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Six City of Manteca employees will have returned by the time 2014 rolls around.

The retirees are Lewis Clark, police sergeant; Peggy Miller, animal services control officer; Jim Stone, Deputy Director Public Works overseeing utility services; Ron Tilton, solid waste collection worker III; firefighter William Todd; and Mark Hall, Parks and Recreation Director.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Firefighter retires after 23 years

William "Bill" Todd completed his final shift Wednesday as a City of Manteca firefighter.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Nurses protest Manteca cuts

Registered nurses from Northern California Kaiser facilities will march to Kaiser headquarters to protest the closure of Kaiser Hayward's pediatrics unit, a reduction in services at Kaiser Manteca and other service reductions today at 11:30 a.m.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Snyder still working with pest cotnrol

Jack Snyder continues to buzz around government.

December 18, 2013 | | Around Town


Almond Blossom queen deadline

The deadline for the Almond Blossom Queen/Miss Ripon Competition is 4 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 20). Applicants must be a junior or senior in high school, between the ages of 16-19, and a Ripon resident. The application is available online at http://bit.ly/1bkbXXy, from the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, and from the local Ripon high schools.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SHARP team helped keep homeless warm

Members of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) Rapid Response Team are the unsung heroes of the effort to keep the homeless warm during the recent string of freezing overnight temperatures.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Christmas wish tree for needy, lonely seniors

Everyone who can makes an effort to remember less fortunate kids at Christmas who would otherwise go without gifts by donating toys and clothing to various collection efforts.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Slip, sliding away by In-n-Out

It's freezing at night but still people let their lawn sprinklers go creating major safety hazards on sidewalks and elsewhere.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New park, street will carry heroes’ names

Raymus Homes: The Next Generation is moving forward with Oleander Estates west of South Union Road and straddling Woodward Avenue.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior advocates staging town hall meeting on Kaiser Hospital cuts

The California Alliance for Retired Americans is conducting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center at South Main Street and Moffat Boulevard regarding what they refer to as "cuts and closures at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center".

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Volunteer for the holidays!

Spread the holiday joy by helping your community, donate your time, food, clothes or make a financial contribution. Here is a list of local places you can support in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 08, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Around Town


Giving Tree for Care & Rehab Residents

Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many of the requested items are simple day-to-day basic needs such as a pair of warm slippers, combs, shampoo, and soap.After you've made the purchases, bring them back ...

December 03, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Holiday boutique at Emeritus this weekend

The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American troops overseas. Emeritus has teamed up with the Palmers for an Operation Candy Cane to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at ...

December 02, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Manteca folks come through for 200 families

Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Turkey Day Throwdown

The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


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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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