When Manteca artist Jill Guimont-Paddack was asked to come up with skateboard designs for Friday night's Skate and Destroy art show and auction to benefit breast cancer research, she jumped at the chance.
It's billed as the "Fill the Need" benefit concert Saturday evening at the Manteca Senior Center hosted by Doctors Hospital and the "Reunion Band" asking for audience support for those in need during the holidays.
Parents of many of the 255 children enrolled in Kids Zone not only were able to convince the Manteca City Council to retain the after-school child care by making it legal under state law but they may also eventually see lower fees.
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.