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Manteca grad lands role in new TV series

Cliff Chamberlain - a 1997 Manteca High graduate who has been enjoying success as an actor in live theater in Chicago - is heading to network TV.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Impressive gestures by Phil Waterford & Dennis Williams

When it comes to generosity, the gold standard is set by Manteca businessmen like Dennis Williams who oversees Ernie's Food and Spirits and Casino Real as well as Phil Waterford who owns Manteca Ford and Exotic High Car Line.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Beauty, the beholder & grass that’s less thirsty

One man's grass is another man's weed.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Where the rubber meets the rubber

While we're on the subject of Manteca stepping up to be more environmental friendly, it's been seven years since the first "rubber" streets were put in place in Manteca and they are still doing fine. A rubberized cape seal was put on sections of Cottage Avenue and Center Street while a rubberized overlay was used on segments of Alameda Street and Union Road.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca grad earns best novel recognition

William Kent Krueger has scored again.

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Hall of Fame marks 22nd year

Marion Elliott, Dino Curial and Jack Snyder - three men who have served on the Manteca Hall of Fame committee since its inception 22 years ago - accepted recognition from the Manteca City Council Tuesday for their organization's efforts.

May 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sign of the times

Carlon Perry and a fellow Veterans of Foreign Wars Jimmie Connors Post member were spotted putting up a sign Saturday morning at the corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive proclaiming it as the future home for the post.

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


‘I’m still alive, dude’

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Tony Agbayani told those attending Manteca Rotary's Law Day luncheon on Tuesday at Isadore's Restaurant of an encounter he had recently while walking late at night in Stockton

May 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Do as we say not as we do

Didn't get your weeds that are 6 inches or higher cut down before the Manteca Fire Department started its weed inspections on May 1?

May 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Get ready for 3rd Taco Bell

Manteca is getting another fast food restaurant in the form of the city's third Taco Bell.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gearing up for new interchange

The Fiore family that owns Center Appliance is betting that good things will start happening at the northern end of the Main Street corridor once the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange opens next year.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Firefighters raise $5,000

The seventh annual Manteca Firefighters Softball Tournament conducted April 22 at Big League Dreams raised more than $5,000 that the Manteca Firefighters Association plans to distribute to local charities. The tournament included 17 teams from fire departments throughout Northern California.

April 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tesla plant in Lathrop generates lots of buzz

So how big of a deal is it that Lathrop has landed one of the hottest – and arguably forward-thinking – companies in America?

April 23, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


Bad guys help pay costs for police rig

There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior advisory members sought

The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Doing the right thing

Honest people do exist.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Forced estate sale thanks to ADA suit at Barnwood in Ripon

Perhaps Carmichael-based attorney Scott Johnson will drop by the Barnwood Restaurant in Ripon this Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see if he can pick up a bargain.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Waterford thanks Thomas for efforts

Helping Manteca Chamber of Commerce clean flags and replace those that have been damaged: $5,000 or so.

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


MJC seeking chain gang

Want to join a gang?

July 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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