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.
Laughter filled the air in the small room off the main part of St. Anthony's School gymnasium on Friday as Sister Ann Venita and four volunteers made a Christmas party possible for 25 handicapped members of CAPS-Plus.
Manteca's Public Works engineering department has been analyzing a traffic roundabout on Woodward Avenue between Airport Way and Union Road to determine what actions to take in the future to reduce accidents.