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From elegant edibles to spring fashion & tea

The Manteca Sororptimist Spring Tea & Fashion Show is Saturday, March 29, at noon at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tea is served at 1 p.m. with a three-course luncheon. Models from age 15 to over 60 will show off fashions from Maurices and the Dress Barn. Tickets are $25. They are available at Tipton's in downtown Manteca or from Soropotimist members.

March 27, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

Debate over city carriages lack a lot of horse sense

Ever walk down a city street and come across the "emissions" from a horse?

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Hobby Lobby family owners battle for their civil conscience

Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca council learns a lesson from rep of the ‘cold-hearted snake’

The time has come to stop treating home builders as if they are the most essential part of Manteca's economy.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Song in my heart: I Got 5 on Jesus

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." – 1 Tim. 2:1

March 21, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns

Pensions & driving spike into the public

Justice and the law are not interchangeable.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Shrimp feed & fish fry to Civil War re-enactment

Manteca's Every 15 Minutes Program's 6th annual Shrimp Feed will take place on Saturday, March 22, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant Street in Manteca. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., while an all-you-can-eat-shrimp dinner with pasta, salad and dessert will be served at 6:30 followed by a raffle at 8 and DJ playing until midnight. Don't worry about driving home though, a safe and sober ride home will be available. Tickets are $35 each. For more info about the event go to

March 20, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

Take me out of the ball game, please

"You throw like a girl."

March 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Reacting to the shakes in California no laughing matter

Freaking funny.

March 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Barely making it: Manteca’s working poor

"Tony" - not his real name - likes his bosses and his jobs. He doesn't want his name used because he doesn't want to sound like he's complaining. He says he knows he has it better than a lot of people but still he's frustrated. Plus he's also not too sure if it is a good thing that employers know that he's actively looking for another job.

March 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Freethinkers, Christians, atheists & civil discourse

Civil discourse – an American tradition that seems to have suffered as society has become more impersonal – is back. Well, kind of back.

March 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s time for everyone to celebrate everything Irish

Crab feeds are almost over; it's time to get your grub on with corned beef and cabbage! The Manteca Council #88 Young Men Institute is hosting a corned beef and cabbage dinner at the St. Anthonys Cafeteria today. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children, and you don't have to buy a ticket – simply pay at the door. Takeout dinner is available from 4:30 p.m., sit-down dinner is at 5.

March 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capital of the Silicon Valley.

March 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Restore fish habitat on the LA River

Cold water salmon and the Delta smelt.

March 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Darwinism & Manteca’s dining options

Willie Weatherford is not the Great Wizard of Restaurants.

March 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Manteca Unified wants to make it possible for high school graduates to land full-time jobs out of high school that start off at $19.46 ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca: First look, lasting impression

Hello Friends, my name is Pam, and I'm a fairly new resident of Manteca and Del Webb Woodbridge (5 ½ years now). I thought I ...

March 05, 2018 | PAM PHELPS | Local Columns

More rain on way as 47.87% of state remains in drought

More rain and snow is on the way.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Would you get a tattoo of the logo of your employer?

I have little stomach for buying clothing with a company's logo on it.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Assuring future of downtown with sidewalk easement plan

So how can Manteca possibly hope for a vibrant downturn night scene to develop if by law - driven by court rulings - areas of sidewalks beyond ...

March 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Gary Singh, safer streets in Manteca & speed bumps

Manteca needs more police officers.

March 01, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The screaming woman on Powers Avenue


February 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bad intel on our ongoing war on poverty

How bad is poverty today in California?

February 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

No, it’s not OK that your dog charges

I like dogs.

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon on parade during 56th festival

Thousands lined central Ripon streets on a blustery Saturday to enjoy the 56th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade.

February 26, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Manteca Police: No attempted abduction of elementary student

Manteca Police officers are no longer looking for an adult that reportedly grabbed a Golden West student Friday afternoon in a possible abduction after video ...

February 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Unpaid lunches drain $121K from general fund

The Manteca Unified general fund has taken a $121,000 hit from a federal mandate that requires school districts to allow students to charge lunches ...

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Deputies still assist ICE in high risk warrant cases

San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies continue to work with Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) but only when public safety is an issue.

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Texas Hold ‘Em Saturday benefits HOPE

A Texas Roadhouse dinner along with Texas Hold 'em and bunco on Saturday, March 4, will help raise funds for the HOPE Famnily Shelters.

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Think homeless shelter and most people have a vision of a barracks-style facility with an endless sea of beds, minimal furnishings, and an atmosphere that ...

February 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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