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Flooding top Manteca issue

Given Manteca and the rest of California are wrestling with the consequences of four consecutive years of severe drought Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum finds it surreal that in less than seven months flooding - or more precisely the fear of it - could stop a large chunk of Manteca's economic development.

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon OKs 5-year lease for Mistlin

The City of Ripon and TPR Baseball agreed last Tuesday to re-up the lease agreement for the Mistlin Sports Park.

December 14, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Around Town


Will City Council give VFW same consideration?

The homeless and other scavengers are costing taxpayers money and creating health and safety issues at Manteca's $7 million transit center on Moffat Boulevard at South Main Street by rummaging through the trash bin.

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


CenterPoint seeks spec buildings

CenterPoint Business Park has been coming up short in the race to land employers at the approved 4 million square foot plus industrial park in north Manteca bounded by Lathrop Road, Airport Way, Roth Road, and the Union Pacific Railroad intermodal facility.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s wild giving tradition

Wild boar. Wild pheasant. Wild everything.

December 08, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Santa getting big boost from police

Santa's helpers will be out in force this weekend.

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD offers free family tech seminar

Need guidance on how to oversee your child's use of technology such as the Internet and school-issued tablets at home?

December 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


200,000 plus walk through corn mazes

It was a record year for attendance at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop.

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Growth = less congestion?

The daily afternoon back-up of traffic on Moffat Boulevard - often stretching from Austin Road past Woodward Avenue - isn't going away anytime soon.

November 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Community delivers 150 turkeys

Manteca answered the call Saturday

November 23, 2015 | | Around Town


Ulta Beauty opens Manteca store today

Ulta Beauty - Manteca's newest beauty supply store/salon - opens its doors today at 10 a.m. at Stadium Center anchored by Kohl's Department Store.

November 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Community outpouring for two-time victim

First her home in El Rancho Mobile Home Park was gutted by fire.

November 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Can Manteca make it safer for pedestrians accessing DHM?

Richard Hansen thinks the City of Manteca should step up to improve pedestrian safety near Doctors Hospital of Manteca and slow down traffic.

November 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The debate: 6-foot versus 7-foot fences

Lawrence Scrivner is among the Manteca residents weighing in on the debate before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday - and ultimately the Manteca City Council - about upping the legal allowable residential fence heights from 6 feet to 7 feet.

November 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Library offers help with health insurance program

The Manteca Library has a number of upcoming free programs.

November 08, 2015 | | Around Town


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Commercial BBQs target of air quality

The smoke - and smell - of commercial BBQ operations in Manteca and other San Joaquin Valley communities are in the crosshairs of a proposed San Joaquin ...

December 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ornelas bids Lathrop adieu at final meeting

Omar Ornelas has said his final goodbye.

December 27, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Ripon Police honor citizens for bravery

Two men were cited Wednesday afternoon in the Ripon City Council chambers for their bravery in taking down a suspect armed with a shotgun who ...

December 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Ceres, Manteca both seeking diverging diamond interchanges

Manteca isn't the only city in California pursuing the state's first "diverging diamond" interchange.

December 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD students earn honors concert nod

The San Joaquin County Honors Band, Orchestra and Choir contain a healthy number of Manteca Unified students.

December 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


1/3 of owner occupied homes built since 1990

The first decade of this century was a banner time for owner-occupied single family home construction.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Garbage collection changes for holidays

Manteca is changing its garbage collection for the next two weeks.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Toys needed for Christmas Eve breakfast

Santa's helpers need help.

December 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


U-turn on horizon for Daniels at Fishback

A major irritant for Fishback Road residents - customers from the nearby McDonald's at Airport Way and Daniels Street going down their street - will be ...

December 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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