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League hosts candidates’ forum Oct. 9
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The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County is staging what arguably will be the largest  candidates’ forum for the upcoming Manteca municipal election taking place on Nov. 6.

The forum that is open to the public will take place Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Manteca Transit Center, 220 Moffat Blvd.

It will feature a League moderator and panel that will ask questions. The format also may allow for screened questions from the audience.

The forum for the four council candidates will take place from  6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The time set aside for the two mayoral candidates is from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce candidates’ forum is on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Emory Hall, 1028 W. Yosemite Ave. There is a $10 charge for lunch provided by the Chit Chat Café.

The forum will include council and mayor candidates as well as other races.

Questions for candidates must be submitted in advance to Organizers will chose the most frequently asked questions to pose to the candidates.


San Joaquin County

Democratic Party backs

Nuno for Manteca council

The San Joaquin County Democratic Party is endorsing Jose Nuno for election to the Manteca City Council on Nov. 6

Endorsements by the county Democrat organization in Manteca council and mayor races tend to be fairly rare as most that have run in the past have been registered Republicans.

Of note for statewide elections they opted to take Kevin de Leon for the US Senate over incumbent Dianne Feinstein.


Reader writes about

‘negativity’ involving

comments on Manteca

Rose — who opted to not provide her last name — penned a letter to the editor.

Our policy is not to run unsigned letters on the opinion page buy what she offers  makes a point that more than  a few people have brought up as campaign rhetoric for the upcoming Nov. 6 municipal election picks up.

Here is Rose’s handwritten letter in its entirety:

“I am proud to say I am a born and raised Mantecan. Several generations of my family live here.

“It amazes me how people from out of town move here because of affordable housing only, yet complain of train noise, too much traffic, pot holes, and nothing to do in this town.
“People need to educate themselves with the history of the town they are moving to before they move here and bring such negativity with them.

“I have heard he trains go through this town for 57 years. I know I’m at home!  It’s music to my ears!”


Groups to place

flags are needed

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is in need of more groups to help place and retrieve flags this Monday for Labor Day.

Groups can be organizations or family members  or neighbors joining together. If you have a group that can help with the Flags Over Manteca endeavor that line primarily Yosemite Avenue and Main Street and several other blocks with 2,400 flags contact the chamber at 823-6121.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email