It was a day of little acts of kindness.
Within the hour of seeing the two dogs saved, Manteca Police officer Steve Harris was protecting New Haven School first graders from noon hour traffic on Austin Road by using his black and white patrol car as a road guard while the kids walked to a nearby fire station down Austin Road.
San Jose resident Virginia Valdez lost her appetite for a banana split while in Manteca.
Residents in the 1300 block of Pajaro Street, just south of Northgate Drive, on Monday called Manteca Police about suspected burglars across the street from their residences. They reported seeing one man walk up to the front door and knock to apparently see if anyone was home while the other quickly went around to the rear of the home, they said.
The big muddy is back.
Speaking of sand and dirt, both are now permanent features on the sidewalk on the south side of Yosemite Avenue under the Highway 99 bridge.
Someone apparently has been watching too many Dukes of Hazards reruns.
Bill Ludwig doesn't like the idea that a median placed in a new location on Woodward Avenue west of Airport Way has cost him part of his fence.
Cars failing to stay on the street while traveling through Manteca is also a concern of Gary and Vickie Martin.
Who said read men don't wear pink?
The widening of Louise Avenue east of Cottage Avenue is well underway. Forms were put in place Tuesday on the north side of the street for curb and gutters.
Corrections to Tuesday's Around Town column in the Manteca Bulletin didn't make it on the final page sent to the pressroom creating a fairly embarrassing situation.
Stanley and Tracy Vander Veen are seeking county planning permission to open a crane rental facility on the east side of Comconex Road some 500 feet north of East Highway 120 just outside the city limits.
A reader noted you can't exactly tell time by the new cock tower at the Manteca Transit Station on Moffat Boulevard at South Main Street - at least not by the southern clock face.
Today's bonus answer for those playing Jeopardy is in the category of Manteca politics: Developers, farmers, and Punjabi Americans.
Perhaps Carmichael-based attorney Scott Johnson will drop by the Barnwood Restaurant in Ripon this Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see if he can pick up a bargain.
Helping Manteca Chamber of Commerce clean flags and replace those that have been damaged: $5,000 or so.
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