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Manteca patrol units will soon be 100 percent Chevy Tahoes

Chevrolet's old ad jingle "solid like a rock" is resonating well with Manteca Police and taxpayers.

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Downtown: Manteca’s No. 1 problem 52 years ago

Some things never change.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New FasTrak transponders available at Costco July 1

Commuters to the Bay Area that have to cross the Bay Bridge, San Mateo, Dumbarton, San Rafael, Carquinez or Golden Gate bridges will be able to buy the new FasTrak transponders that you can set for one, two or three passengers in Manteca starting July.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re not looking for water at Lincoln School

Crews drilling at Lincoln School on Tuesday weren't looking to sink a well for water.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lincoln Park picnic area project starts

Demolition crews started tearing down the Lincoln Park group picnic area shelter on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca author signing his books

John Rallios has a creative habit that's not unlike "The Hobbit."

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


River Islands students present ‘Evening of Art’

River Islands Technology Academy will celebrate its second annual Evening of Art tonight.

April 15, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


ACA drives up ER visits at Doctors

Double-digit growth in emergency room visits at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Pastor does gang diversion work at Weston Ranch High

Pastor James E. French is now working to help prevent at-risk teens at Weston Ranch High from falling under the influence of gangs.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


They’re asking: Why is Manteca allowing new swimming pools?

Some residents are wondering why a temporary moratorium on putting in swimming pools isn't part of the 14-point plan the Manteca City Council is considering when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to deal with the governor's mandate that water urban water use by slashed 25 percent below 2013 levels.

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bed bug notice puts big bite in Drain’s claim

Did Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain lie on her declaration of candidacy statement as well as Form 700 required to disclose real property, investments and where candidate and elected officials live?

April 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Smile! Your street’s on Google camera

Wonder who has lush lawns in Manteca and those who have cut back a bit to save water as of this week?

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Reusing water softened with salt can be deadly for plants

Speaking of droughts, several readers have indicated it is important for some agency - perhaps a municipal water department - to come up with information to advise people on what water savings might actually be detrimental.

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Street fair just over a week away

Upwards of 50,000 people are expected to attend the 19th annual Crossroads Street Fair Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, in downtown Manteca.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Radio Shack in Manteca not closing

Contrary to a radio report, a longtime tenant in the Manteca Marketplace shopping center is not closing its doors.

April 01, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


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New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year's end.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless man helps protect rentals

Karin Meyer has come up with a novel way to combat problems caused by homeless that don't respect private property laws while lending a helping hand to at least one homeless person at the same time.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


4,000 plus signed up for Lathrop 5K Mud Run

A little more than 4,000 people have signed up for the 2015 edition of the Mud Run on the Farm taking place Saturday, May 30, at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Bowling alley reopening today at noon

The Manteca Strike Zone and Family Fun Center is re-opening today at noon according to Crystal Wilson.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MEA equates a successful recall effort to more pay

The Manteca Educators Association leadership is distributing material to its members essentially saying recalling trustee Ashley Drain - and possibly Sam Fant - is essential to get a salary increase from the Manteca Unified School District board.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MUSD students in Kahoots! to set a world record

Manteca Unified School District students on Monday, May 18, are participating in district wide Kahoot! in an attempt to set the world record for the most amount of "Kahooters" participating in a single quiz. Classrooms district wide will be participating in the engaging new platform alongside classrooms around the globe.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


BOWLING ALLEY

For the first time ever, Manteca's bowling alley will not be owned by the Raymus family.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Another gas station for Manteca?

The Stadium Retail Center developers are working to bring a gas station and convenience food store to a parcel on the corner of the Fishback Road and Daniels Street intersection next door to where the city's third Taco Bell will break ground in the coming months.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca Unified board kingmaker?

Manteca Educators Association President Ken Johnson got a few laughs Tuesday at the Manteca Unified School District board meeting when he suggested that he'd come up with the money to help Don Scholl move back into Manteca.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Now you see him & now you don’t

While the Manteca Unified website was experiencing glitches in the past few days prompting the postponement of the action items for the regular meeting on Tuesday until tonight, it didn't stop the district from removing Alexander Bronson's mug shot from the website leaving the mugs of only six trustees.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Fastest growing VFW post in the nation

Manteca's Jimmie Connors Post 6311 led by Commander Carlon Perry is now officially the fastest growing Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the nation.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ten citizens serving on City of Manteca water conservation advisory board

The Manteca City Council has appointed 10 citizens to a committee to advise them on water conservation measures that the city could possibly implement.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MEA takes pot shot at Sam Fant

Say what you want about Manteca Unified School District trustee Sam Fant but he doesn't deserve the latest black eye that the Manteca Educators Association is delivering.

May 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Supervisor Elliott speaking at Patriots Meeting Thursday

Bob Elliott, the San Joaquin County Supervisor for District 5, is the speaker for the next Manteca Patriots meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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