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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


Groups exercising the First Amendment

Three of the five pillars of the First Amendment are getting a workout Wednesday in Manteca at the most appropriate place - the Manteca Library and the adjoining Library Park.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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ADA lawsuit happy attorney’s $6,000 pay day

Pete Paulsen of House of Wheels fame noted that Scott Johnson - the extensively traveled handicapped attorney from Carmichael who peels off ADA lawsuits like they're toilet paper - a few years back actually cost him little over $6,000 once his attorney fees were factored into the equation.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Graffiti star appearing at hot rod party

On a happier note, mark Sunday, Oct. 12, on your calendar for the ultimate car show. That's when Pete Paulsen hosts his 25th annual Hot Rod Party.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Serial ADA lawsuit filer extracted money from French Camp

The filing of at least 21 civil lawsuits over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations against small Manteca businesses is serial lawsuit filer Scott Johnson's second venture into South San Joaquin County.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Court edict: Ex-sheriff’s star should be untarnished

Baxter Dunn's star should be untarnished.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s longest running unfinished project on cover of city budget

The cover of the proposed City of Manteca municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 has an interesting photo.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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