The opening week of the Manteca Idol finals showed us some of the performances that have made the singing competition – which doubles as a Manteca Boys and Girls Club fundraiser – something worth following.
RIPON – Ripon Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Meet the Candidates Night" for the City Council Candidates on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
RIPON – It's a colorful spot in the middle of almond orchards in Ripon's countryside. It's an even brighter spot this time of year when the air is thick with faux fog courtesy of the swirling dusts kicked in by the almond harvesters.
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.