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St. Anthony School crab feed set for Feb. 15

St. Anthony's School is hosting its fifth annual crab feed fund-raiser Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 11 p.m. The event will be held in the school gymnasium, 323 N. Fremont Ave., corner Sutter Street. Kicking off the evening will be a Wine & Cheese tasting, back by popular demand, to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner, which will be served starting at 6:30, will consist of marinated crab, pasta, salad and bread. There will be a no-host bar.

February 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Less space, more room in chambers

The remodel of the Manteca City Council Chambers dictated by significant changes in federal and state handicap access laws since it was first built in the 1980s has increased the capacity of the Manteca Civic Center meeting facility.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Snazzy new utility bills

Those snazzy new City of Manteca utility bills includes a customer's previous 12 months of water usage in cubic feet. The one thing it doesn't show is the point where water uses kicks into higher charges.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Harris says MHS team was best ever

Manteca Councilman John Harris believes the 2013 varsity football team is the best Manteca High has ever fielded.

February 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Mr. Coffee’s visit perks up staff

Call it the "Miracle on North Street."

February 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


It’s a jungle (gym) out there at park

LATHROP – "You touched the lava."

January 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Around Town


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


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Lawn blower season ramps up once again

You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Silverman supporting DeBrum in mayor’s race

Rich Silverman is not splitting hairs.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


AP appoints Rindels as statehouse reporter in Nevada

Sierra High graduate Michelle Rindels has been tapped by the Associated Press to serve as the Nevada statehouse reporter in Carson City.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Political advertising surprise

Ben Cantu wants to be Manteca's mayor.

October 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


What’s the next act for old El Rey?

They're busy sprucing up the long-vacant Kelley Brothers Brewing Co. in the heart of downtown Manteca including new paint.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


It’s Hot Rod Party time on Sunday

In an area with a car show practically every weekend, the gatherings can become routine.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dickey’s BBQ opening on Thursday

Get ready for the 22nd eating establishment within two blocks of ground zero for dining out in Manteca - the intersection of East Yosemite Avenue and Commerce Avenue.

October 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Tony Amador for mayor of Manteca?

What does Tony Amador have to do with the Manteca mayoral race?

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Now we’re delivering free pizza to homeless

In the now we've seen everything department: A reader was driving down Moffat Boulevard this week when they noticed a pizza delivery vehicle pull up to a group of homeless individuals and hand them pizzas. It turns out someone had passed them and decided it would be a nice gesture to pay for pizza to have it delivered.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Drive-by sign pitch for Measure G

Measure G support signs favoring the $159 million bond for Manteca Unified School District in the Nov. 4 election are popping up on doorsteps near schools.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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