LATHROP – Parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lathrop have started a new fund-raiser for its church-building project: a monthly flea market.
LATHROP – The latest step in the City of Lathrop's continuing effort to rejuvenate the areas in and around the Historic Old Town District is being discussed at the next Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday.
LATHROP – Lathrop city officials want residents to read their lips: No new taxes for fiscal year 2010-11.
It's been quite a while since I set foot in the annual Manteca Street Fair downtown. Come to think of it, I think that was the Pumpkin Fair that I attended. I remember that because that's the year I went and took pictures of the Cow-munity mural in the parking lot of the then-Kentucky Fried Chicken, now the Athens Burgers. One of the pictures I took that day appears in the Best of Photography Annual 2009 of Photographer's Forum Magazine.
LATHROP – There's a new sign inside the council chambers at City Hall greeting visitors and city officials conducting meetings at the public venue.
Income tax filing is not the only deadline that is in the mind of taxpayers these days.
LATHROP – Irvine and Lynne Wilson are not baseball collectors. But, as of Monday, they are the not-so-proud owners of a collection of about 40 balls including at least one golf ball and two tennis balls.
LATHROP – There will be only four people on the Lathrop Council for the rest of 2010.
A while back, I wrote a column about downtowns. Specifically, what I had in mind was the city of Lathrop and where its downtown is or should be in light of all the developments taking place west of Interstate 5, namely: Mossdale Village, Central Lathrop Specific Plan's Richland Master-planned Communities, and the gargantuan River Islands development west of the San Joaquin River.
Sierra Johnson, a 2008 graduate of Sierra High School who is now a sophomore at California State University Sacramento, has been one fierce fighter on the athletic field all her life.
The unselfish acts of many volunteers concerned about the preservation of the resting place of many area pioneers has rescued East Union Cemetery from disrepair – at least, thus far.
Hundreds of parishioners packed St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Good Friday at noon for the English service, and in the evening which was held in Spanish.
It was a scene repeated all over the world, from the Vatican to the far flung Catholic churches all over the world: priests at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca washing the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday evening service. The solemn occasion also was in remembrance of the Last Supper shared by Jesus with his disciples before his death on Calvary which is being commemorated today, Good Friday.
The Manteca Ministerial Association has not scheduled any community Good Friday service this year, but several churches in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon are offering prayerful observance opportunities in which area faithful can take part.
There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the East Union Cemetery after nearly two years of constant problems and difficult negotiations with the California State Cemetery and Funeral Bureau to get back its business license as well as its frozen bank accounts and endowment funds.
A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization's ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 4 in jeopardy.
The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.
The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.
For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.
Joshua Cowell Elementary School president Mckena Hoppis challenged her schoolmates by calling on them to do this simple task: "I would like for everyone, when they see a first responder, if you could just smile and just say thank you. I know it makes a big impact on them."
The campaign to get Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G bond passed in the November election is in full swing.
Since 1989, Soroptimist International of Manteca every year has donated thousands of dollars to Manteca Unified School District. To date, the total is $311,500 – and counting.
Two words are transformed into action every year on September 11 at Joshua Cowell Elementary School: service and remembrance.
It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.
Several Weston Ranch residents came to the defense of Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant at the Tuesday night Board of Trustee meeting over a column in Tuesday's Manteca Bulletin suggesting he should resign.
Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.
A rib-tickling evening on Sept. 13, combined with a sit-down dinner with chicken cordon bleu as the main entrée, will go a long way toward helping research to find a cure for cancer and making hospitalized veterans have a merry Christmas.
The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County's almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.
Ferdinand "Ferdie" Delima's face is tightly scrunched, and his biceps bulge like balloons as he mentally counts while each hand firmly holds on to a 30-pound weight.