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Giving Tree for Care & Rehab Residents

Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many of the requested items are simple day-to-day basic needs such as a pair of warm slippers, combs, shampoo, and soap.After you've made the purchases, bring them back ...

December 03, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Holiday boutique at Emeritus this weekend

The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American troops overseas. Emeritus has teamed up with the Palmers for an Operation Candy Cane to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at ...

December 02, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Manteca folks come through for 200 families

Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Turkey Day Throwdown

The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Lipsett Memorial

Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Burned Out Family Getting Help

November 25, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


She isn’t about to let folks go without this Thanksgiving

Jane -she doesn't want her last name used - plans to make it to Safeway on South Main Street in Manteca on Saturday between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Welcome back

Georgianna Reichelt - a longtime community activist with close to 30 years under her belt of letting elected leaders know what she thinks - was back at the Manteca City Council meeting Tuesday after a long hiatus.

November 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Remembering the farmer with the cow named Flo

Melvyn Luiz was a dairy farmer at heart. When his father died, there was no question in his mind what he was going to do. First of all, being the only child, it was now up to him to take care of his mother. The job of maintaining the small family dairy that his parents started in the 1940s now rested upon his shoulders, too. On top of that, there was his own family – a wife and twin daughters – to provide for and look after as well.

November 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Frank Guinta, a man who has had big impact on young lives, battling cancer

Frank Guinta - who has made a huge impact on the lives of countless young people over the years - has Stage IV esophageal cancer.

November 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Their PG&E bill soars to $40,000 in December

The forecast calls for snow in Lathrop starting Dec. 1 with ice solid enough to skate on forming a few days later.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MHS student referenced in ballot fight

There are not very many 16-year-olds who can say they are caught up in a statewide political campaign.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New entry arch goes up in Lathrop

Crews are putting the finishing touches on an entrance arch across Stewart Road just off of Manthey Road in Lathrop. The arch reads "River Islands" and includes nautical style lights.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Too much homeless exposure at city park

A Manteca businessman was irate with what he and his wife witnessed when they were having lunch Monday at a restaurant across from Library Park.

November 13, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Going to bat to help needy families

Northgate Little League, along with Second Harvest Food Bank, is conducting the First Annual "Northgate Athletes with a Purpose" turkey and canned food drive. Bring a frozen turkey, or any canned item, to the Little League baseball fields, located at 1811 Hoyt Lane in Manteca, on Sunday, Nov. 24, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

November 13, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | 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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