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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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Another Manteca fire started by homeless

Cold weather is here which means the fire season is starting in Manteca.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca may regulate Pods, collection bins

Pods - or large storage containers dropped off by trucks typically for people moving or needing temporary storage while they remodel homes or businesses - aren't ...

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Habit Burger plans store in Manteca near Panera

Manteca's Burger Boulevard without a doubt is a two block section of East Yosemite Avenue from just east of Highway 99 to Spreckels Avenue.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


The $16.66 a day water park deal

There is no easy way to say this, so here goes: the Manteca Waterslides aren't only long gone but they are passé to the ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Waterford offers to pay for crosswalk enhancement on N. Main St.

Phil Waterford has seen a lot of changes on North Main Street in the 22 years he has owned Manteca Ford.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca loses Fred Millner; he kept tabs on community issues

Fred Millner - a man who never minced his words when commenting on community concerns - passed away Monday at his home in Powers Tract.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


FLAGS OVER MANTECA

In the foggy pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, the face of America shined brighter than the green, yellow and red orbs of light created by traffic ...

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


John Doyle bringing youth soccer club effort to River Islands

Does the name John Doyle ring a bell?

November 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Homeless on $805 a month & facing a $1,210 fine for illegal camping

Norman J. Moore is getting his day in court.

October 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Two more Mexican restaurants

Manteca is getting two more Mexican restaurants within two blocks of each other.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more, not less jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail ...

October 29, 2017 | | Around Town


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