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Candidates are all over city map

If Mike Morowit is elected he will be the first Manteca City Council member from north of Lathrop Road as he resides in Union Ranch. Council hopeful Richard Silverman lives near Woodward Park as does incumbent Vince Hernandez. Cantu resides near Sierra High while Councilman Steve DeBrum - who is running for mayor - lives in east Manteca on the edge of the city limits in almond country.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SSJID cup is more than half empty

When the water year ends on Sept. 30, South San Joaquin Irrigation District expects to have 2,500 acre feet of water leftover

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Some homeless push shopping carts, he has a mobile shelf

The homeless are survivors by nature, so they're nothing if not crafty and resourceful. But is Manteca's homeless problem out of control?

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Caswell’s time on the big screen

One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Unlicensed drivers help pay for new police equipment

Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Moving Wall coming to Manteca

The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


So where does former council hopeful live?

Balwant Singh Sandhu isn't running for the Lathrop City Council or the Manteca City Council.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Historical plaza is Manteca’s de facto homeless park

Manteca has an "unofficial" park for the homeless.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Welcome to Manteca thanks to Vince Haro

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manteca have toyed with the idea of "welcome signs" to Manteca off and on for the past 10 years.

August 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dickey’s BBQ Pit opening Manteca store

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is coming to Manteca.

August 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The man with the silver tongue

Richard Silverman can turn a complex issue into witty one line zingers.

August 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stop sign for Crom & Foxfire?

Is there a stop sign in the future for Crom Street and Foxfire Drive in Manteca?

August 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Candidate is a liquor store owner and proud of it

Mike Morowit is not running away from who he is.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sign of the times: Cantu first one up

Ben Cantu gets points for being eager.

July 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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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


Congressmen making tracks

By the time you read this, the train probably has already pulled out of the station.

March 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wrong number to report homeless

Tuesday's Around Town had the wrong non-emergency number to call Manteca Police dispatch when you come across a homeless gentleman who often poses a safety hazard at the entrance to McDonald's on East Yosemite Avenue across from the center anchored by Grocery Outlet.

March 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wounded Warrior speaking at ‘Evening of Honor’

Shilo Harris - an Army staff sergeant that survived an IED explosion while on patrol in Iraq during the Global War on Terror - is the guest speaker for this Friday's sold-out third annual "Evening of Honor" at the Place of Refuge church.

March 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


2nd Amendment rights talk topic

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms Gun Shop, will discuss the latest court cases and legislation involving the Second Amendment rights when the Manteca Patriots meet on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. with featured speaker.

March 11, 2015 | | Around Town


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