It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.
A 120-pound service dog named "Akai" was the center of attention at the Manteca Rotary noon luncheon earlier this month as its owner Alicia Yonemoto told her story of how the German Shepherd - Japanese Akita mix first came to her aid.
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.