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Volunteer for the holidays!

Spread the holiday joy by helping your community, donate your time, food, clothes or make a financial contribution. Here is a list of local places you can support in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 08, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Around Town

Giving Tree for Care & Rehab Residents

Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many of the requested items are simple day-to-day basic needs such as a pair of warm slippers, combs, shampoo, and soap.After you've made the purchases, bring them back ...

December 03, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town

Holiday boutique at Emeritus this weekend

The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American troops overseas. Emeritus has teamed up with the Palmers for an Operation Candy Cane to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at ...

December 02, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town

Manteca folks come through for 200 families

Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town

Turkey Day Throwdown

The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town

Lipsett Memorial

Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:

November 25, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town

Burned Out Family Getting Help

November 25, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town

She isn’t about to let folks go without this Thanksgiving

Jane -she doesn't want her last name used - plans to make it to Safeway on South Main Street in Manteca on Saturday between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Welcome back

Georgianna Reichelt - a longtime community activist with close to 30 years under her belt of letting elected leaders know what she thinks - was back at the Manteca City Council meeting Tuesday after a long hiatus.

November 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Remembering the farmer with the cow named Flo

Melvyn Luiz was a dairy farmer at heart. When his father died, there was no question in his mind what he was going to do. First of all, being the only child, it was now up to him to take care of his mother. The job of maintaining the small family dairy that his parents started in the 1940s now rested upon his shoulders, too. On top of that, there was his own family – a wife and twin daughters – to provide for and look after as well.

November 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town

Frank Guinta, a man who has had big impact on young lives, battling cancer

Frank Guinta - who has made a huge impact on the lives of countless young people over the years - has Stage IV esophageal cancer.

November 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Their PG&E bill soars to $40,000 in December

The forecast calls for snow in Lathrop starting Dec. 1 with ice solid enough to skate on forming a few days later.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

MHS student referenced in ballot fight

There are not very many 16-year-olds who can say they are caught up in a statewide political campaign.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

New entry arch goes up in Lathrop

Crews are putting the finishing touches on an entrance arch across Stewart Road just off of Manthey Road in Lathrop. The arch reads "River Islands" and includes nautical style lights.

November 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Too much homeless exposure at city park

A Manteca businessman was irate with what he and his wife witnessed when they were having lunch Monday at a restaurant across from Library Park.

November 13, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town

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Articles by Section - Around Town

New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Lawn blower season ramps up once again

You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.

October 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Another option for kids

Antone Raymus would be pleased.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Cantu fundraiser includes 20-minute primer on why city never has enough money

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Silverman supporting DeBrum in mayor’s race

Rich Silverman is not splitting hairs.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

AP appoints Rindels as statehouse reporter in Nevada

Sierra High graduate Michelle Rindels has been tapped by the Associated Press to serve as the Nevada statehouse reporter in Carson City.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Political advertising surprise

Ben Cantu wants to be Manteca's mayor.

October 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

What’s the next act for old El Rey?

They're busy sprucing up the long-vacant Kelley Brothers Brewing Co. in the heart of downtown Manteca including new paint.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

It’s Hot Rod Party time on Sunday

In an area with a car show practically every weekend, the gatherings can become routine.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Dickey’s BBQ opening on Thursday

Get ready for the 22nd eating establishment within two blocks of ground zero for dining out in Manteca - the intersection of East Yosemite Avenue and Commerce Avenue.

October 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Tony Amador for mayor of Manteca?

What does Tony Amador have to do with the Manteca mayoral race?

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

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