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Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use - or do they?

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mr. Mayor, remove that bulb!

The calendar has turned to 2015 which means a new year but the same old refrain.

January 22, 2015 | | Around Town


Banta kicks RI Academy out but it’ll be in new campus by fall term

Banta School District is kicking the River Islands Technology Academy out.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sweet story about his time working at Spreckels

The year was 1966.

January 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dine & save this week in Manteca

It's Restaurant Week in Manteca.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Saturday Breakfast & Health Fair set

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is hosting Saturday's (Jan. 17) breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane that will include a health fair where participants will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for gift cards.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is crossing 120 Bypass safe?

Do you feel safe crossing the overpasses at Main Street, Union Road and Airport Way on foot or bike?

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Perfect gift for Manteca fire chief

Kirk Waters got the best Christmas present a fire chief could ask for - no Christmas-related fires over the holiday season.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is Manteca Unified teacher promoting religion in class?

A New Vision High student - the Manteca Unified School District's continuation high school in Weston Ranch - has complained to the Americans United for Separation of Church and State that a teacher is promoting an after school Bible club as well as religion in class.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


United Methodist Church marks 100 years in Manteca

Speaking of religion, Manteca's United Methodist Church is gearing up to celebrate their 100th year in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Teachers get to ‘double dip’ while Going Digital

A number of teachers must be loving the Going Digital initiative being implemented by the Manteca Unified School District.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca bought water system to lower rates

Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


El Rey was Manteca’s grand dame back in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Mayor pro temp Mike Morowit is about brevity

Manteca Councilman Mike Morowit has a reputation of being able to hold up his end of a conversation and then some.

March 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Final unsheltered homeless count now put at 88

The final tally from the homeless count conducted in Manteca in January puts the unsheltered homeless count at 88 with 57 of those being male and 32 females. Of those, two were children. The count included six veterans.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior breakfast Saturday recognizes service clubs

Community service clubs are being recognized during the Saturday Senior Breakfast taking place this Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Has Manteca reclaimed Library Park?

Last summer using Library Park was anything but a family outing.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Did water thievery cause contamination?

The contracting company that filled up a water truck Thursday from a Manteca fire hydrant without permission has told Public Works staff they were sorry and they will pay for the water.

March 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Morenzone shared love of baseball with youth

Former Mayor Willie Weatherford knows the story of Fred "Mike" Morenzone well.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Veterans’ services now in Manteca

Manteca Councilman Richard Silverman passed on some good news for veterans.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Commuters can thank an almond grower

The folks at the American Public Transportation Association are impressed with San Joaquin County residents.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Congressmen: Stanislaus River being grossly mismanaged

Congressmen Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, are talking the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to task for what they are calling a "gross mismanagement" of the Stanislaus River.

March 12, 2015 | | Around Town


Why was Morenzone Field so named?

Here's the Manteca history question of the day: Why did the city years ago honor Fred Morenzone by naming the adult softball field on Center Street west of Union Road after him?

March 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Congressmen making tracks

By the time you read this, the train probably has already pulled out of the station.

March 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wrong number to report homeless

Tuesday's Around Town had the wrong non-emergency number to call Manteca Police dispatch when you come across a homeless gentleman who often poses a safety hazard at the entrance to McDonald's on East Yosemite Avenue across from the center anchored by Grocery Outlet.

March 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wounded Warrior speaking at ‘Evening of Honor’

Shilo Harris - an Army staff sergeant that survived an IED explosion while on patrol in Iraq during the Global War on Terror - is the guest speaker for this Friday's sold-out third annual "Evening of Honor" at the Place of Refuge church.

March 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


2nd Amendment rights talk topic

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms Gun Shop, will discuss the latest court cases and legislation involving the Second Amendment rights when the Manteca Patriots meet on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. with featured speaker.

March 11, 2015 | | Around Town


Take me out to the ball game

Little League is still the big spring thing in Manteca.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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