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Popeyes, pizza & more fashion coming soon

Three new businesses will be opening soon in Manteca.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

The place that sells pink forklifts

There's also a new forklift firm in town.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Personalized plate

Spotted on a Chevrolet Suburban on Thursday traveling down East Yosemite Avenue were the personalized license plates: IN2HAY.

January 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

What cost $900M, is called a hospital & contracts out most surgeries?

So is the new $900 million California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation hospital complex eight miles north of Manteca on Arch Road hurting Doctors Hospital of Manteca?

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Retiring after 27 years as an officer

Barry Blackburn - a peace officer considered by his peers as a cop's cop - is retiring after 27 years and one month of serving and protecting the people of Manteca.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

A team that Joann Tilton towers above

The Benfica Under 9 Girls Division team from the Manteca Futbol Club was honored by the Manteca City Council Tuesday for placing second in the NorCal State Soccer Cup.

January 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Custom Coach Fire Closes I-5

A Pennsylvania couple and their dog escaped from their 35-foot-long travel coach Tuesday afternoon on I-5 in Lathrop with only the clothes on their back as they watched their vehicle being totally engulfed in flames.

January 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town

Giving two turkeys a lift

Forget the old Exxon gasoline TV advertising slogan about putting a "tiger in the tank."

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Turkey pavement on South Main St.

Speaking of turkeys, the City of Manteca deserves such a designation for the stretch of southbound South Main Street just before the 120 Bypass onramp.

January 17, 2014 | | Around Town

Bingo! Hearts and Hands event a success

Bingo! Hearts and Hands emerged the big winner of Saturday's bingo event at the Manteca Senior Center. The non-profit family outreach center raised more than $3,500 for its fatherhood and teen pregnancy programs, said program director Laureen Tomlinson, far exceeding its expectations.

January 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Groups exercising the First Amendment

Three of the five pillars of the First Amendment are getting a workout Wednesday in Manteca at the most appropriate place - the Manteca Library and the adjoining Library Park.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

American Idol fans take note

South County American Idol fans are in for a treat today. FOX is treating Northern California American Idol fans to a special day early screening of the premiere of the 13th season at the AMC Showplace 16 at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, the 120 Bypass and Union Road.

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

When a cane is not a crutch

Interested in getting more versatility from your cane?

January 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Coming out of their shells in contest for crown

There's magic in the air in Ripon.

January 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town

SJ Master Gardener is guest speaker at Garden Club meeting

The first meeting of the Manteca Garden Club for the new year 2014 will be held Monday, Jan 20, in the John McFall Room of the Manteca Public Library. Social hour with refreshments will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 1 p.m. The featured speaker will be a San Joaquin County Master Gardener who will give a presentation on bare-root planting. Guests and prospective members are welcome. For more information about the garden club, visit the group's web site at The Manteca Library is located at 320 W. Center Street in ...

January 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town

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ADA workshop set for Monday

Lawsuits and threats of lawsuits against businesses and property owners related to alleged non-compliance with American Disabilities Act rules continue to grow in Manteca.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Ripon water forum Wednesday

A special forum on water use and availability in Ripon is being staged by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at the city hall council chambers on Wilma Avenue on Wednesday, July 16, from 6 until 8 p.m.

July 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Ripon boy in Boardwalk promo video

Ripon 11-year-old Mason McClure appears in Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's 22-minute promo piece for the 2014 season.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Manteca stands by decision to turn off water play feature

Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin's decision to turn off the interactive water play feature at Library Park this year due to the drought isn't popular with some folks.

July 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

‘Park’ would not include kids’ swings

Steve DeBrum does not want to see children's playground equipment at the East Union Cemetery.

July 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

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