Hailey Ratto, 4, and her two-year-old brother Jake added their spirit to their grandfather Nick's pumpkin creations they brought into the Manteca Bulletin office this week. The family shares their art work every year dropping them off at the front door – a gift from the "Pumpkin Man." The family wished to send their thanks to Art Perry and family, The Dell Ossos and Tony Cardoza and family for their labors in producing the area's pumpkin crop.
Downtown merchants and property owners don't want to tax themselves to provide services and improvements specifically benefitting the Manteca's oldest shopping district through the formation of a Property-Based Business Improvement District.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.
Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.