A teen was reportedly struck by an illegal bottle rocket in the 200 block of Northwoods Avenue in Manteca at about 10:30 Sunday night as other revelers kept police officers and deputies chasing down calls of illegal fireworks throughout Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon.
"Paws 4 Friends," affiliated with the national Therapy Dogs, Inc., has set an orientation for those interested in working outside the box with therapy dogs that are trained to visit shut-ins in retirement centers and skilled nursing facilities.
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.