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Firefighters take licking, keep ticking

They take a licking but keep on ticking.

October 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Yosemite open with no crowds

Today would be a great day to play hooky and head up to Yosemite National Park.

October 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Saying thanks to Mrs. Story Time

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday thanked Ruthanne Bassett for her 15 years of service before retiring as a librarian assistant at the Manteca Branch Library.

October 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


DOGGONE KIND ACTS

It was a day of little acts of kindness.

October 09, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Schools’ officer serves as road guard for first graders

Within the hour of seeing the two dogs saved, Manteca Police officer Steve Harris was protecting New Haven School first graders from noon hour traffic on Austin Road by using his black and white patrol car as a road guard while the kids walked to a nearby fire station down Austin Road.

October 09, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


The $1,000 banana split

San Jose resident Virginia Valdez lost her appetite for a banana split while in Manteca.

October 07, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Nosey neighbors help foil burglary

Residents in the 1300 block of Pajaro Street, just south of Northgate Drive, on Monday called Manteca Police about suspected burglars across the street from their residences. They reported seeing one man walk up to the front door and knock to apparently see if anyone was home while the other quickly went around to the rear of the home, they said.

October 07, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Sand gets in your eyes courtesy City of Manteca

The big muddy is back.

October 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dirt permanent fixture on Yosemite sidewalk

Speaking of sand and dirt, both are now permanent features on the sidewalk on the south side of Yosemite Avenue under the Highway 99 bridge.

October 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


News flash: It’s tough to dive on flat tires

Someone apparently has been watching too many Dukes of Hazards reruns.

October 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Speeding, inattentive motorists leave their marks

Bill Ludwig doesn't like the idea that a median placed in a new location on Woodward Avenue west of Airport Way has cost him part of his fence.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Speed bumps ruled out for Powers Avenue

Cars failing to stay on the street while traveling through Manteca is also a concern of Gary and Vickie Martin.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s men in pink

Who said read men don't wear pink?

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Paving two weeks away on Louise

The widening of Louise Avenue east of Cottage Avenue is well underway. Forms were put in place Tuesday on the north side of the street for curb and gutters.

October 01, 2013 | | Around Town


Typo flubs were definitely embarrassing

Corrections to Tuesday's Around Town column in the Manteca Bulletin didn't make it on the final page sent to the pressroom creating a fairly embarrassing situation.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - 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


The gang was all there Tuesday

It hasn't happened in well over 24 years, but all of the official candidates in an upcoming municipal election were in attendance at a Manteca City Council meeting.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Candidates are all over city map

If Mike Morowit is elected he will be the first Manteca City Council member from north of Lathrop Road as he resides in Union Ranch. Council hopeful Richard Silverman lives near Woodward Park as does incumbent Vince Hernandez. Cantu resides near Sierra High while Councilman Steve DeBrum - who is running for mayor - lives in east Manteca on the edge of the city limits in almond country.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SSJID cup is more than half empty

When the water year ends on Sept. 30, South San Joaquin Irrigation District expects to have 2,500 acre feet of water leftover

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Some homeless push shopping carts, he has a mobile shelf

The homeless are survivors by nature, so they're nothing if not crafty and resourceful. But is Manteca's homeless problem out of control?

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Caswell’s time on the big screen

One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


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