Hailey Ratto, 4, and her two-year-old brother Jake added their spirit to their grandfather Nick's pumpkin creations they brought into the Manteca Bulletin office this week. The family shares their art work every year dropping them off at the front door – a gift from the "Pumpkin Man." The family wished to send their thanks to Art Perry and family, The Dell Ossos and Tony Cardoza and family for their labors in producing the area's pumpkin crop.
Downtown merchants and property owners don't want to tax themselves to provide services and improvements specifically benefitting the Manteca's oldest shopping district through the formation of a Property-Based Business Improvement District.
Five blue stars across the bottom of the World War II mural being dedicated Saturday reflects a rarity that Manteca had by having one family with five sons serving in the various branches of military during the war.
Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.