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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


Volunteer for the holidays!

Spread the holiday joy by helping your community, donate your time, food, clothes or make a financial contribution. Here is a list of local places you can support in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 08, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Around Town


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


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Now we’re delivering free pizza to homeless

In the now we've seen everything department: A reader was driving down Moffat Boulevard this week when they noticed a pizza delivery vehicle pull up to a group of homeless individuals and hand them pizzas. It turns out someone had passed them and decided it would be a nice gesture to pay for pizza to have it delivered.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drive-by sign pitch for Measure G

Measure G support signs favoring the $159 million bond for Manteca Unified School District in the Nov. 4 election are popping up on doorsteps near schools.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Savage Fitness set to celebrate 1-year birthday

Ray Gonzalez's dream of personal training was always bigger than a garage gym.

September 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Leaking valve creates lasting pond near Kmart store

Josh Herbert is not a happy camper.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless use flag as towel

So how do the homeless take showers?

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Doggone mess along Crom Street

A couple of weeks ago, concerned residents in the Crom Street area made sure that children walk to school safely. They lobbied the city into creating a three-way stop at the corner of Foxfire and Crom Street, citing concerns about speeding cars zooming right past children walking to and from Stella Brockman Elementary School.

September 19, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Around Town


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


You can name a Manteca street with bidding that starts at $2,500

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift - they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Denise’s Farmers Market opening stand in Lathrop

Denise's Farmers Market - a popular produce stand on East Highway 120 midway between Manteca and Escalon across from the winery - is opening a second location in October.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


City violates water use rules; why garbage trucks are washed daily

There's a drought on.

September 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless protestor: No more war

For those who thought the homeless only used cardboard signs to make a pitch that they will work for food, a lone homeless picketer took to the sidewalk in front of the Manteca Bulletin Wednesday afternoon to fly a sign with a different message.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A way to get booking on more library space

Someone finally stated the obvious.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They want to avoid Nile Garden School

This may sound like heresy to the countless families over the years such as those in the Mission Ridge Drive neighborhoods that pushed to get their kids into Nile Garden School, but there are parents who are in the school's attendance zone that don't want their kids to go there.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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