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Less space, more room in chambers

The remodel of the Manteca City Council Chambers dictated by significant changes in federal and state handicap access laws since it was first built in the 1980s has increased the capacity of the Manteca Civic Center meeting facility.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Snazzy new utility bills

Those snazzy new City of Manteca utility bills includes a customer's previous 12 months of water usage in cubic feet. The one thing it doesn't show is the point where water uses kicks into higher charges.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Harris says MHS team was best ever

Manteca Councilman John Harris believes the 2013 varsity football team is the best Manteca High has ever fielded.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mr. Coffee’s visit perks up staff

Call it the "Miracle on North Street."

February 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


It’s a jungle (gym) out there at park

LATHROP – "You touched the lava."

January 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


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


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Now we’re delivering free pizza to homeless

In the now we've seen everything department: A reader was driving down Moffat Boulevard this week when they noticed a pizza delivery vehicle pull up to a group of homeless individuals and hand them pizzas. It turns out someone had passed them and decided it would be a nice gesture to pay for pizza to have it delivered.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drive-by sign pitch for Measure G

Measure G support signs favoring the $159 million bond for Manteca Unified School District in the Nov. 4 election are popping up on doorsteps near schools.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Savage Fitness set to celebrate 1-year birthday

Ray Gonzalez's dream of personal training was always bigger than a garage gym.

September 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Leaking valve creates lasting pond near Kmart store

Josh Herbert is not a happy camper.

September 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless use flag as towel

So how do the homeless take showers?

September 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Doggone mess along Crom Street

A couple of weeks ago, concerned residents in the Crom Street area made sure that children walk to school safely. They lobbied the city into creating a three-way stop at the corner of Foxfire and Crom Street, citing concerns about speeding cars zooming right past children walking to and from Stella Brockman Elementary School.

September 19, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Around Town


A fumble that could hurt kids

It was an honest fumble.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Roast the mayor; benefit VFW post

Today is Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford's 72nd birthday.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Police departments fill shopping lists from government surplus

Ever wonder where federal surplus equipment goes?

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


You can name a Manteca street with bidding that starts at $2,500

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift - they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Denise’s Farmers Market opening stand in Lathrop

Denise's Farmers Market - a popular produce stand on East Highway 120 midway between Manteca and Escalon across from the winery - is opening a second location in October.

September 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


City violates water use rules; why garbage trucks are washed daily

There's a drought on.

September 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless protestor: No more war

For those who thought the homeless only used cardboard signs to make a pitch that they will work for food, a lone homeless picketer took to the sidewalk in front of the Manteca Bulletin Wednesday afternoon to fly a sign with a different message.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A way to get booking on more library space

Someone finally stated the obvious.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They want to avoid Nile Garden School

This may sound like heresy to the countless families over the years such as those in the Mission Ridge Drive neighborhoods that pushed to get their kids into Nile Garden School, but there are parents who are in the school's attendance zone that don't want their kids to go there.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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