LATHROP – Bringing new businesses to Lathrop that create new jobs with head-of-household wages has long been a mantra for J. "Chaka" Santos.
LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia, a wife and the mother of four young children, said she decided to run for city council because she wants to help the city solve what she considers are the "main problems facing Lathrop" today.
RIPON – The Golden Gate Boys Choir, a nationally recognized and world-renowned singing group directed by Steven Meyer, will be making a special appearance in Ripon on Saturday, Oct. 23.
LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles was a no-show, but judging by the applause at the conclusion of Tuesday night's candidates' forum, the people who filled the council chambers at City Hall were happy with what they saw and heard from the candidates present.
LATHROP – Steve Dresser, a former Lathrop councilman and planning comminsioner is one of two candidates who are challenging incumbent mayor Kristy Sayles' bid for re-election on Nov. 2.
LATHROP – Brent Maynor has several unofficial titles. The Lathrop City Council hopeful is a student of DeVry University and is studying to be a video game and simulation programmer. He is also a construction worker but was recently disabled, which is why he is enrolled in online courses to get job retraining in hopes of landing a less physically demanding job.
LATHROP - There were five candidates running for two council vacancies in the Lathrop City Council other than the mayor's seat.
LATHROP – Duston Tuhy, the former husband of Lathrop mayor Kristy Sayles, took steps on Thursday to obtain full physical custody of their three children – two boys ages 8 and 10, and a girl aged 13 – until the court proceedings involving their stepfather, Thomas Xavier Sayles, is resolved.
Main St. Café in Manteca has made its facility as the drop-off site for donations to the family of the late Michelle "Shell" Guillermo.
LATHROP – Thomas Xavier Sayles, the husband of Lathrop mayor Kristy Sayles, is appearing in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court today on charges of felony child abuse.
I'm often reminded that I'm in a profession noted for its jaded view of life and the world in general. I admit I put on that armor suit on a number of occasions in the performance of my job in the interest of holding on to my belief that all human beings are basically good at heart.
FRENCH CAMP – Reactions to the appointment of Gorman Houbein to the French Camp-McKinley Fire District board of directors Tuesday by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors ranged from elation and guarded optimism to one that bordered on cynicism.
LATHROP – Forrest Burke wants his family protected. He worries about his wife and their three young children when he is at work. So he went to the Lathrop Police Services to apply for a concealed weapon permit for his wife's protection when he's away.
LATHROP – By this time next month, the No Parking signs on both sides of Thomsen Road near the Harlan Road intersection will be gone.
FRENCH CAMP – You think the gubernatorial drama is the hottest election ticket? Think again.
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.
Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.
The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.
Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.
I call it The Graffiti Barn.
For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.
Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.
No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.
Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.
If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.
Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.
Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.
Returning to the California Spelling Bee competition for the second year in a row is Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit. This time, he will be competing in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.
Manteca High School's Academic Decathlon Team is heading to the state competitions next week after capturing the top award in San Joaquin County earlier this month.
After a series of bad news and setbacks, Manteca Unified Special Ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon who has been fighting for his reinstatement on the job for more than a month now has a bit of good news going his way.