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Snazzy new utility bills

Those snazzy new City of Manteca utility bills includes a customer's previous 12 months of water usage in cubic feet. The one thing it doesn't show is the point where water uses kicks into higher charges.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Harris says MHS team was best ever

Manteca Councilman John Harris believes the 2013 varsity football team is the best Manteca High has ever fielded.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mr. Coffee’s visit perks up staff

Call it the "Miracle on North Street."

February 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


It’s a jungle (gym) out there at park

LATHROP – "You touched the lava."

January 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Popeyes, pizza & more fashion coming soon

Three new businesses will be opening soon in Manteca.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The place that sells pink forklifts

There's also a new forklift firm in town.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Personalized plate

Spotted on a Chevrolet Suburban on Thursday traveling down East Yosemite Avenue were the personalized license plates: IN2HAY.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What cost $900M, is called a hospital & contracts out most surgeries?

So is the new $900 million California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation hospital complex eight miles north of Manteca on Arch Road hurting Doctors Hospital of Manteca?

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Retiring after 27 years as an officer

Barry Blackburn - a peace officer considered by his peers as a cop's cop - is retiring after 27 years and one month of serving and protecting the people of Manteca.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A team that Joann Tilton towers above

The Benfica Under 9 Girls Division team from the Manteca Futbol Club was honored by the Manteca City Council Tuesday for placing second in the NorCal State Soccer Cup.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Custom Coach Fire Closes I-5

A Pennsylvania couple and their dog escaped from their 35-foot-long travel coach Tuesday afternoon on I-5 in Lathrop with only the clothes on their back as they watched their vehicle being totally engulfed in flames.

January 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Giving two turkeys a lift

Forget the old Exxon gasoline TV advertising slogan about putting a "tiger in the tank."

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Turkey pavement on South Main St.

Speaking of turkeys, the City of Manteca deserves such a designation for the stretch of southbound South Main Street just before the 120 Bypass onramp.

January 17, 2014 | | Around Town


Bingo! Hearts and Hands event a success

Bingo! Hearts and Hands emerged the big winner of Saturday's bingo event at the Manteca Senior Center. The non-profit family outreach center raised more than $3,500 for its fatherhood and teen pregnancy programs, said program director Laureen Tomlinson, far exceeding its expectations.

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Groups exercising the First Amendment

Three of the five pillars of the First Amendment are getting a workout Wednesday in Manteca at the most appropriate place - the Manteca Library and the adjoining Library Park.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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49er fans score $30 game rides

Northern San Joaquin Valley fans of the San Francisco 49er fans with game tickets have been dealt an ACE when it comes to avoiding game day traffic and sky high parking costs at the new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What flood problems? Not with Gov. Brown

Manteca resident Richard Hanson gets in short zingers from time-to-time during public comments at the Manteca City Council meetings.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The RAT got the cheese

Manteca Police Department Police Chief Nick Obligacion and his officers are basking in the widespread media attention given to the quick resolution to the Great Tillamook Cheese Bus Caper.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Remembering Victor Gully

Tuesday's Manteca City Council meeting was adjourned in memory of Victor Gully who passed away June 25 at the age of 79.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mantecan senior queen for festa in Monterey

The 82nd annual Festa do Espirito Santo de Manteca wasn't the only Portuguese Holy Ghost celebration in Northern California.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


And they’re off & running

Mike Morowit is wasting no time.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


National Night Out block parties Aug. 5

The 27th annual Manteca National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 5.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New place for food & brews in Manteca

Manteca is getting another restaurant.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Library Park: Homeless haven?

Add yet another Manteca resident that is more than a little upset about conditions at Library Park and believes the municipal motto "Family City" is misleading given what city leaders have allowed to happen.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


ADA workshop set for Monday

Lawsuits and threats of lawsuits against businesses and property owners related to alleged non-compliance with American Disabilities Act rules continue to grow in Manteca.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon water forum Wednesday

A special forum on water use and availability in Ripon is being staged by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at the city hall council chambers on Wilma Avenue on Wednesday, July 16, from 6 until 8 p.m.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon boy in Boardwalk promo video

Ripon 11-year-old Mason McClure appears in Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's 22-minute promo piece for the 2014 season.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca stands by decision to turn off water play feature

Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin's decision to turn off the interactive water play feature at Library Park this year due to the drought isn't popular with some folks.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘Park’ would not include kids’ swings

Steve DeBrum does not want to see children's playground equipment at the East Union Cemetery.

July 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Police cut drug sellers income by $1,571,735

How goes Manteca's war on meth?

June 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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