The Christmas Guardian Angel Program at Doctors Hospital of Manteca has been alive and well this yuletide season with employees buying and wrapping gifts for children in need throughout the hospital's Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop service area.
It was a red letter day Tuesday for Manteca Police detective Aaron Montoya with the arrest of a 25-year-old couple with more than 100 pounds of mail and stolen IDs covering their apartment floor in the 300 block of North Union Road.
The McDonald's Restaurant at the corner of West Yosemite and Union Road presented a show of respect for Manteca Police officers and the "thin blue line" that trumpets a big thank you for the men and women in blue that serve and protect the community.
Lathrop Police Services deputies, Sheriff Steve Moore and other deputies assigned throughout the county met with third grade children and their parents Wednesday morning and were taken through the Target Store along Interstate 5 with $115 for each of them to spend.
It was a true Family City event Wednesday evening as more than 250 people - many with deep roots in the community and newcomers alike - shared the season spirit while helping fund endeavors such as teen crisis counseling during the 37th Annual Manteca Soroptimist Club's Holiday Affair at the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
Quick response by Ripon Police officers shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday resulted in the arrest of two men who allegedly trashed a Nativity Scene at a Ripon home on Mohler Road – kicking off the head of a 5-foot statue of the Virgin Mary.