YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Yosemite Conservancy, a nonprofit organization benefitting Yosemite National Park and its millions of visitors, was launched last week with commendations by public officials, songs by local school children and cheers of people who love the park.
Merrill Gardens at Manteca will celebrate Support Our Troops Week by hosting a Big Band Swing Concert played by "Tradewinds Dance Band" on Thursday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at the retirement community located at 430 N. Union Road.
Precision Automotive was busy as usual on Saturday. Owner Chris Kohl with a small flashlight in hand was in the shop peering at the undersides of cars perched on hydra-lifts. His wife Shelley was inside the office attending to that part of the business.
Sitting at the kitchen table interviewing the retired master sergeant, it was clear that the former tank platoon leader was someone who had given his all in his devotion to country - serving in both Korea and Vietnam.
Manteca is again avoiding paying triple overtime to police officers as well as shaving thousands off the cost of the aerial fireworks by shifting the community's Independence Day celebration to July 3.
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.