Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.
Manteca jeweler Patty Reece and a number of her orchids are part of the Orchid Fest 2015 Orchid Show and Sale this weekend at the Sherwood Mall in Stockton that's being hosted by the San Joaquin Orchid Society.
Army soldier Bill Castillo. Marine Leland Elliott. Navy WAVE Marie Huarte Esteves. Navy sailor John Machado. Nurse Avis Brewster. Coast Guardsman Jay Scalf. Merchant Marine Woodward Brumley. Army Air Corps Bud Dickman. "Rosie the Riveter" Doris William Knodt.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.