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.
LATHROP – Loyalty pays. The Lathrop City Council just saw that happen last week when the elected officials unanimously approved to extend its contract with the same company that has been hauling the city's garbage since 2004.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District fire marshal who was arrested last week on several drug-related charges while on duty and while driving a fire district utility vehicle has resigned.
LATHROP – Lathrop businessman J. Chaka Santos says it's time to have a change of venue for the popular annual Mayor's Art Purchase Award Show and Sale.
The 42 members of Nile Garden School's Class of 200 a were not the only ones saying farewell to their alma mater at their graduation exercises Tuesday evening.
You had to have a ticket to get into the graduation ceremonies at Stella Brockman School Tuesday evening.
The 98 graduates making up the Class of 2009 at Brock Elliott School received their diplomas Tuesday evening under the watchful eyes of the Timberwolves, Sierra High School's mascot.
Bullying is an age-old phenomenon that is getting a lot of modern-day attention.
The bullying started when Blake Coronado was in sixth grade. A shy kid by nature, he kept it all to himself because he didn't want to bother his parents and did not want them to get worried.
A high school student is "physically assaulted" without apparent provocation. The incident happens just once. It gets reported to school and police authorities. The student's parent says her daughter was bullied. Is this bullying?
About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.
The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of the six-county Catholic Diocese of Stockton announced over the weekend the diocese will likely file for bankruptcy saying there is "no viable option" other than re-organization.
In May of 1944, Al Ftacek, a soldier from the town of Ottawa in Illinois, was sent to England to be part of a six-month bombing mission to Germany.
Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.
World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.
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.