It almost seemed like destiny that retired City Planner Ben Cantu was one of the municipal staffers that worked on the project that preserved the old Tidewater Railroad and converted it into a bike path.
Manteca's Cheyenne Milligan will fulfill one more musical goal as she takes center field at Candlestick Park to sing the National Anthem tonight for her dad's favorite team - the San Francisco 49ers - as they take on the Denver Broncos tonight in the pre-season opener of the 2009 football season.
The Manteca idol 2009 got underway Wednesday at a new venue at Chez Shari's at the Manteca Municipal Golf Course. For information on the weekly Manteca Idol competitions that take place Wednesdays call the Manteca Boys & Girls Club at 239-KIDS.
Ripon students won a Friday noon dance competition against three other elementary schools at the Sequoia School multipurpose room involving more than 200 young dancers from first through eighth grades participating in Give Every Child a Chance tutoring programs.