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Gearing up for new interchange

The Fiore family that owns Center Appliance is betting that good things will start happening at the northern end of the Main Street corridor once the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange opens next year.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Firefighters raise $5,000

The seventh annual Manteca Firefighters Softball Tournament conducted April 22 at Big League Dreams raised more than $5,000 that the Manteca Firefighters Association plans to distribute to local charities. The tournament included 17 teams from fire departments throughout Northern California.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tesla plant in Lathrop generates lots of buzz

So how big of a deal is it that Lathrop has landed one of the hottest – and arguably forward-thinking – companies in America?

April 23, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Bad guys help pay costs for police rig

There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior advisory members sought

The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The rabbit is coming up short

The Easter Bunny needs some help.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior tax filing assistance

Seniors needing assistance with filing their 2013 income tax returns may call the Manteca Senior Center at 209.456.8650 to schedule an appointment with AARP for tax-preparation assistance.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘Chewy’ available for adoption

This week's featured Manteca Animal Shelter pet is "Chewy."

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Book drive helps area libraries

Lori Adams, Lori Little, Lisa Boone, Erin Nussbaumer and Trina Ramsey - known as "The Lori's & Company" are hosting their third annual book drive.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Who in Manteca has ‘Got Talent?’

The Manteca Youth Advisory Commission and GK Music are seeking talented singers, dancers, musicians, bands, comics, magicians and other talented youth, teens and young adults ages 5-21 for "Got Talent?", a talent show and competition to be held Saturday, April 26, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Free city Shred-It April 19

Want to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft?

April 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


8 hours short of another record

It may have been a record - or at least a tie.

April 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


33 years & counting

They've been working for the City of Manteca for 33 years each - and that's no joke.

April 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Boy Scout exec travels for breakfast & company

People will travel for good food, but they'll go to even greater lengths for good company.

April 02, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Red Hatters play down in Monterey

Monterey always makes for a pleasant weekend, but adding 120 or so Red Hatters frolicking in the Embassy Hotel near Monterey Bay - including 10 from Manteca - adds an indescribable level of karma for all those involved including the onlookers.

March 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


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Four outstanding Buffaloes honored

At the end of the school year's Senior Walk Out Rally, Manteca High presented four annual awards. They included:

June 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Manteca going to pot (co-op)?

David Jones wants to open a medical marijuana co-op in Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The East Union Cemetery Park?

Manteca may have another park but it isn't one you would want to have your kids play at.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s first city website was designed by Boy Scout

Manteca Councilman John Harris noted that the city's tech savvy has come a long way.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Subway opens seventh store in Manteca

Ronald McDonald is eating Jared's dust.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


ADA lawsuit happy attorney’s $6,000 pay day

Pete Paulsen of House of Wheels fame noted that Scott Johnson - the extensively traveled handicapped attorney from Carmichael who peels off ADA lawsuits like they're toilet paper - a few years back actually cost him little over $6,000 once his attorney fees were factored into the equation.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Graffiti star appearing at hot rod party

On a happier note, mark Sunday, Oct. 12, on your calendar for the ultimate car show. That's when Pete Paulsen hosts his 25th annual Hot Rod Party.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Serial ADA lawsuit filer extracted money from French Camp

The filing of at least 21 civil lawsuits over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations against small Manteca businesses is serial lawsuit filer Scott Johnson's second venture into South San Joaquin County.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Court edict: Ex-sheriff’s star should be untarnished

Baxter Dunn's star should be untarnished.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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