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.
A driver whose car veered off the roadway last April striking four teens – killing one 14-year-old – as they walked home along the shoulder of East Highway 120 returning from an orchard bonfire won't receive jail time.
Katie Williston usually this time of the year pulls down her sleeping bags and her outdoor gear in order to make sure that everything survived the winter – falling not to temperatures but to varmints – as she gears up for another beautiful Northern California spring.
Students enrolled in the Manteca Unified be.tech Academy's first responder program aimed at teens wanting to pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical techs could eventually be subject to drug testing.