Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago.
The resolution to the dramatic 11-hour stand-off between law enforcement and two armed bank robbery suspects holed up in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex came down to what Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker refers to as the three "T"s – time, talk, and tear gas.
It started as a simple gesture.
Measure M – no pun intended – is saving Manteca's bacon.
Manteca Police officers and employees are digging into their own pockets to help the two families displaced after tear gas was used to end a 12-hour stand-off with bank robbers who busted in and holed up in the duplex they were living in.
They were there during the 12-hour standoff in the aftermath of Thursday's bank robbery directing traffic and assisting Manteca Police with logistics.
Are you a pumpkin carving artist?
The temperatures are still popping up into the 90s yet there are signs that summer is drawing to a close.
HOPE Ministries' inital choice for Manteca's first family shelter in the early 1990s was a home on the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue.
Six Manteca residents have been displaced from their homes for at least two weeks – if not longer – due to the aftermath of Friday's Bank of America robbery and subsequent 12-hour standoff in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex.
August was the best month for new housing starts in Manteca in more than two years with construction starting on 37 new homes.
PG&E doesn't think South San Joaquin Irrigation District is playing fair.
Imagine – if you will – living in a 90-square-foot residential unit just 13.62 square feet bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle.
It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.
Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?
Cruella and Dante are dogs.
Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.
It's not 1918 anymore.
The debate over trains irritates me.
One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.
Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.
There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.
The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.
The Easter Bunny needs some help.
The late Stan Nader Sr. was a member of a family whose cattle ranching roots in Placer County go back to the 1870s.
The strategy is simple.