LATHROP – Fired former Chief Building Official Matt Browne has been offered settlements of unknown amounts by the city in connection with his wrongful termination case. Each time, Browne, through his attorney, turned those "golden handshake offers" down.
The fire that destroyed a section of a residential ivy fence next to Hildebrand Park Tuesday afternoon in Manteca was like a dog whose bark is worse than its bite.
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival. As soon as Brandon Lopez, Ally's best friend, closed the gate behind them, the playful quartet ran off to gambol on the spacious manicured grass while throwing a quick friendly nod to the other guests at the well-appointed sprawling park. Roxy and Ally ...
LATHROP - Lathrop city officials have confirmed that the City Council will discuss then vote at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 23, as to whether former chief building official Matt Browne should be reinstated to his former job and awarded back pay and other compensation.
LATHROP – Did the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District miss the money boat when the City of Lathrop was incorporated 20 years ago?
LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.
Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is in a financial tight spot like everybody else these days and has turned to the city for an emergency hand-up.
The Rev. James Carlton defied the odds, not just once but twice. In 1982, when he had a brain abscess removed, doctors said he was not going to make it. But he proved them all wrong, and before long he was back preaching at the First Assembly of God on North Main and East North Street (now the Valley Community Presbyterian Church) where he was the associate pastor. Ten years later in 1992, he had ...
LATHROP – Lathrop's Kid Club has been one of the most popular programs in the city's 20-year history.
LATHROP – If you think a golf tournament is all about fun at the links, think again. It's also about people helping people even when the economy is bad like it is today, which makes those acts of kindness even more special. At least, that is the case with the third annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday at the French Camp Golf Course to benefit the Lathrop Sunrise Rotary's scholarship program and the Hospice of ...
LATHROP – It's penny-pinching time and everybody should share the pain and not just a few people.
LATHROP – Goodbye, Heidi. Welcome, Big Dan. That's Big Dan's Neighborhood Diner. It's the latest dining destination to open in Lathrop, and only the second to open west of Interstate 5 in the Mossdale Landing area. The new sit-down restaurant is located in the freeway frontage road facility that was the short-lived home of Heidi's Brooklyn Deli. But unlike its predecessor, Big Dan's is not a franchise but just a small-town, home-grown eating place offering ...
LATHROP – Even with the slowdown in residential building and record foreclosures in the 12-month period from Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2009, Lathrop's population still managed to grow by 1.38 percent – from 17,429 to 17,671.
LATHROP – Lathrop City Council members and staff will hold budget reviews this week even as they continue efforts to find ways to cut $1.2 million more from an anticipated budget deficit of about $2.5 million in the fiscal year starting July 1.
There's a match-making site, it seems, for just about anybody and anything on the Internet these days. For romance seekers and the marriage-minded, there are web sites such as eharmony.com and match.com. For the online gaming milieu, the cyberspace is cluttered with terabytes of e-game choices in practically every phantom scenario that the human brain has so far created.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.
Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many ...
The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American ...
Annie Carver wore a flaming bright orange shirt with matching black jacket and hat. But even more eye-catching was the big smile she wore throughout the evening as she kept her hands busy at the portable grille barbecuing hot dogs and ladling up bowls of piping hot chili.
Hundreds of families and individuals have organizations like St. Vincent de Paul Society and Helping Hands to be thankful for this year, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Tyler Jennings Wilson was an outgoing young man, charismatic, and a devoted husband and father, among his many sterling qualities that family and friends will long remember.
Carolyn Cano has a mission. You can call it Rosaries for Students' Scholarships.
The race is on to raise the funds needed for the installation and dedication of the mural honoring the veterans of World War II.
The sign on the side of the closet on wheels said it all: "The church has left the building."
The investigation is continuing into the exact cause of a solo accident in which a truck hauling 50 tons of rice straw plunged off the Clavey River Bridge Friday morning. The driver, Tyler Jennings Wilson of Manteca, 26, was killed.
Rowena Tebaldi is no stranger to Black Friday, widely considered in the United States as the traditional first day of shopping for the Christmas holidays with consumers taking advantage of such enticements as double-digit discount coupons and price slashes offered by retailers.
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
The annual Festival of Trees at San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park will be held the weekend of Dec. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is geared for the entire family. Bill of fare both days will include decorated trees, Santa Claus, musical entertainment including barbershop singers, Artisan Craftsman, children's 'make and take' crafts, train rides, food, museum exhibits, and dessert in the Victorian ...