RIPON - The Barnwood Restaurant Chef John Mangelos is going on stage Thursday to compete in the "Culinary Challenge" before some 750 guests in the Modesto Centre Plaza to benefit the Doctors Medical Center Alzheimer's Foundation.
The Manteca Noon Kiwanis is looking for extra hands to help "stuff" approximately 8,000 to 10,000 eggs that will be used in the Saturday, April 3, annual Easter Egg Hunt that the club has been sponsoring every year for nearly three decades.
Manteca is spending $48,700 to find out if there are better ways to do more with less when it comes to everything the streets and water service to garbage collection, vehicle maintenance, and sewer service.
Poag & McEwen promised that The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley - when completed - would have a "warm downtown feeling" where people would be encouraged to stroll leisurely between stores, enjoy water features and sit beneath shade trees.
The departure of eight municipal employees in the coming weeks - from two police officers to a parks worker - means Manteca will just have $3.8 million left to cut in order to balance the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.