When Sharon Bayer answered the call of a friend who was organizing an event for the Second Harvest Food Bank during the Thanksgiving season, she had no idea that she was embarking on a mission that would soon grow to dozens of volunteers that help the non-profit in immeasurable ways.
Reduction in city services, a shrinking police force due to positions left unfilled, plus the early release of 1,000 convicted felons back to San Joaquin County is prompting Manteca to overhaul and re-energize the Neighborhood Watch program.
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.
For those of you who don't know who I am, my name is Alan Thomas and I have been the PGA Golf Professional at our Manteca Park Golf Course for the past 38 years. It is important to note that it is not my job to play golf every day (or even once a week) but it is and has been my responsibility as a professional in the golf business to operate and promote our course to the fullest potential.
Could two Manteca Unified School District board members that authorities believe committed perjury and a host of other crimes including voter fraud and then took an oath to uphold the Constitution of California actually be headed to jail?