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300+ guests gather under the stars

300+ guests gather under the stars

300+ guests gather under the stars
Manteca Bulletin
The Friday event, hosted for the fifth year in a row by Manteca business owners and philanthropists Bill and Lucille Harris, was the annual fund-raiser for the Great Valley Writing Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve “the ...

Religion Digest (7/24/11) - Modesto Bee

Religion Digest (7/24/11)
Modesto Bee
2-6 at Crossroads Grace Community Church in Manteca. The event, for children ages 6-14, will feature coaches — some from other countries — teaching beginning to advanced soccer skills. Youngsters will also learn about the Bible and how it applies to ...

Tracy PD to host National Night Out event

Tracy PD to host National Night Out event

TRACY - The Tracy Police Department, in conjunction with numerous partners, will be hosting a National Night Out event at Civic Plaza in front of City Hall on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 3:30 to 7:30 in the evening.

Tracy K9 units will be performing demonstrations as well as the Tracy Motor Unit. There will also be informational booths providing suggestions for making the community of Tracy a safer place to live.

Food, drinks and fun will be provided as well as safety tips. There will be jump house, dunk tank, face painting as well as fingerprinting. This is a departure from past National Night Out events that were hosted by individual Neighborhood Watch groups. The purpose is to give the maximum amount of information to the greatest number of people in an entertaining environment where the community will have a chance to gather together.

Tracy Police Chief Janet Thiessen said, "We are excited about this new event.

Tracy gets into statewide explorer competition

Tracy gets into statewide explorer competition

Tracy gets into statewide explorer competition
Tracy Press
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press MANTECA — Explorers from 17 different law enforcement agencies across California showed off their skills at the Central Valley Explorer Challenge in a three-day event that wrapped up Sunday. ...

Library to offer free Photoshop workshop Saturday

Library to offer free Photoshop workshop Saturday

MANTECA - On Saturday, July 16, at 1 p.m., the Manteca Branch Library will host a free workshop with the Manteca Camera Club as part of our Adult Summer Reading activities. Join the Manteca Camera Club for the second of two programs focused on working with Photoshop.

This second presentation will cover advanced Photoshop techniques. Continue learning about photography by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet - all for free at your local public library.


The Manteca Branch Library is located at 320 West Center Street. For more information, call (2090 937-8221 or visit www.stockton.lib.ca.us.

Manteca police to host Central Valley Explorer Competition July 15-17

Manteca police to host Central Valley Explorer Competition July 15-17

MANTECA - The Manteca Police Department will host its 1st Central Valley Explorer Competition on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17. Manteca PD along with Ripon PD, Modesto PD, and Tracy PD have put together this competition for explorers (ages 14 -21 years old) consisting of 19 teams, including Los Angeles PD, Border Patrol, teams from the bay area, along with several others agencies.

Explorers will have a chance to compete for trophies in situations police officers may encounter through out their career. Friday will consist of opening ceremonies which the police chiefs of Manteca, Ripon, Modesto, and Tracy will attend.

The competition will be held at Sierra High School, located at 1700 Thomas Street in Manteca.

Mountain House library to host animal education event July 14

Mountain House library to host animal education event July 14

MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Come learn about small creatures from around the world! On July 14, at 4:00 p.m. the Mountain House Branch Library will host a Great Valley Museum Traveling Teacher who will present a free program about animals from around the globe.

This exciting event is for those six years old and above, and includes an easy craft project to be taken home. Because space will be limited, please make sure to sign up at the library in advance.

The library is located at 579 Wicklund Crossing. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.