Father Patrick Walker paid tribute to the parents and teachers of St. Anthony School's graduates of 2010 whom he called "the shining lights" of the future as they prepare to move on to the next chapter in their lives.
LATHROP – Nonprofit organizations in Lathrop have until 4 p.m. on Thursday to submit their lottery application forms for Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raisers this year.
Even the weather conspired to make the first ever art show hosted by the Manteca Historical Museum a success in more ways than one.
It was a tour for all the senses with plenty of intellectual stimulation to sweeten the experience.
The wedding day is in two months and you have yet to start making the gown for the bride who just happens to be your daughter.
Several well-known Manteca artists like Tom Olson, as well as up-and-coming local talents of various art disciplines will be showing and selling their best works today at the first ever art show hosted by the Manteca Historical Museum.
LATHROP – San Joaquin Valley's sizzling hot summer in July is facing some stiff competition this year.
LATHROP – Taco trucks may soon have to move every three hours in Lathrop or run afoul with the law.
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LATHROP – Lathrop nonprofit organizations that are interested in submitting an application for Safe and Sane Fireworks this year are invited to attend an orientation meeting today starting at 5 p.m.
LATHROP – The handful of parents and grandparents who showed up Tuesday morning at Lathrop Elementary School knew they were attending a book party. But the big surprise came later on when they actually got to read what their children had written in the newly minted hardcover publication titled, "Warriors Rock!" with the subtitle, "Lathrop Elementary School Warrior Writers."
It's not exactly like the world famous Medieval Times that has put the Southern California city of Buena Park on the map.
LATHROP – About 190 Lathrop Elementary School students can honestly say they are nowbona fide published writers.
Dale Gray called the triple-attraction combination a win-win for everyone concerned.
Driving the kids to school when they were attending Nile Garden Elementary School, I used to make a pit stop at the donut shop in the small neighborhood shopping center on Union Road at West Yosemite Avenue. The kids opted for the chocolate-topped bars or the round ones. I usually had a half-dozen of the small rounded bite sizes with a small cup of decaf coffee.
Gae Carney's thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite's cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.
We give thanks every day. But Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for the many blessings we have.
Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.
It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.
Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.
More than 50 men from 11 churches in the area attended the Central Valley Men's Prayer Night on Monday held at Calvary Community Church in Manteca.
Ashley Drain, the wife and mother who ended school board trustee Manuel Medeiros's 16 years of elected service in the November elections, has plenty of plans as the representative of Area 2.
When it rains, it just drizzles. So far, that's how the wet weather has been in the parched and drought-ravaged Northern San Joaquin Valley during the current fall season. But, as a Bay Area radio newscaster commented the other day, we're grateful for every little rain.
They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.
Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.
During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.
On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."
Alexander Bronson made his first appearance at a Manteca Unified School board meeting on Wednesday.
It was like old times.