Allen Thomspon had everything ready to go Saturday morning as he pedaled his way towards the starting gate at the Spreckels Park BMX track, preparing himself to participate in the first ever competition at the park – the kickoff to the second annual Manteca Senior Games.
Vince Smith was among the thousands of people who browsed the dozens of booths in the parking lot of the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley shopping center Saturday morning as part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration hosted by the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Scenes from the Sunrise Kiwanis' annual fishing derby and safety fair that took place Saturday in the CVS Drug Store parking lot on North Main Street. The Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission along with the Manteca Youth Advisory Council helped out with the event.
Maggie Gutierrez was concerned that Manteca's new laws restricting marijuana use would make it illegal for her husband to get the only "medicine" that has been effective at easing pain from a severe back injury that used to keep him bed ridden.
The effort to reach out to local elementary students seems to have paid off for the Manteca Idol Board of Directors hoping to attract a broader cross-section of the community for the annual performance competition.
Darryl Quaresma - a third generation farmer that parlayed starting work in the family dairy at the age 12 into a multi-faceted agricultural businesses - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Manteca's first single family neighborhood featuring all lots smaller than 6,000 feet under zoning changes put in place in 2012 to encourage more affordable housing is before the City Council Tuesday for final approval.
Life saving memories and fleeting words of caution are often shared at the Every 15 Minutes program every year during the two-day event at Manteca High's Gus Schmiedt Field. This year was no different.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 is asking for a $50,000 loan from the City of Manteca in order to furnish the new Manteca Veterans Center being built on Moffat Boulevard in time for the July 4 grand opening.