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Caswell’s time on the big screen

One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Unlicensed drivers help pay for new police equipment

Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moving Wall coming to Manteca

The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So where does former council hopeful live?

Balwant Singh Sandhu isn't running for the Lathrop City Council or the Manteca City Council.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Historical plaza is Manteca’s de facto homeless park

Manteca has an "unofficial" park for the homeless.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Welcome to Manteca thanks to Vince Haro

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manteca have toyed with the idea of "welcome signs" to Manteca off and on for the past 10 years.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dickey’s BBQ Pit opening Manteca store

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is coming to Manteca.

August 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The man with the silver tongue

Richard Silverman can turn a complex issue into witty one line zingers.

August 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stop sign for Crom & Foxfire?

Is there a stop sign in the future for Crom Street and Foxfire Drive in Manteca?

August 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Candidate is a liquor store owner and proud of it

Mike Morowit is not running away from who he is.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sign of the times: Cantu first one up

Ben Cantu gets points for being eager.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Crumpled car graces West Yosemite Ave.

Hasn't anyone that enforces abandoned car rules noticed the crumpled sedan complete with jagged metal sticking out and shattered glass around it parked on West Yosemite Avenue near Johnny's Restaurant?

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


$500 gutter flooding fine for Los Angeles?

On the first day of the state's "get tough" water conservation rules, a Los Angeles water pipe broke spilling 20 million gallons of water, submerging 960 cars in an underground parking garage, covering the University of California Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion's basketball court with 10 inches of water, and has caused other damages.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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Distracted shopping cart pushers strike once again

Robert Hendricksen e-mailed in this gem about his own shopping cart etiquette observations:

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bleak Christmas for teens?

Organizers of a Manteca Christmas Eve breakfast are worried that this may be a bleak Christmas for older children and younger teens.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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