013 | | Around Town

Almond Blossom queen deadline

The deadline for the Almond Blossom Queen/Miss Ripon Competition is 4 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 20). Applicants must be a junior or senior in high school, between the ages of 16-19, and a Ripon resident. The application is available online at, from the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, and from the local Ripon high schools.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

SHARP team helped keep homeless warm

Members of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) Rapid Response Team are the unsung heroes of the effort to keep the homeless warm during the recent string of freezing overnight temperatures.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Christmas wish tree for needy, lonely seniors

Everyone who can makes an effort to remember less fortunate kids at Christmas who would otherwise go without gifts by donating toys and clothing to various collection efforts.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Slip, sliding away by In-n-Out

It's freezing at night but still people let their lawn sprinklers go creating major safety hazards on sidewalks and elsewhere.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

New park, street will carry heroes’ names

Raymus Homes: The Next Generation is moving forward with Oleander Estates west of South Union Road and straddling Woodward Avenue.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Senior advocates staging town hall meeting on Kaiser Hospital cuts

The California Alliance for Retired Americans is conducting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center at South Main Street and Moffat Boulevard regarding what they refer to as "cuts and closures at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center".

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Volunteer for the holidays!

Spread the holiday joy by helping your community, donate your time, food, clothes or make a financial contribution. Here is a list of local places you can support in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 08, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Around Town

Giving Tree for Care & Rehab Residents

Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many of the requested items are simple day-to-day basic needs such as a pair of warm slippers, combs, shampoo, and soap.After you've made the purchases, bring them back ...

December 03, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town

Holiday boutique at Emeritus this weekend

The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American troops overseas. Emeritus has teamed up with the Palmers for an Operation Candy Cane to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at ...

December 02, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town

Manteca folks come through for 200 families

Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town

Turkey Day Throwdown

The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town

Lipsett Memorial

Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town

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Articles by Section - Around Town

Tesla plant in Lathrop generates lots of buzz

So how big of a deal is it that Lathrop has landed one of the hottest – and arguably forward-thinking – companies in America?

April 23, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Around Town

Bad guys help pay costs for police rig

There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Senior advisory members sought

The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

The rabbit is coming up short

The Easter Bunny needs some help.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Senior tax filing assistance

Seniors needing assistance with filing their 2013 income tax returns may call the Manteca Senior Center at 209.456.8650 to schedule an appointment with AARP for tax-preparation assistance.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

‘Chewy’ available for adoption

This week's featured Manteca Animal Shelter pet is "Chewy."

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Book drive helps area libraries

Lori Adams, Lori Little, Lisa Boone, Erin Nussbaumer and Trina Ramsey - known as "The Lori's & Company" are hosting their third annual book drive.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Who in Manteca has ‘Got Talent?’

The Manteca Youth Advisory Commission and GK Music are seeking talented singers, dancers, musicians, bands, comics, magicians and other talented youth, teens and young adults ages 5-21 for "Got Talent?", a talent show and competition to be held Saturday, April 26, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Free city Shred-It April 19

Want to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft?

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

8 hours short of another record

It may have been a record - or at least a tie.

April 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

33 years & counting

They've been working for the City of Manteca for 33 years each - and that's no joke.

April 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Boy Scout exec travels for breakfast & company

People will travel for good food, but they'll go to even greater lengths for good company.

April 02, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

Red Hatters play down in Monterey

Monterey always makes for a pleasant weekend, but adding 120 or so Red Hatters frolicking in the Embassy Hotel near Monterey Bay - including 10 from Manteca - adds an indescribable level of karma for all those involved including the onlookers.

March 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town

Midgley publishes his first cookbook

Chef Michael Midgley has emerged from his kitchen with another tasty creation.

March 25, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

More Midgley

Midgley will be a special guest at a food and spirit tasting event hosted by Weston Elementary School's PFA on Saturday, March 29.

March 25, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

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