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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 mantecagardenclub.org. The Manteca Library is located at 320 W. Center Street in ...

January 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Fourth of July in December

Christmas was still 14 days away but 14 Manteca non-profit groups were definitely being thinking about the Fourth of July.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Six City of Manteca employees will have returned by the time 2014 rolls around.

The retirees are Lewis Clark, police sergeant; Peggy Miller, animal services control officer; Jim Stone, Deputy Director Public Works overseeing utility services; Ron Tilton, solid waste collection worker III; firefighter William Todd; and Mark Hall, Parks and Recreation Director.

December 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Firefighter retires after 23 years

William "Bill" Todd completed his final shift Wednesday as a City of Manteca firefighter.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Nurses protest Manteca cuts

Registered nurses from Northern California Kaiser facilities will march to Kaiser headquarters to protest the closure of Kaiser Hayward's pediatrics unit, a reduction in services at Kaiser Manteca and other service reductions today at 11:30 a.m.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Snyder still working with pest cotnrol

Jack Snyder continues to buzz around government.

December 18, 2013 | | Around Town


Almond Blossom queen deadline

The deadline for the Almond Blossom Queen/Miss Ripon Competition is 4 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 20). Applicants must be a junior or senior in high school, between the ages of 16-19, and a Ripon resident. The application is available online at http://bit.ly/1bkbXXy, from the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, and from the local Ripon high schools.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SHARP team helped keep homeless warm

Members of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) Rapid Response Team are the unsung heroes of the effort to keep the homeless warm during the recent string of freezing overnight temperatures.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Christmas wish tree for needy, lonely seniors

Everyone who can makes an effort to remember less fortunate kids at Christmas who would otherwise go without gifts by donating toys and clothing to various collection efforts.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Slip, sliding away by In-n-Out

It's freezing at night but still people let their lawn sprinklers go creating major safety hazards on sidewalks and elsewhere.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New park, street will carry heroes’ names

Raymus Homes: The Next Generation is moving forward with Oleander Estates west of South Union Road and straddling Woodward Avenue.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Senior advocates staging town hall meeting on Kaiser Hospital cuts

The California Alliance for Retired Americans is conducting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center at South Main Street and Moffat Boulevard regarding what they refer to as "cuts and closures at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center".

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Volunteer for the holidays!

Spread the holiday joy by helping your community, donate your time, food, clothes or make a financial contribution. Here is a list of local places you can support in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 08, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Around Town


Giving Tree for Care & Rehab Residents

Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many of the requested items are simple day-to-day basic needs such as a pair of warm slippers, combs, shampoo, and soap.After you've made the purchases, bring them back ...

December 03, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


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Four outstanding Buffaloes honored

At the end of the school year's Senior Walk Out Rally, Manteca High presented four annual awards. They included:

June 19, 2014 | | Around Town


Manteca going to pot (co-op)?

David Jones wants to open a medical marijuana co-op in Manteca.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The East Union Cemetery Park?

Manteca may have another park but it isn't one you would want to have your kids play at.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s first city website was designed by Boy Scout

Manteca Councilman John Harris noted that the city's tech savvy has come a long way.

June 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Subway opens seventh store in Manteca

Ronald McDonald is eating Jared's dust.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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


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