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River Islands part of Manteca Unified?

River Islands at Lathrop is expected to decide next month whether to go ahead with a request to switch from Banta School District and Tracy High School District to join Manteca Unified School District.

November 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

Judy and Jimmy Spears are starting to wonder when the U.S. Postal Service will deliver on a repair.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


Why are fountains still flowing?

A reader wondered why the Del Webb at Woodbridge water fountains are still operating. The short answer is because they re-circulate water.

May 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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