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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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Michael Vega Park dedication Tuesday

Michael Vega Park is being dedicated on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at River Islands at Lathrop.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The prize for Going Digital? An Xbox

Nothing says education like an Xbox One, right?

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless veteran gets home, car for his family

Here's a different take on Manteca's homeless.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New home for VFW on fast track at city hall

The Moffat Community Center that will serve as the home of the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is on the fast track.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Construction sends speeders into once quiet neighborhood

Road construction on Louise Avenue has turned Devonshire Avenue into a race track.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Harris: City should buy reflectors for nighttime bicycle riders

There's a lot of drug money out there.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Noise complaints about Crothall Laundry operation

More than a few Del Webb at Woodbridge residents are hoping for a neighbor to go about doing their laundry a bit quieter.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Matt Vaughn working as Reno TV news reporter

Matt Vaughn is on the air in Reno.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tracy rolls out Ornament Stroll on Nov. 15

Tracy's downtown does a Herculean job of finding ways to get folks to visit the community's central business district.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police chief is 49er fan

Police chief

November 03, 2014 | | Around Town


Volunteers form board for cemetery

The past few months have seen several changes at the pioneer East Union Memorial Cemetery, beginning with the passing of Evelyn Prouty in July.

November 03, 2014 | | Around Town


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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