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Port dispute hurting area almond growers

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) that represents the interests of almond growers, hullers/shellers,and processors has issued an urgent plea to state and federal legislators to help bring together both parties and find a solution to an ongoing labor dispute that has severely impacted almond shipments in and out of West Coast ports.

February 08, 2015 | | Around Town


Mantecan among loyal A’s fans

Manteca resident Mike Dias was among 15,000 fans that paid $10 each to attend the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ripon parents plan picketing at RUSD office

Several parents in the Ripon Unified School District were using social media over the weekend to encourage other parents to join them today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to picket the RUSD district office on North Acacia Ave.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Going Digital glitches part of expectation

System hiccups caused computer outages across the Manteca Unified School District on Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Library Park restrooms stay locked

There is a reason why it is not a good idea to unlock the Library Park restrooms unless there is a special event.

January 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use - or do they?

January 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

January 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Surprise! Manteca gets sixth Starbucks

Question: How many Starbucks does Manteca need?

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mr. Mayor, remove that bulb!

The calendar has turned to 2015 which means a new year but the same old refrain.

January 22, 2015 | | Around Town


Banta kicks RI Academy out but it’ll be in new campus by fall term

Banta School District is kicking the River Islands Technology Academy out.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sweet story about his time working at Spreckels

The year was 1966.

January 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dine & save this week in Manteca

It's Restaurant Week in Manteca.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Saturday Breakfast & Health Fair set

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is hosting Saturday's (Jan. 17) breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane that will include a health fair where participants will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for gift cards.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Is crossing 120 Bypass safe?

Do you feel safe crossing the overpasses at Main Street, Union Road and Airport Way on foot or bike?

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Perfect gift for Manteca fire chief

Kirk Waters got the best Christmas present a fire chief could ask for - no Christmas-related fires over the holiday season.

January 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Move retail space at Stadium Center

The owners of Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl's Department Store are seeking Manteca Planning Commission approval to build a 12,800-square-foot building with two suites.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Yet another investigator snooping on trustees’ trail

It's take a number for investigators earning paychecks chasing down leads about possible Manteca Unified School District trustee misconduct.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca High getting ready for state event

The following is a gem about the Manteca High Academic Decathlon Team that appeared in the San Joaquin County Office of Education's Outlook newsletter:

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Houses being torn down on East Yosemite

Two houses that have been boarded up across East Yosemite Avenue from the International of Pancakes will used in the coming week by the Manteca Fire Department for training purposes.

March 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Story behind bounced check & Sam Fant

Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant did not stick the school district with $4,000 in unpaid bills for using school facilities for community endeavors.

March 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mayor pro temp Mike Morowit is about brevity

Manteca Councilman Mike Morowit has a reputation of being able to hold up his end of a conversation and then some.

March 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Final unsheltered homeless count now put at 88

The final tally from the homeless count conducted in Manteca in January puts the unsheltered homeless count at 88 with 57 of those being male and 32 females. Of those, two were children. The count included six veterans.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior breakfast Saturday recognizes service clubs

Community service clubs are being recognized during the Saturday Senior Breakfast taking place this Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Has Manteca reclaimed Library Park?

Last summer using Library Park was anything but a family outing.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Did water thievery cause contamination?

The contracting company that filled up a water truck Thursday from a Manteca fire hydrant without permission has told Public Works staff they were sorry and they will pay for the water.

March 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Morenzone shared love of baseball with youth

Former Mayor Willie Weatherford knows the story of Fred "Mike" Morenzone well.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Veterans’ services now in Manteca

Manteca Councilman Richard Silverman passed on some good news for veterans.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Commuters can thank an almond grower

The folks at the American Public Transportation Association are impressed with San Joaquin County residents.

March 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Congressmen: Stanislaus River being grossly mismanaged

Congressmen Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, are talking the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to task for what they are calling a "gross mismanagement" of the Stanislaus River.

March 12, 2015 | | Around Town


Why was Morenzone Field so named?

Here's the Manteca history question of the day: Why did the city years ago honor Fred Morenzone by naming the adult softball field on Center Street west of Union Road after him?

March 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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