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Manteca grad lands role in new TV series

Cliff Chamberlain - a 1997 Manteca High graduate who has been enjoying success as an actor in live theater in Chicago - is heading to network TV.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Impressive gestures by Phil Waterford & Dennis Williams

When it comes to generosity, the gold standard is set by Manteca businessmen like Dennis Williams who oversees Ernie's Food and Spirits and Casino Real as well as Phil Waterford who owns Manteca Ford and Exotic High Car Line.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Beauty, the beholder & grass that’s less thirsty

One man's grass is another man's weed.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Where the rubber meets the rubber

While we're on the subject of Manteca stepping up to be more environmental friendly, it's been seven years since the first "rubber" streets were put in place in Manteca and they are still doing fine. A rubberized cape seal was put on sections of Cottage Avenue and Center Street while a rubberized overlay was used on segments of Alameda Street and Union Road.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Manteca grad earns best novel recognition

William Kent Krueger has scored again.

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Hall of Fame marks 22nd year

Marion Elliott, Dino Curial and Jack Snyder - three men who have served on the Manteca Hall of Fame committee since its inception 22 years ago - accepted recognition from the Manteca City Council Tuesday for their organization's efforts.

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Sign of the times

Carlon Perry and a fellow Veterans of Foreign Wars Jimmie Connors Post member were spotted putting up a sign Saturday morning at the corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive proclaiming it as the future home for the post.

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

‘I’m still alive, dude’

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Tony Agbayani told those attending Manteca Rotary's Law Day luncheon on Tuesday at Isadore's Restaurant of an encounter he had recently while walking late at night in Stockton

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Do as we say not as we do

Didn't get your weeds that are 6 inches or higher cut down before the Manteca Fire Department started its weed inspections on May 1?

May 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Get ready for 3rd Taco Bell

Manteca is getting another fast food restaurant in the form of the city's third Taco Bell.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Gearing up for new interchange

The Fiore family that owns Center Appliance is betting that good things will start happening at the northern end of the Main Street corridor once the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange opens next year.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Firefighters raise $5,000

The seventh annual Manteca Firefighters Softball Tournament conducted April 22 at Big League Dreams raised more than $5,000 that the Manteca Firefighters Association plans to distribute to local charities. The tournament included 17 teams from fire departments throughout Northern California.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | 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

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Doggone mess along Crom Street

A couple of weeks ago, concerned residents in the Crom Street area made sure that children walk to school safely. They lobbied the city into creating a three-way stop at the corner of Foxfire and Crom Street, citing concerns about speeding cars zooming right past children walking to and from Stella Brockman Elementary School.

September 19, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Around Town

A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

You can name a Manteca street with bidding that starts at $2,500

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift - they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Denise’s Farmers Market opening stand in Lathrop

Denise's Farmers Market - a popular produce stand on East Highway 120 midway between Manteca and Escalon across from the winery - is opening a second location in October.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

City violates water use rules; why garbage trucks are washed daily

There's a drought on.

September 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Homeless protestor: No more war

For those who thought the homeless only used cardboard signs to make a pitch that they will work for food, a lone homeless picketer took to the sidewalk in front of the Manteca Bulletin Wednesday afternoon to fly a sign with a different message.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

A way to get booking on more library space

Someone finally stated the obvious.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

They want to avoid Nile Garden School

This may sound like heresy to the countless families over the years such as those in the Mission Ridge Drive neighborhoods that pushed to get their kids into Nile Garden School, but there are parents who are in the school's attendance zone that don't want their kids to go there.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

The gang was all there Tuesday

It hasn't happened in well over 24 years, but all of the official candidates in an upcoming municipal election were in attendance at a Manteca City Council meeting.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Candidates are all over city map

If Mike Morowit is elected he will be the first Manteca City Council member from north of Lathrop Road as he resides in Union Ranch. Council hopeful Richard Silverman lives near Woodward Park as does incumbent Vince Hernandez. Cantu resides near Sierra High while Councilman Steve DeBrum - who is running for mayor - lives in east Manteca on the edge of the city limits in almond country.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

SSJID cup is more than half empty

When the water year ends on Sept. 30, South San Joaquin Irrigation District expects to have 2,500 acre feet of water leftover

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Some homeless push shopping carts, he has a mobile shelf

The homeless are survivors by nature, so they're nothing if not crafty and resourceful. But is Manteca's homeless problem out of control?

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

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