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PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Suggests Crothall should line dry laundry outside

Del Web at Woodbridge resident Bill Goodwin has a solution for noise emitting from the new Crothall Helathcare Laundry Service located on Airport Way west of the north Manteca neighborhood.

November 20, 2014 | | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Merced goes digital at four-fifth the cost

Manteca Unified won't be the first school district in the 209 to "go digital."

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A flock of Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 440 will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for 10 young men this Sunday, Nov, 16, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Panhandlers use kids as props

Readers over the past several months have reported seeing panhandlers throughout Manteca using little children as props when they are begging for money.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless flap goes international

Manteca's decision to outlaw public defecation and outlawing the homeless' ability to set up encampments wherever they wish is drawing criticism from as far away as Alberta, Canada.

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ebola scare comes to Manteca today

Kaiser and Sutter Health registered nurses in Manteca, Modesto, and Tracy as well as elsewhere in Northern California are starting a two-day strike today protesting what they contend is "eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals."

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Former Manteca police officer writes book

Former Manteca Police officer David Bordenkircher has penned a book about growing up in Manteca as well as the dynamics that shaped the lives of two young boys - himself and his brother Dale Bordenkircher.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca recognizes Contributions of Sikhs

The Manteca City Council have declared November Sikh American Month.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Del Webb recognizing volunteers

Fifty men and women who have spent their lives volunteering and continue to do so are being honored tonight during a sold out sit down catered dinner at the Del Webb at Woodbridge clubhouse.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless definitely anxious for shelter

Manteca City Councilman-elect Mike Morowit dropped by Wal-Mart Thursday to pick up a few items.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Messer speaking in Miami at Microsoft event

Check out Jason Messer's Facebook page for his latest adventures.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fant-Techiera alliance: Is it possible?

Is a Sam Fant-Nancy Techeira partnership on the Manteca Unified School District board possible?

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


River Islands part of Manteca Unified?

River Islands at Lathrop is expected to decide next month whether to go ahead with a request to switch from Banta School District and Tracy High School District to join Manteca Unified School District.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Place of Refuge spreads cheer

The Place of Refuge congregation spread holiday cheer far and wide this holiday season.

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Distracted shopping cart pushers strike once again

Robert Hendricksen e-mailed in this gem about his own shopping cart etiquette observations:

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bleak Christmas for teens?

Organizers of a Manteca Christmas Eve breakfast are worried that this may be a bleak Christmas for older children and younger teens.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ice cream trucks precede Santa’s sleigh

It was 62 degrees at mid-afternoon Monday in Manteca and music filled the air in some neighborhoods. No, not Christmas music. It was music from the speakers of an ice cream truck.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Silver Teapot is closed & up for sale

Downtown Manteca is losing one of its most unique businesses.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Letters To Santa 12-23-14

December 22, 2014 | | Around Town


Letters To Santa

December 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Police spread holiday cheer to homeless, needy kids & seniors

Toys, clothes and blankets are on the shopping lists for Manteca police officers and other employees who are invading Target and Walmart this weekend to help Santa make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate on their beats.

December 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Toy shortage for efforts to give kids a Christmas

You have two chances to play Santa for kids in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that may go without toys on Christmas.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stuff the Bus needs toys

Brandy Clark has some good news.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Three nominated for military academies

Congressman Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, has nominated three South County high school students for consideration for appointment to three of the nation's prestigious military academies.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E awards McParland $5,000

Manteca's George McParland School is receiving a $5,000 Bright Ideas Grant from Pacific Gas & Electric.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless encampments among almond orchards

The homeless are going country.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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