Manteca leaders are about to make two things clear - there will be absolutely no pot dispensaries allowed in the city and they will restrict the growing of marijuana for personal use to the fullest extent of the law.
Those who have been procrastinating mailing their income tax returns up to the last minute will have to go to the Arch Road office after 5 p.m. That's the time the post offices in Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon will close today.
The taxman may cometh on April 15th, but Jack in the Box restaurants will giveth on Friday, April 16, by offering guests a free small order of the chain's new French fries on that day. No purchase is necessary, and the giveaway is limited to one order per guest for the day.
This year the Manteca Relay for Life Committee is hard at work to reach its goals. The volunteer members are striving to become a Million Dollar Relay. What that means is that if they hit their fundraising goal of $167,000 for this year's event, they will have raised $1,000,000 in 11 years.
A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.
Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.