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American Idol fans take note

South County American Idol fans are in for a treat today. FOX is treating Northern California American Idol fans to a special day early screening of the premiere of the 13th season at the AMC Showplace 16 at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


When a cane is not a crutch

Interested in getting more versatility from your cane?

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Coming out of their shells in contest for crown

There's magic in the air in Ripon.

January 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


SJ Master Gardener is guest speaker at Garden Club meeting

The first meeting of the Manteca Garden Club for the new year 2014 will be held Monday, Jan 20, in the John McFall Room of the Manteca Public Library. Social hour with refreshments will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 1 p.m. The featured speaker will be a San Joaquin County Master Gardener who will give a presentation on bare-root planting. Guests and prospective members are welcome. For more information about the garden club, visit the group's web site at mantecagardenclub.org. The Manteca Library is located at 320 W. Center Street in ...

January 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Fourth of July in December

Christmas was still 14 days away but 14 Manteca non-profit groups were definitely being thinking about the Fourth of July.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Six City of Manteca employees will have returned by the time 2014 rolls around.

The retirees are Lewis Clark, police sergeant; Peggy Miller, animal services control officer; Jim Stone, Deputy Director Public Works overseeing utility services; Ron Tilton, solid waste collection worker III; firefighter William Todd; and Mark Hall, Parks and Recreation Director.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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 http://bit.ly/1bkbXXy, 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


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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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