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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


Four outstanding Buffaloes honored

At the end of the school year's Senior Walk Out Rally, Manteca High presented four annual awards. They included:

June 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Manteca going to pot (co-op)?

David Jones wants to open a medical marijuana co-op in Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The East Union Cemetery Park?

Manteca may have another park but it isn't one you would want to have your kids play at.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s first city website was designed by Boy Scout

Manteca Councilman John Harris noted that the city's tech savvy has come a long way.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Subway opens seventh store in Manteca

Ronald McDonald is eating Jared's dust.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


ADA lawsuit happy attorney’s $6,000 pay day

Pete Paulsen of House of Wheels fame noted that Scott Johnson - the extensively traveled handicapped attorney from Carmichael who peels off ADA lawsuits like they're toilet paper - a few years back actually cost him little over $6,000 once his attorney fees were factored into the equation.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Graffiti star appearing at hot rod party

On a happier note, mark Sunday, Oct. 12, on your calendar for the ultimate car show. That's when Pete Paulsen hosts his 25th annual Hot Rod Party.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Serial ADA lawsuit filer extracted money from French Camp

The filing of at least 21 civil lawsuits over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations against small Manteca businesses is serial lawsuit filer Scott Johnson's second venture into South San Joaquin County.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Court edict: Ex-sheriff’s star should be untarnished

Baxter Dunn's star should be untarnished.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Beware of ISIS, gangs & pit bulls

This week's best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of "why can't we just get along" goes to resident Richard Hanson.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drain speaking before Patriots on Thursday

Manteca Unified trustee Ashley Drain is the guest speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 19, gathering of the Manteca Patriots in the banquet room at Angelano's Restaurant, 1080 N. Main St.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Port dispute hurting area almond growers

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) that represents the interests of almond growers, hullers/shellers,and processors has issued an urgent plea to state and federal legislators to help bring together both parties and find a solution to an ongoing labor dispute that has severely impacted almond shipments in and out of West Coast ports.

February 08, 2015 | | Around Town


Mantecan among loyal A’s fans

Manteca resident Mike Dias was among 15,000 fans that paid $10 each to attend the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon parents plan picketing at RUSD office

Several parents in the Ripon Unified School District were using social media over the weekend to encourage other parents to join them today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to picket the RUSD district office on North Acacia Ave.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Going Digital glitches part of expectation

System hiccups caused computer outages across the Manteca Unified School District on Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Library Park restrooms stay locked

There is a reason why it is not a good idea to unlock the Library Park restrooms unless there is a special event.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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