It was a true Family City event Wednesday evening as more than 250 people - many with deep roots in the community and newcomers alike - shared the season spirit while helping fund endeavors such as teen crisis counseling during the 37th Annual Manteca Soroptimist Club's Holiday Affair at the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
There's a dose of good news - and possibly more - for those Manteca solid waste customers not thrilled about the City of Manteca's prouncement made in October when the solid waste rate hike initially was rolled out that the days of the 35-gallon garbage cart were numbered.
On one hand the state issues a Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan that calls for a massive grab of water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced rivers and says the 209 region can soften the economic impact by pumping more ground water.
"No water will be allowed to flow into a gutter or other drainage area for longer than 5 minutes. Water leaks, breaks, or malfunctions in the user's plumbing or irrigation system shall be repaired within 24 hours after discovery."