As a little girl born and raised in the Philippines, Ruth (Hosain) Van Staaveren enjoyed helping her "Lola" (grandmother) with household chores, running errands and whatever else she needed. Recognizing her granddaughter's obliging nature, she suggested that Ruth become a nurse when she grew up since she was good at taking care of people.
Forty years ago this evening dozens of people gathered around a 12-inch TV screen in Manteca's Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between the former Spreckels Sugar plant and Manteca High to see history in the making.
Manteca's first single family neighborhood featuring all lots smaller than 6,000 feet under zoning changes put in place in 2012 to encourage more affordable housing is before the City Council Tuesday for final approval.
Life saving memories and fleeting words of caution are often shared at the Every 15 Minutes program every year during the two-day event at Manteca High's Gus Schmiedt Field. This year was no different.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 is asking for a $50,000 loan from the City of Manteca in order to furnish the new Manteca Veterans Center being built on Moffat Boulevard in time for the July 4 grand opening.