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Revival tent going up in bid to reach out to city’s homeless

Inner City Action is stepping up its outreach to Manteca’s homeless.

The Stockton-based non-profit with a solid history of helping resource and providing alternatives for homeless in Manteca, is securing a special events permit to pitch a rival tent in the parking lot of the old Qualex building owned by the city at 555 Industrial Park Drive from Jan. 22 through Feb. 8.

The intent is to provide a short term resource center for unsheltered individuals in Manteca. Inner City Action and the Manteca Police community resource officers have been reaching out to the homeless asking if they would be interested and open to assistance in a revival tent setting. They reported that a large number have replied in the affirmative.

The revival tent will provide food, short term shelter, storage of homeless belongings and other services needed by the homeless. They will also have programs and opportunities for people to be placed in long-term housing or alternative programs immediately for those who qualify.

Police Chief Jodie Estarziau noted while it is not a long-term solution, it would provide the city with the opportunity to evaluate the working of a resource center.  That way if the City Council opts to proceed with a day center to address homeless issues, it would provide some experience — limited as it might be — as to what works and what doesn’t.

Democratic Club lets

Manteca City Council

know they are watching

Robin Jones took advantage of the public comment period of Tuesday’s meeting to let the City Council know the eyes of the Democratic Club of Manteca are upon them

“We look forward to what you are going to do in terms of action, not words,” Jones said. “We want the downtown revitalized; we have big dreams for this little town. We want the roads improved.”

She also said they were looking forward to seeing “all of the changes that will be coming to this wonderful little city called Manteca” now that there is a new council and was looking forward to seeing their strategic plans and smart goals.

Jones also shared that there is a lot of grumbling about the new recycling rules.

“Going backwards with recycling is really, really tragic,” Jones said.

Noting it is 2019, Jones said it is hard for her to throw out glass, plastics numbed 3 through 7, as well as paper. She suggested Manteca look at what other cities are doing and come up with a solution that would allow the items they have now banned from the blue carts to be placed back into them.


City moves to

assure residents

they can’t get

cancer from

wireless antennas

A memo is circulating at Manteca City Hall as to information that can be provided to those residents that have expressed concern that the city decision allowing the placement of small antennas for wireless service throughout Manteca will lead to people getting cancer.

The talking points include:

uThe American Cancer Society’s updated opinion in November of 2018 that reported no clear link had been found between cancer and cellular networks.

uThe ACS statement that the radio frequencies (RF waves) used in cellular networks are low power waves and do not reach the DNA of our cells.

uThe ACS also states the radiation around us daily from items such as microwave ovens, remote controls, and light bulbs is higher than that of cell phones.

uThe ACS also reports RF waves typically cause the body heat damage at high power levels such as found in microwaves.

uThe ACS also noted cellular network ground radiation levels are actually less than current television and radio station broadcast that are around people every day.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email