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Radio Shack in Manteca not closing

Contrary to a radio report, a longtime tenant in the Manteca Marketplace shopping center is not closing its doors.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | Radio Shack in Manteca not closing Comments 0 Comments

Interested in having your dog part of dog therapy effort?

Manteca’s Therapy Dog Club — Paws4Friends — is well known for the work they do having a handler and dog visit places such as Manteca Care, The Commons, Emeritus and Prestige, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, the Manteca Library, French Camp School, Agape Foster Agency, as well as Haven of Peace and Raymus House.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 1:14 a.m. | | Interested in having your dog part of dog therapy effort? Comments 0 Comments

Manteca farmers market gets makeover

Get ready for Market & Music in Manteca.

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Chris Teicheira ranked 5,685th in ESPN’s NCAA challenge

Chris Teicheira almost picked the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to a T.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Chris Teicheira ranked 5,685th in ESPN’s NCAA challenge Comments 0 Comments

Kahoot! developers dropping by Manteca schools

Two key players behind the Kahoot! are stopping by Manteca Unified on Friday lured by how the game-based classroom response system is catching on in local classrooms since the Going Digital roll out.

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Legendary cross-country coach speaking at Sierra High on Monday

Sierra High has a movie date with the winningest cross country coach in California Interscholastic Federation history.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Legendary cross-country coach speaking at Sierra High on Monday Comments 0 Comments

Chamber launches ‘Business Buddies’

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new initiative to help small business dealing with the city permitting process.

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Conflicting addresses for Manteca trustees

The question isn’t going away: Was Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain legal residents of the Manteca Unified School District let alone the area they were running to represent when they filed last August to seek election?

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | Conflicting addresses for Manteca trustees Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA MURALS

A trip to British Columbia inspired Manteca’s high-profile mural undertaking.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:31 a.m. | | MANTECA MURALS Comments 0 Comments

Mickey D’s is fast & loose with city water

How hard is it for businesses to adjust timers for irrigation systems?

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Mickey D’s is fast & loose with city water Comments 0 Comments

GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

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City doesn’t follow its own water use rule

Do as the City of Manteca says and not as it does.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 12:49 a.m. | | City doesn’t follow its own water use rule Comments 0 Comments

Move retail space at Stadium Center

The owners of Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl’s Department Store are seeking Manteca Planning Commission approval to build a 12,800-square-foot building with two suites.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 12:48 a.m. | | Move retail space at Stadium Center Comments 0 Comments

Yet another investigator snooping on trustees’ trail

It’s take a number for investigators earning paychecks chasing down leads about possible Manteca Unified School District trustee misconduct.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Yet another investigator snooping on trustees’ trail Comments 1 Comment

Manteca High getting ready for state event

The following is a gem about the Manteca High Academic Decathlon Team that appeared in the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Outlook newsletter:

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Manteca High getting ready for state event Comments 0 Comments

Houses being torn down on East Yosemite

Two houses that have been boarded up across East Yosemite Avenue from the International of Pancakes will used in the coming week by the Manteca Fire Department for training purposes.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Houses being torn down on East Yosemite Comments 0 Comments

Story behind bounced check & Sam Fant

Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant did not stick the school district with $4,000 in unpaid bills for using school facilities for community endeavors.

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Mayor pro temp Mike Morowit is about brevity

Manteca Councilman Mike Morowit has a reputation of being able to hold up his end of a conversation and then some.

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Final unsheltered homeless count now put at 88

The final tally from the homeless count conducted in Manteca in January puts the unsheltered homeless count at 88 with 57 of those being male and 32 females. Of those, two were children. The count included six veterans.

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Posted: mar. 17, 2015 1:19 a.m. | | Final unsheltered homeless count now put at 88 Comments 0 Comments

Senior breakfast Saturday recognizes service clubs

Community service clubs are being recognized during the Saturday Senior Breakfast taking place this Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

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Has Manteca reclaimed Library Park?

Last summer using Library Park was anything but a family outing.

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Did water thievery cause contamination?

The contracting company that filled up a water truck Thursday from a Manteca fire hydrant without permission has told Public Works staff they were sorry and they will pay for the water. 

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Did water thievery cause contamination? Comments 0 Comments

Morenzone shared love of baseball with youth

Former Mayor Willie Weatherford knows the story of Fred “Mike” Morenzone well.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Morenzone shared love of baseball with youth Comments 0 Comments

Veterans’ services now in Manteca

Manteca Councilman Richard Silverman passed on some good news for veterans.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 12:49 a.m. | | Veterans’ services now in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Commuters can thank an almond grower

The folks at the American Public Transportation Association are impressed with San Joaquin County residents.

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Congressmen: Stanislaus River being grossly mismanaged

Congressmen Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, are talking the Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to task for what they are calling a “gross mismanagement” of the Stanislaus River.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Congressmen: Stanislaus River being grossly mismanaged Comments 0 Comments

Why was Morenzone Field so named?

Here’s the Manteca history question of the day: Why did the city years ago honor Fred Morenzone by naming the adult softball field on Center Street west of Union Road after him?

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 1:32 a.m. | | Why was Morenzone Field so named? Comments 0 Comments

Congressmen making tracks

By the time you read this, the train probably has already pulled out of the station.

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Wrong number to report homeless

Tuesday’s Around Town had the wrong non-emergency number to call Manteca Police dispatch when you come across a homeless gentleman who often poses a safety hazard at the entrance to McDonald’s on East Yosemite Avenue across from the center anchored by Grocery Outlet.

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Posted: mar. 11, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Wrong number to report homeless Comments 0 Comments

Wounded Warrior speaking at ‘Evening of Honor’

Shilo Harris — an Army staff sergeant that survived an IED explosion while on patrol in Iraq during the Global War on Terror — is the guest speaker for this Friday’s sold-out third annual “Evening of Honor” at the Place of Refuge church.

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2nd Amendment rights talk topic

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms Gun Shop, will discuss the latest court cases and legislation involving the Second Amendment rights when the Manteca Patriots meet on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. with featured speaker. 

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Posted: mar. 11, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | 2nd Amendment rights talk topic Comments 0 Comments

Take me out to the ball game

Little League is still the big spring thing in Manteca.

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Brandon Bowers is a rising star

Manteca High graduate Brandon Bowers was selected as one of Editor & Publisher’s 25 Under 35 individuals that are profiled annually.

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Homeless man creating safety hazard for cars

Several drivers have complained of late about the homeless gentleman who has set up shop at the East Yosemite Avenue entrance to the McDonald’s across from In-n-Out Burger. Their complaint? The mobile rack that he has parked at the driveway isn’t transparent creating a safety hazard.

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Wolf guests: Tough prey for thieves?

Great Wolf Lodge — the proposed $200 million destination resort featuring a 500-room hotel with indoor water-park — may not be very friendly for vehicle burglars.

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Posted: mar. 09, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | Wolf guests: Tough prey for thieves? Comments 0 Comments

Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | Why can’t we take them home? Comments 0 Comments

Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:13 a.m. | | Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices Comments 0 Comments

East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

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Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

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Looking for a shopping cart?

What’s the most popular place to dump pilfered shopping carts in Manteca?

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:12 a.m. | | Looking for a shopping cart? Comments 0 Comments

Dog park: Is third time a charm?

Speaking of dog parks, there is a council adopted by the Manteca City Council — well, at least a previous council.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | Dog park: Is third time a charm? Comments 1 Comment

Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering

Robert Davis, co-owner of Elite Arms gun shop on South Main Street, is appearing before the Manteca Patriots on Thursday, March 12, to give a rundown of current District and Supreme Court cases affecting Second Rights Amendments.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | Gun rights topic of Patriots’ gathering Comments 0 Comments

Go charge while getting car charged

Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

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Beware of ISIS, gangs & pit bulls

This week’s best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of “why can’t we just get along” goes to resident Richard Hanson.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:54 a.m. | | Beware of  ISIS, gangs & pit bulls Comments 0 Comments

Drain speaking before Patriots on Thursday

Manteca Unified trustee Ashley Drain is the guest speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 19, gathering of the Manteca Patriots in the banquet room at Angelano’s Restaurant, 1080 N. Main St.

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Port dispute hurting area almond growers

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) that represents the interests of almond growers, hullers/shellers,and processors has issued an urgent plea to state and federal legislators to help bring together both parties and find a solution to an ongoing labor dispute that has severely impacted almond shipments in and out of West Coast ports.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2015 10:41 p.m. | | Port dispute  hurting area  almond growers Comments 0 Comments

Mantecan among loyal A’s fans

Manteca resident Mike Dias was among 15,000 fans that paid $10 each to attend the Oakland A’s FanFest on Sunday.

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Ripon parents plan picketing at RUSD office

Several parents in the Ripon Unified School District were using social media over the weekend to encourage other parents to join them today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to picket the RUSD district office on North Acacia Ave.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2015 10:39 p.m. | | Ripon parents plan picketing at RUSD office Comments 1 Comment

Going Digital glitches part of expectation

System hiccups caused computer outages across the Manteca Unified School District on Wednesday.

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