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A team that Joann Tilton towers above

The Benfica Under 9 Girls Division team from the Manteca Futbol Club was honored by the Manteca City Council Tuesday for placing second in the NorCal State Soccer Cup.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Custom Coach Fire Closes I-5

A Pennsylvania couple and their dog escaped from their 35-foot-long travel coach Tuesday afternoon on I-5 in Lathrop with only the clothes on their back as they watched their vehicle being totally engulfed in flames.

January 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Giving two turkeys a lift

Forget the old Exxon gasoline TV advertising slogan about putting a "tiger in the tank."

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Turkey pavement on South Main St.

Speaking of turkeys, the City of Manteca deserves such a designation for the stretch of southbound South Main Street just before the 120 Bypass onramp.

January 17, 2014 | | Around Town


Bingo! Hearts and Hands event a success

Bingo! Hearts and Hands emerged the big winner of Saturday's bingo event at the Manteca Senior Center. The non-profit family outreach center raised more than $3,500 for its fatherhood and teen pregnancy programs, said program director Laureen Tomlinson, far exceeding its expectations.

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Groups exercising the First Amendment

Three of the five pillars of the First Amendment are getting a workout Wednesday in Manteca at the most appropriate place - the Manteca Library and the adjoining Library Park.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


American Idol fans take note

South County American Idol fans are in for a treat today. FOX is treating Northern California American Idol fans to a special day early screening of the premiere of the 13th season at the AMC Showplace 16 at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


When a cane is not a crutch

Interested in getting more versatility from your cane?

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Coming out of their shells in contest for crown

There's magic in the air in Ripon.

January 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


SJ Master Gardener is guest speaker at Garden Club meeting

The first meeting of the Manteca Garden Club for the new year 2014 will be held Monday, Jan 20, in the John McFall Room of the Manteca Public Library. Social hour with refreshments will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 1 p.m. The featured speaker will be a San Joaquin County Master Gardener who will give a presentation on bare-root planting. Guests and prospective members are welcome. For more information about the garden club, visit the group's web site at mantecagardenclub.org. The Manteca Library is located at 320 W. Center Street in ...

January 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Fourth of July in December

Christmas was still 14 days away but 14 Manteca non-profit groups were definitely being thinking about the Fourth of July.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Six City of Manteca employees will have returned by the time 2014 rolls around.

The retirees are Lewis Clark, police sergeant; Peggy Miller, animal services control officer; Jim Stone, Deputy Director Public Works overseeing utility services; Ron Tilton, solid waste collection worker III; firefighter William Todd; and Mark Hall, Parks and Recreation Director.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Firefighter retires after 23 years

William "Bill" Todd completed his final shift Wednesday as a City of Manteca firefighter.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Nurses protest Manteca cuts

Registered nurses from Northern California Kaiser facilities will march to Kaiser headquarters to protest the closure of Kaiser Hayward's pediatrics unit, a reduction in services at Kaiser Manteca and other service reductions today at 11:30 a.m.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Snyder still working with pest cotnrol

Jack Snyder continues to buzz around government.

December 18, 2013 | | Around Town


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Hookah lounge possible

A hookah lounge in Manteca?

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Get ready for third ARCO

Third one's a charm.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Builders bite a helping hand from Manteca

Here's a little tidbit for those who worry about Manteca's business friendly quotient.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Helping Manteca stay SHARP

It's the ultimate volunteer endeavor.

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Watering during the heat of day

So how's that voluntary water conservation strategy the City of Manteca is going with as a way to reduce water consumption by 20 percent working?

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Up in the sky it’s a bird . . .

Those low flying helicopters sweeping over parts of Manteca on Tuesday and Wednesday were all part of an ongoing PG&E commitment to safety.

March 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mantecan’s art work in Cage show

Emily Whitaker answered a call-out for a quirky San Francisco art show, never realizing her submission would be accepted and then broadcast across the globe by a leading news source.

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Strapped in for safety

Is Junior bouncing around in his car seat? Is little Missy struggling to stay upright?

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


MASL coaches net awards

The Manteca Area Soccer League's spring season is just around the corner.

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Waterford donates $3K for healthy meal effort

There are two things Phil Waterford loves just as much as putting someone in the right car or truck.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Mountain climbers

Two Manteca fitness centers traded the comforts of home for one of Northern California's popular trails on Sunday morning.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Boutique Couture

Boutique Couture will open its new location at 204 Main Street in Ripon in April, said owner Carol Noceti.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Panera Bread opts for Manteca

Panera Bread is moving forward with plans to build a Manteca location.

March 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New home for Ronald McDonald

Site work started this week for the new McDonald's at the corner of Yosemite and Commerce avenues just down the street from the current location.

March 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca gets an ‘F’ for water reduction

So how has the City of Manteca responded to the California drought emergency and Gov. Brown's plea for all Californians to reduce water consumption by 20 percent?

March 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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