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Brandon Bowers is a rising star

Manteca High graduate Brandon Bowers was selected as one of Editor & Publisher's 25 Under 35 individuals that are profiled annually.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless man creating safety hazard for cars

Several drivers have complained of late about the homeless gentleman who has set up shop at the East Yosemite Avenue entrance to the McDonald's across from In-n-Out Burger. Their complaint? The mobile rack that he has parked at the driveway isn't transparent creating a safety hazard.

March 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Wolf guests: Tough prey for thieves?

Great Wolf Lodge - the proposed $200 million destination resort featuring a 500-room hotel with indoor water-park - may not be very friendly for vehicle burglars.

March 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

March 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Looking for a shopping cart?

What's the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council - well, at least a previous council.

February 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

February 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Beware of ISIS, gangs & pit bulls

This week's best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of "why can't we just get along" goes to resident Richard Hanson.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drain speaking before Patriots on Thursday

Manteca Unified trustee Ashley Drain is the guest speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 19, gathering of the Manteca Patriots in the banquet room at Angelano's Restaurant, 1080 N. Main St.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Port dispute hurting area almond growers

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) that represents the interests of almond growers, hullers/shellers,and processors has issued an urgent plea to state and federal legislators to help bring together both parties and find a solution to an ongoing labor dispute that has severely impacted almond shipments in and out of West Coast ports.

February 08, 2015 | | Around Town


Mantecan among loyal A’s fans

Manteca resident Mike Dias was among 15,000 fans that paid $10 each to attend the Oakland A's FanFest on Sunday.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Articles by Section - 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


Interested in having your dog part of dog therapy effort?

Manteca's Therapy Dog Club - Paws4Friends - is well known for the work they do having a handler and dog visit places such as Manteca Care, The Commons, Emeritus and Prestige, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, the Manteca Library, French Camp School, Agape Foster Agency, as well as Haven of Peace and Raymus House.

April 01, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town


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