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ADA lawsuit happy attorney’s $6,000 pay day

Pete Paulsen of House of Wheels fame noted that Scott Johnson - the extensively traveled handicapped attorney from Carmichael who peels off ADA lawsuits like they're toilet paper - a few years back actually cost him little over $6,000 once his attorney fees were factored into the equation.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Graffiti star appearing at hot rod party

On a happier note, mark Sunday, Oct. 12, on your calendar for the ultimate car show. That's when Pete Paulsen hosts his 25th annual Hot Rod Party.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Serial ADA lawsuit filer extracted money from French Camp

The filing of at least 21 civil lawsuits over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations against small Manteca businesses is serial lawsuit filer Scott Johnson's second venture into South San Joaquin County.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Court edict: Ex-sheriff’s star should be untarnished

Baxter Dunn's star should be untarnished.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s longest running unfinished project on cover of city budget

The cover of the proposed City of Manteca municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 has an interesting photo.

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


General attending Memorial Weekend

Brigadier General Jack Hagan is attending Sunday's Not Forgotten Memorial Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.

May 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Let them know they are not forgotten

The Veterans of Foreign Wars canteen in Ripon serves as a second home for many surviving GIs who served their country and in many cases paid a horrible price for freedom – a freedom that many of us take for granted.

May 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


Gary Singh is first Punjabi American on Manteca board

The Manteca Planning Commission could also be called the Melting Pot Commission.

May 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Thefts force Manteca to switch to aluminum power wiring

Copper wire thieves struck Lincoln Park and its baseball field again.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


2,500 ready to get down & muddy

Some 2,500 people have already signed up for the next mud run at Dell'Osso Farms on Saturday, May 31, at the Lathrop site on Manthey Road next to the San Joaquin River just off Interstate 5.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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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


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