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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


Is Manteca Unified teacher promoting religion in class?

A New Vision High student - the Manteca Unified School District's continuation high school in Weston Ranch - has complained to the Americans United for Separation of Church and State that a teacher is promoting an after school Bible club as well as religion in class.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


United Methodist Church marks 100 years in Manteca

Speaking of religion, Manteca's United Methodist Church is gearing up to celebrate their 100th year in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Teachers get to ‘double dip’ while Going Digital

A number of teachers must be loving the Going Digital initiative being implemented by the Manteca Unified School District.

December 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca bought water system to lower rates

Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


El Rey was Manteca’s grand dame back in 1937

It was the grand dame of Manteca.

December 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Place of Refuge spreads cheer

The Place of Refuge congregation spread holiday cheer far and wide this holiday season.

December 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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Brandon Bowers is a rising star

Manteca High graduate Brandon Bowers was selected as one of Editor & Publisher's 25 Under 35 individuals that are profiled annually.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless man creating safety hazard for cars

Several drivers have complained of late about the homeless gentleman who has set up shop at the East Yosemite Avenue entrance to the McDonald's across from In-n-Out Burger. Their complaint? The mobile rack that he has parked at the driveway isn't transparent creating a safety hazard.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wolf guests: Tough prey for thieves?

Great Wolf Lodge - the proposed $200 million destination resort featuring a 500-room hotel with indoor water-park - may not be very friendly for vehicle burglars.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Beware of ISIS, gangs & pit bulls

This week's best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of "why can't we just get along" goes to resident Richard Hanson.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drain speaking before Patriots on Thursday

Manteca Unified trustee Ashley Drain is the guest speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 19, gathering of the Manteca Patriots in the banquet room at Angelano's Restaurant, 1080 N. Main St.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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