"An Animal's Prayer." A really simple title to a really short poem. But its brevity – it's only four verses, roughly a mere 20 words all together, if that – is what makes it a gem, as far as I'm concerned.
Artists who want to be a part of history-in-the-making are invited to show samples of their work at the Manteca Historical Museum on Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 5 p.m.
LATHROP – A compelling sculpture of an eagle and its hapless prey is this year's winner of the Lathrop Mayor's Art Purchase Award.
LATHROP – What if you have a birthday coming and the celebration is moved three months after the actual date? Not only that, the party in your honor is being combined with another celebration?
LATHROP – Lathrop councilman Christopher Mateo stubbornly dug in his heels. But no amount of "ranting and raving," as he described his opposition to Safe and Sane Fireworks, stopped the will of the majority.
Father Dante Dammay, parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Manteca, was one of nearly 50 priests honored recently in Fremont in conjunction with the worldwide celebration of "Year for Priests" declared by Pope Benedict XVI.
LATHROP - The Lathrop City Council will determine tonight whether nonprofit groups in the community will be selling Safe and Sane Fireworks for the Fourth of and the city's birthday celebrations and raise funds at the same time.
One bad deed deserves - a good deed? Maybe, even several good deeds?
Safe and Sane Fireworks is becoming an explosive issue in Lathrop that is polarizing some residents and a member of the City Council, not to mention a retired fire chief.
As an artist, Mary DiMaggio's porcelain and canvas creations are inspired by nature.
A free class for history buffs, as well as for those interested in beefing up their knowledge of historical highpoints and figures in the area, is being offered by the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.
The employees at Precision 6 Hair Styling in Manteca are trying hard to understand why someone would swipe from their front counter a donation jar for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
The final tally in the May 8 Manteca Garden Tour featured homes is six. Two business locations also have been added to the list of places where tickets can be purchased at $15 apiece.
She would rather toil in anonymity. However, like the saint of the slums in Calcutta, India, the work she does quietly proclaims her identity to a grateful public. And inevitably comes the attention and tribute.
LATHROP – Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish in Lathrop is starting what could become an annual tradition for the community.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
Victor Hernandez of Weston Ranch High School won the judges' nod in the art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. As the winner among 19 entries submitted, he receives $100 cash prize.
Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.
There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.
Leo Bennett-Cauchon, Manteca Unified's special ed teacher who continues to be on leave of absence with pay, is taking his cause to Lathrop High School.
Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.
The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.
Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.
Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.
It's day two of Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchion's vigil in front of the district administration office on West Louise Avenue.
When Manteca Unified School District officials return to work this morning after a three-day weekend off, they will be met by Leo Bennett-Cauchon outside the West Louise Avenue entrance to the property.
Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.
Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.
Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?
All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.