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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


Bleak Christmas for teens?

Organizers of a Manteca Christmas Eve breakfast are worried that this may be a bleak Christmas for older children and younger teens.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ice cream trucks precede Santa’s sleigh

It was 62 degrees at mid-afternoon Monday in Manteca and music filled the air in some neighborhoods. No, not Christmas music. It was music from the speakers of an ice cream truck.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The Silver Teapot is closed & up for sale

Downtown Manteca is losing one of its most unique businesses.

December 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Letters To Santa 12-23-14

December 22, 2014 | | Around Town


Letters To Santa

December 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Police spread holiday cheer to homeless, needy kids & seniors

Toys, clothes and blankets are on the shopping lists for Manteca police officers and other employees who are invading Target and Walmart this weekend to help Santa make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate on their beats.

December 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Toy shortage for efforts to give kids a Christmas

You have two chances to play Santa for kids in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that may go without toys on Christmas.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Stuff the Bus needs toys

Brandy Clark has some good news.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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Articles by Section - 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


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


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