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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


PG&E cutting down 36 trees under lines

PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Suggests Crothall should line dry laundry outside

Del Web at Woodbridge resident Bill Goodwin has a solution for noise emitting from the new Crothall Helathcare Laundry Service located on Airport Way west of the north Manteca neighborhood.

November 20, 2014 | | Around Town


It’s raining and sprinklers are on

It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.

November 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Merced goes digital at four-fifth the cost

Manteca Unified won't be the first school district in the 209 to "go digital."

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


A flock of Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 440 will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for 10 young men this Sunday, Nov, 16, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Panhandlers use kids as props

Readers over the past several months have reported seeing panhandlers throughout Manteca using little children as props when they are begging for money.

November 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless flap goes international

Manteca's decision to outlaw public defecation and outlawing the homeless' ability to set up encampments wherever they wish is drawing criticism from as far away as Alberta, Canada.

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ebola scare comes to Manteca today

Kaiser and Sutter Health registered nurses in Manteca, Modesto, and Tracy as well as elsewhere in Northern California are starting a two-day strike today protesting what they contend is "eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals."

November 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Former Manteca police officer writes book

Former Manteca Police officer David Bordenkircher has penned a book about growing up in Manteca as well as the dynamics that shaped the lives of two young boys - himself and his brother Dale Bordenkircher.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca recognizes Contributions of Sikhs

The Manteca City Council have declared November Sikh American Month.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Del Webb recognizing volunteers

Fifty men and women who have spent their lives volunteering and continue to do so are being honored tonight during a sold out sit down catered dinner at the Del Webb at Woodbridge clubhouse.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless definitely anxious for shelter

Manteca City Councilman-elect Mike Morowit dropped by Wal-Mart Thursday to pick up a few items.

November 08, 2014 | 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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