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Popular Turtle Reach river haunt is back
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Thousand Trails’ Turtle Back RV Resort is back.

After being closed last year due to flooding, the resort at 703 East Williamson Road that is reached by taking Woodward Avenue to the west past the Oakwood Shores gated community has reopened.

They are celebrating on Saturday, June 2, from noon to 4 p.m. with a Good Ol’ Times Picnic featuring bounce houses, volleyball, baseball, music, hot dogs, snow cones, and popcorn. It is being built around a Manteca Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m.

To RSVP for the event, call (209) 239-0991.

While the resort is popular with Bay Area folks, it enjoys a loyal following of people from Manteca who head out with their RVs — or load up tent equipment for camping under shady trees near the river — for a weekend of fishing, boating, Jet Skiing, enjoying the sand,  or simply relaxing. There is a billiards/game room, library, restroom/shower facilities, clubhouse, cable TV, as well as picnic and BBQ area. The resort is pet friendly.

For more information go to Thousand and search for Turtle Beach RV Resort.


Mountain Valley seeking

to fill openings at

Wednesday’s job fair

With the economy on a roll truck drivers — and support crew — are in high demand.

Mountain Valley Express is conducting a job fair this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Manteca terminal in the Manteca Industrial Park at 1019 Bessemer Drive.

They are hiring truck drivers, dock workers, clerical and maintenance positions. Mountain Valley Express will process all qualified applicants at the event, including road tests for truck drivers.

Working with Mountain Valley Express on the job fair are Manteca Adult School, Manteca Chamber members, and Worknet/EDD.

Mountain Valley operates six terminals in California — Manteca, Visalia, Paramount, Fontana, Santa Maria, and Sacramento. They also have terminals in Las Vegas, Reno, and Phoenix.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email