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dds Discounts store opening on Saturday in Manteca
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Manteca’s newest retailer — dd’s Discounts — is opening Saturday, June 24, in the Stadium Retail Center anchored by Kohl’s in space once occupied by Office Depot.
The California-based retailer was launched in 2004 with 10 stores. They are marking the grand opening of seven new stores Saturday and list Manteca as their 200th location. The firm already has two stores in both Modesto and Stockton.
The stores carry fashions for the entire family as well as items for the home at prices dd’s Discounts hawks as being 20 to 70 percent below suggested retail.
To mark Saturday’s grand opening, dd’s Discount is giving away $1,000 in gift cards.  Customers can enter the drawing between June 24 and July 2 for a chance to win one of $100 gift cards or 10 of $50 gift cards for dd’s Discounts.
During the grand opening that starts Saturday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m., the store will have Stephanie’s Custom Cookies on hand with their goodies. The store will also present $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop and Sequoia Elementary School.
The store at 2200 Daniels Street’s hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Manteca council
moving closer
to decision on
new city manager
The Manteca City Council is meeting behind closed doors at 6:15 p.m. tonight to receive various community panel and other input on the candidates the City Council have interviewed that are in the running to become Manteca’s next city manager.
Mayor Steve DeBrum noted “this will take us further down the road in the process.”
If all goes well, the council could make a decision in the coming weeks.
It was last year this month that the council offered the job to Elena Reyes, a 1974 East Union High graduate who was on the San Joaquin County Administrator’s management team. She started July 18, 2016. The council placed her on paid administrative leave on Nov. 28, 2016 after several employee grievances were filed. It was then that Greg Showerman stepped in as acting city manager.
Then on April 14, 2017 the city and Reyes agreed to part ways. Once a new city manager is onboard, Showerman will move 100 percent into the Community Development Director’s post that the council appointed him to in March.