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State champ hoodies, shirts at Rite-Aid

The hottest item for sale at the Rite-Aid store on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca: Try Sierra High hoodies and T-shirts proclaiming the Timberwolves as state high school football champions.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Have job, will travel

On any given workday more than 108,000 commuters are flowing in and out of San Joaquin County to secure paychecks.

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CELEBRATING 2016

The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in both Manteca and Ripon are offering the opportunity to usher out 2015 and celebrate the arrival of 2016 with New Year's Eve parties.

December 27, 2015 | | Around Town


Commercial BBQs target of air quality

The smoke - and smell - of commercial BBQ operations in Manteca and other San Joaquin Valley communities are in the crosshairs of a proposed San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District effort to reduce airborne particulate matter.

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ornelas bids Lathrop adieu at final meeting

Omar Ornelas has said his final goodbye.

December 27, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Ripon Police honor citizens for bravery

Two men were cited Wednesday afternoon in the Ripon City Council chambers for their bravery in taking down a suspect armed with a shotgun who they witnessed assaulting a young woman near the Ripon bike bridge.

December 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Ceres, Manteca both seeking diverging diamond interchanges

Manteca isn't the only city in California pursuing the state's first "diverging diamond" interchange.

December 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD students earn honors concert nod

The San Joaquin County Honors Band, Orchestra and Choir contain a healthy number of Manteca Unified students.

December 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1/3 of owner occupied homes built since 1990

The first decade of this century was a banner time for owner-occupied single family home construction.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Garbage collection changes for holidays

Manteca is changing its garbage collection for the next two weeks.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toys needed for Christmas Eve breakfast

Santa's helpers need help.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


U-turn on horizon for Daniels at Fishback

A major irritant for Fishback Road residents - customers from the nearby McDonald's at Airport Way and Daniels Street going down their street - will be addressed when an empty field north of Daniels Street is eventually developed into commercial uses.

December 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Flooding top Manteca issue

Given Manteca and the rest of California are wrestling with the consequences of four consecutive years of severe drought Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum finds it surreal that in less than seven months flooding - or more precisely the fear of it - could stop a large chunk of Manteca's economic development.

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon OKs 5-year lease for Mistlin

The City of Ripon and TPR Baseball agreed last Tuesday to re-up the lease agreement for the Mistlin Sports Park.

December 14, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Around Town


Will City Council give VFW same consideration?

The homeless and other scavengers are costing taxpayers money and creating health and safety issues at Manteca's $7 million transit center on Moffat Boulevard at South Main Street by rummaging through the trash bin.

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Ex-Manteca councilman says he’ll run for SJ sheriff

Al Mezzetti - a former Manteca City Councilman and retired Lincoln School teacher - plans to take on San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore in the 2018 ...

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Maybe the council can bring back official red sport jackets

Gary Singh may have made the most profound fashion statement for a Manteca City Council member in at least 25 years.

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What comes first? Library or the money to fund it?

Call it true transparency, if you wish.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So we never forget . . .

Gordon Thomson by all accounts was a likeable guy. So was Brock Elliott.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Supervisor Tom Patti’s pedigree as a fighter

You've got a San Joaquin County Supervisor who will fight for you if live in Lathrop or Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CERT volunteer being recognized

Jesse Ramirez is being honored at Tuesday's 7 p.m. Manteca City Council meeting for serving 10 years as the chairperson, instructor and member ...

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why not name EU basketball court after Bill Stricker?

How come Lathrop High can have two names on an athletic facility honoring individuals but East Union High can't?

January 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Captain Jack: Keep sparkle downtown; mayor is on right track

Jack Snyder knows what he likes.

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Promises, promises: Veterans are still waiting

Come Jan. 25 at the first State of the City breakfast, taxpayers were promised a few months back that Manteca would have a new "brand ...

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The streets of Manteca keep getting even hole-ier

The caller said the hole was a foot wide.

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Zellner, Hayes, Laffranchi on planning commission

Jeff Zellner - in his own words - is going to get "to sit at the adult table."

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dozen seeking planning spots; Try $6.06 billion

The hottest seat in Manteca: Landing a spot on the Manteca Planning Commission.

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


River Islands: $6.05 billion economic juggernaut

River Islands at Lathrop new homes prices are accelerating faster than other new homes being built in Manteca or Tracy.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


HOLIDAY AFFAIR

It was a true Family City event Wednesday evening as more than 250 people - many with deep roots in the community and newcomers alike - shared ...

December 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


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