Nine-year old Marcus White couldn't have been having a better time Friday as he buzzed around the Southside Christian Church for the first in a series of Friday night gatherings aimed at giving the youth of the area something positive to do.
Thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gas and electric customers may now be eligible to receive a discount on their monthly energy bill due to an adjustment in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program's income qualifications that went into effect June 1.
Manteca firefighters will fan out across the intersection of Main Street and Industrial/Mission Ridge on Saturday, June 12, with boots in hand, as they kick off their first annual Fill-the-Boot fund-raising campaign for children and adults with muscle-wasting diseases.
It was a stroll down Ripon's Main Street toward the city's third successful Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon that was actually relaxing and made me forget what time it was and that, hey, I had a couple of stories waiting to be written.
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.