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Manteca’s longest running unfinished project on cover of city budget

The cover of the proposed City of Manteca municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 has an interesting photo.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


General attending Memorial Weekend

Brigadier General Jack Hagan is attending Sunday's Not Forgotten Memorial Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.

May 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Let them know they are not forgotten

The Veterans of Foreign Wars canteen in Ripon serves as a second home for many surviving GIs who served their country and in many cases paid a horrible price for freedom – a freedom that many of us take for granted.

May 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Gary Singh is first Punjabi American on Manteca board

The Manteca Planning Commission could also be called the Melting Pot Commission.

May 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Thefts force Manteca to switch to aluminum power wiring

Copper wire thieves struck Lincoln Park and its baseball field again.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


2,500 ready to get down & muddy

Some 2,500 people have already signed up for the next mud run at Dell'Osso Farms on Saturday, May 31, at the Lathrop site on Manthey Road next to the San Joaquin River just off Interstate 5.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca grad lands role in new TV series

Cliff Chamberlain - a 1997 Manteca High graduate who has been enjoying success as an actor in live theater in Chicago - is heading to network TV.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Impressive gestures by Phil Waterford & Dennis Williams

When it comes to generosity, the gold standard is set by Manteca businessmen like Dennis Williams who oversees Ernie's Food and Spirits and Casino Real as well as Phil Waterford who owns Manteca Ford and Exotic High Car Line.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Beauty, the beholder & grass that’s less thirsty

One man's grass is another man's weed.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Where the rubber meets the rubber

While we're on the subject of Manteca stepping up to be more environmental friendly, it's been seven years since the first "rubber" streets were put in place in Manteca and they are still doing fine. A rubberized cape seal was put on sections of Cottage Avenue and Center Street while a rubberized overlay was used on segments of Alameda Street and Union Road.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca grad earns best novel recognition

William Kent Krueger has scored again.

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Hall of Fame marks 22nd year

Marion Elliott, Dino Curial and Jack Snyder - three men who have served on the Manteca Hall of Fame committee since its inception 22 years ago - accepted recognition from the Manteca City Council Tuesday for their organization's efforts.

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sign of the times

Carlon Perry and a fellow Veterans of Foreign Wars Jimmie Connors Post member were spotted putting up a sign Saturday morning at the corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive proclaiming it as the future home for the post.

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘I’m still alive, dude’

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Tony Agbayani told those attending Manteca Rotary's Law Day luncheon on Tuesday at Isadore's Restaurant of an encounter he had recently while walking late at night in Stockton

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Do as we say not as we do

Didn't get your weeds that are 6 inches or higher cut down before the Manteca Fire Department started its weed inspections on May 1?

May 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Why are fountains still flowing?

A reader wondered why the Del Webb at Woodbridge water fountains are still operating. The short answer is because they re-circulate water.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Unified School District trustees Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain will have their first da

Manteca Unified School District trustees Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain will have their first day in court on Thursday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m., at the Stockton Courthouse.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tickets available for Thursday’s prayer breakfast

There is still time to buy tickets for the Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 7, at 6 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon National Day of Prayer set for Thursday

The community is invited to join the 10th annual Ripon Community National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. hosted by the First Christian Reformed Church, 305 Boesch Drive, Ripon.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tioga Road opens today

The continuing drought is allowing the opening of the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park for the second earliest time since 1980.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bronson, Drain may face recall

Answering to felony charges in San Joaquin County Superior Court this week is just one of the problems facing embattled Manteca Unified School District trustees Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drain ready to do battle with MUSD

Ashley Drain apparently believes that the "enemy" is the Manteca Unified School District.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tying purple ribbons for Relay for Life

When purple ribbons start showing up tied around trees and signposts throughout the community then you know the Manteca Relay for Life is getting near.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dillman serving as Hall of Fame MC

The master of ceremonies for this year's Manteca Hall of Fame is Place of Refuge Pastor Mike Dillman.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


7 Sierra students part of film festival

Films produced by seven Sierra High students will be shown on a screen at Brenden Theaters in Vacaville on Thursday.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Riponites finish Boston Marathon

Tiffany McBroom and Ramona Huerta can cross the Boston Marathon off their running bucket list.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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