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The ultimate pig roast & are jacked up trucks an issue?

The hottest ticket to get in Manteca in March  is to the “Ultimate Pig Roast” poking fun at Manteca’s four retired police chiefs — Willie Weatherford, Dave Bricker, Nick Obligacion, and Charles Halford.

American Legion Post 249 is staging the roast that includes what else but a dinner with roast pig as the main course on Thursday, March 7, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The social hour is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and limited to 250.

Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Post 249 Foundation.

Tickets are available at the American Legion Hall, Manteca Chamber of Commerce, as well as from Legion members George Terry at 209.823.5665 or Art Smith at 209.239.1340.

Cantu asks whether

lifted pickups

are traffic hazard

Mayor Ben Cantu during a presentation to the Manteca City Council Thursday highlighting what city departments are doing, asked Manteca Police Chief Jodie Estarziau about lifted  or jacked up pickup trucks and if they are a safety  concern on city streets.

Cantu pointed to two instances — a fatal collision where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a lifted pickup truck three years ago as well as an incident where Cantu was broadsided by a jacked up truck – where both drivers said they did not see the people they struck.

Estarziau said the lifted pickup trucks that are typically 4-wheel drive must adhere to state equipment requirements that include the height of the license place as well as mandatory mud flaps.

The police chief said officers do enforce the equipment laws that apply to lifted vehicles when they come across violations.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email