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Saturday breakfast helps fire victims
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The Breakfast Crew is getting ready for Saturdays benefit for wildfire victims. - photo by GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

The place to be this Saturday is the Manteca Senior Center.

The Manteca Firefighters are teaming up with The Breakfast Crew — community mined people who put elbow grease and their time where their mouth is — to stage a breakfast this Saturday to benefit the victims of the devastating Butte and Valley fires. It’s at 9 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

Tickets are $7. And even if it wasn’t for a good cause — all proceeds go to the American Red Cross fund to specifically help those displaced by the two massive Northern California wildfires just up the hill in Calaveras County and over by Clear Lake — the meal itself is more than worth it.

Traditionally the Breakfast Crew meals are a number of cuts above your typical breakfast. This time around, though, you will get a chance to enjoy the best cooks among the Manteca firefighters. Leading the way is firefighter Franco Torrice who will be in charge of preparing his Applewood smoked boneless breakfast pork chops. It will be served with biscuits and gravy, eggs “a la ‘Teca”, applesauce, coffee, and juice.

The head chef is Fire Chief Kirk Waters

Organizers have gone out in a bid to generate as much funds as possible for the fire victims. Merchants and others have stepped up and donated numerous auction prizes. There will also be three or four live auction items.

The firefighters also will conduct a demonstration that has bene a highlight if their previous breakfasts that they’ve hosted with The Breakfast Crew. Among past demonstration was a “rescue” that involved lowering firefighters and a rescue basket through the skylight, securing the victim and taking them up and out.

This Saturday marks the debut of the newest Breakfast Crew member; Manteca Councilman Mike Morowit.

Advance tickets are available through this Friday at 2 p.m. at the senior center office. Call 456.8650.

Next Manteca

Shred-it event

set for Oct. 24

If you have documents that would make an identity theft salivate, then mark Saturday, Oct. 24, on your calendar.

That’s when the next City of Manteca Solid Waste Division’s free Shred-it event takes place at the solid waste yard on Wetmore Street from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Even with the high tech hacking, someone rummaging through your Toter is still among the main ways you can become the victim of ID theft. Thieves will pay those willing to scrounge through Toters $50 for a 32-gallon garbage bag of personal information such as discarded billing statements, mortgage offers, credit card pitches, and a number of other things including magazines. Believe it or not, your mailing label with your name and address can start things rolling especially if the magazine was mailed to you with a tailored offer inserted inside.

CVB pushes for tourist

signs, keeping highway

corridors their best

The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with Caltrans in a bid to get visitors signs for Manteca along Interstate 205 and Interstate 5 as well as the Highway 99 and Highway 120 entries into the city.

Congressman Jeff Denham has indicated he is supportive of their efforts.

Manteca CVB CEO Virginia Camacho has thanked San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore for responding to her hoard’s request that clan-up crews from the community work detail to work cleaning up the Highway 99 and 120 Bypass corridors through Manteca.

The crews have worked the corridors twice since Sept. 21.