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Ice cream trucks precede Santa’s sleigh

It was 62 degrees at mid-afternoon Monday in Manteca and music filled the air in some neighborhoods. No, not Christmas music. It was music from the speakers of an ice cream truck.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Silver Teapot is closed & up for sale

Downtown Manteca is losing one of its most unique businesses.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Letters To Santa 12-23-14

December 22, 2014 | | Around Town


Letters To Santa

December 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Police spread holiday cheer to homeless, needy kids & seniors

Toys, clothes and blankets are on the shopping lists for Manteca police officers and other employees who are invading Target and Walmart this weekend to help Santa make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate on their beats.

December 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Toy shortage for efforts to give kids a Christmas

You have two chances to play Santa for kids in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that may go without toys on Christmas.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stuff the Bus needs toys

Brandy Clark has some good news.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Three nominated for military academies

Congressman Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, has nominated three South County high school students for consideration for appointment to three of the nation's prestigious military academies.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E awards McParland $5,000

Manteca's George McParland School is receiving a $5,000 Bright Ideas Grant from Pacific Gas & Electric.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless encampments among almond orchards

The homeless are going country.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Suggests Crothall should line dry laundry outside

Del Web at Woodbridge resident Bill Goodwin has a solution for noise emitting from the new Crothall Helathcare Laundry Service located on Airport Way west of the north Manteca neighborhood.

November 20, 2014 | | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Merced goes digital at four-fifth the cost

Manteca Unified won't be the first school district in the 209 to "go digital."

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A flock of Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 440 will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for 10 young men this Sunday, Nov, 16, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Manteca Unified School District trustees Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain will have their first da

Manteca Unified School District trustees Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain will have their first day in court on Thursday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m., at the Stockton Courthouse.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tickets available for Thursday’s prayer breakfast

There is still time to buy tickets for the Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 7, at 6 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon National Day of Prayer set for Thursday

The community is invited to join the 10th annual Ripon Community National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. hosted by the First Christian Reformed Church, 305 Boesch Drive, Ripon.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tioga Road opens today

The continuing drought is allowing the opening of the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park for the second earliest time since 1980.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bronson, Drain may face recall

Answering to felony charges in San Joaquin County Superior Court this week is just one of the problems facing embattled Manteca Unified School District trustees Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson.

May 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Teachers union: Is Ashley Drain misusing district equipment?

The Manteca Teachers Association is pulling no punches about its thoughts about Ashley Drain, the Manteca Unified School District board member facing felony charges about lying about where she lived on her candidacy papers among other things.

May 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Unified trustees: Now you see them . . .

More than a few folks at the Manteca Unified School District level art show conducted Tuesday evening in the board room at the administrative complex on Louise Avenue noticed only five of the seven trustees' photos gracing the wall.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drain ready to do battle with MUSD

Ashley Drain apparently believes that the "enemy" is the Manteca Unified School District.

April 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tying purple ribbons for Relay for Life

When purple ribbons start showing up tied around trees and signposts throughout the community then you know the Manteca Relay for Life is getting near.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dillman serving as Hall of Fame MC

The master of ceremonies for this year's Manteca Hall of Fame is Place of Refuge Pastor Mike Dillman.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


7 Sierra students part of film festival

Films produced by seven Sierra High students will be shown on a screen at Brenden Theaters in Vacaville on Thursday.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Riponites finish Boston Marathon

Tiffany McBroom and Ramona Huerta can cross the Boston Marathon off their running bucket list.

April 21, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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