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Popeyes, pizza & more fashion coming soon

Three new businesses will be opening soon in Manteca.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The place that sells pink forklifts

There's also a new forklift firm in town.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Personalized plate

Spotted on a Chevrolet Suburban on Thursday traveling down East Yosemite Avenue were the personalized license plates: IN2HAY.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What cost $900M, is called a hospital & contracts out most surgeries?

So is the new $900 million California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation hospital complex eight miles north of Manteca on Arch Road hurting Doctors Hospital of Manteca?

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Retiring after 27 years as an officer

Barry Blackburn - a peace officer considered by his peers as a cop's cop - is retiring after 27 years and one month of serving and protecting the people of Manteca.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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Silverman is off and running

Richard Silverman last week became the first candidate to qualify for the Manteca City Council ballot as all of his signatures on his nomination papers have been verified.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


On good authority: Roger Craig in Tracy

Sports Authority is opening a store in Tracy's West Valley Mall on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8 a.m.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Doing the right thing

Honest people do exist.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Forced estate sale thanks to ADA suit at Barnwood in Ripon

Perhaps Carmichael-based attorney Scott Johnson will drop by the Barnwood Restaurant in Ripon this Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see if he can pick up a bargain.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Waterford thanks Thomas for efforts

Helping Manteca Chamber of Commerce clean flags and replace those that have been damaged: $5,000 or so.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MJC seeking chain gang

Want to join a gang?

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


49er fans score $30 game rides

Northern San Joaquin Valley fans of the San Francisco 49er fans with game tickets have been dealt an ACE when it comes to avoiding game day traffic and sky high parking costs at the new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What flood problems? Not with Gov. Brown

Manteca resident Richard Hanson gets in short zingers from time-to-time during public comments at the Manteca City Council meetings.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The RAT got the cheese

Manteca Police Department Police Chief Nick Obligacion and his officers are basking in the widespread media attention given to the quick resolution to the Great Tillamook Cheese Bus Caper.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Remembering Victor Gully

Tuesday's Manteca City Council meeting was adjourned in memory of Victor Gully who passed away June 25 at the age of 79.

July 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mantecan senior queen for festa in Monterey

The 82nd annual Festa do Espirito Santo de Manteca wasn't the only Portuguese Holy Ghost celebration in Northern California.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


And they’re off & running

Mike Morowit is wasting no time.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


National Night Out block parties Aug. 5

The 27th annual Manteca National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 5.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New place for food & brews in Manteca

Manteca is getting another restaurant.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Library Park: Homeless haven?

Add yet another Manteca resident that is more than a little upset about conditions at Library Park and believes the municipal motto "Family City" is misleading given what city leaders have allowed to happen.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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