I've seen the two trucks parked on the same spot for days. Twice, a few days apart last week, I drove by the intersection where I saw their looming and enormous bright orange metal bodies. They were parked close together, one behind the other, on the west side of Manthey Road just a few feet to the south of the Lathrop Road intersection.
LATHROP – The sign, "In God We Trust," could soon be hanging prominently on the wall behind the City Council dais in the council chambers at Lathrop City Hall.
LATHROP – It's like a beast that keeps coming back in Lathrop's collective nightmare – what to do with pervasive illegal truck parking in the city.
There will be fewer trees providing a snowy backdrop to this year's annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival, thanks to the recent heavy storms accompanied by strong wind gusts of up to 45 mph.
Several Manteca residents south of the Highway 120 Bypass were in the dark for about four hours at the height of the rainstorm Wednesday.
LATHROP – Ruben Sandoval has nothing but praise for the business family that owns Joe's Travel Plaza and the adjacent 81-room, three-story Best Western Inn & Suites Hotel on North Harlan Road.
LATHROP – Former Lathrop Police Chief Dolores Delgado will be presented a recognition plaque at the City Council's regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 1 at City Hall.
LATHROP – Lathrop residents living around Milestone Manor Park woke up on Tuesday to a picturesque water feature after the night's driving rain accompanied by wind gusts of up to 45 mph.
LATHROP - There will be no Lathrop City Council meeting tonight.
When and where will a brand-new, state-of-the-art Save Mart store be built in Manteca?
One can always go home again, contrary to Thomas Wolfe's classic novel.
Joe Rosa did not have to invent a tall fish tale when he came home from his deep-sea fishing adventure last weekend.
LATHROP – The name of the new Lathrop police chief who will replace former Chief Dolores Delgado will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, by Sheriff Steve Moore.
LATHROP – Some of the homes at Camino Real Mobile Estates in Lathrop are sinking, and residents are pointing the blame at the heavy truck traffic on Harlan Road and the poor condition of the road.
LATHROP – Repairs on a section of Harlan Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road could start in early April.
Two members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees whose terms are ending at the end of the year will not be going through the election process. They will be automatically appointed for another four years on the board.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
"Eat your vegetables!" This is the message that greets diners at the door to the GK Mongolian Barbecue on South Main Street in Manteca.
The teachers in Manteca Unified School District have spoken. They are unanimously endorsing the $159 million Measure G school bond, the election of the four incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, and James Mousalimas for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Torrey Mercer is coming back to Manteca. This time, the winner of the 2013 Best Pop Song for Indie Channel Music Awards is bringing her anti-bullying message not only to Joshua Cowell Elementary School but to Lincoln Elementary as well.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.
Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.