LATHROP – The City of Lathrop will still get to celebrate its 20th birthday on July 1. But it will be sans the spectacular fireworks that attracted the estimated crowd of up to 10,000 that turned out last year at the then newly opened Mossdale Landing Community Park.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop hired a new city manager and saved $25,000 at the same time.
Norma Bologna does not agree with the way state legislators are handling the budget in Sacramento.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop stands to lose about $430,000 from its 2009-10 coffers to the State of California following the failure of Proposition 1A in Tuesday's elections.
A recipe book has become an inside joke among the women employees and general manager of South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
LATHROP - In the end, there were no concessions made.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is pulling out all the stops to mark a major historical milestone.
LATHROP – Manteca artist Dan Voller was the big winner in this year's Mayor's Art Purchase Award Show and Sale.
LATHROP - Lathrop City Council members postponed putting their official stamp on the proposed elimination of 15 positions Wednesday night by agreeing to meet with union representatives one more time on Friday to look at other options to trim the anticipated $2.8 million annual budget deficit.
A 30-acre almond orchard that has been home to five generations of the Freitas family faces the threat of being bisected literally by giant power transmission lines.
LATHROP – If Lathrop were a patient and its budget woes the fatal diagnosed disease, it would be dead in four and a half months if it doesn't get the necessary and immediate life-saving cure.
LATHROP - It's still not known if there will be layoffs in the Lathrop Police Services as the city looks for ways to bridge the estimated $2.5 million budget deficit.
The Sierra High Band Boosters are proud to say they "got the beat." But they will also say they "got the beef."
LATHROP – Some 15 jobs are on the chopping block in the City of Lathrop's first round of layoff notices to overcome an estimated $2.5 million budget deficit.
What do mail carriers and St. Vincent de Paul Society have in common?
The advent of Lent always brings to mind Father William Delaney, former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Manteca.
It was a busy morning at Aki's Food To-Go and Grocery in Manteca. It was the crunch before the lunch hour, and owner Elda Paneda was busy attending to the customer traffic at the front counter.
Today promises to be a fun fowl day, and so much more, at the Manteca Unified School Farm.
They braved Friday's pouring rain so the show will go on this weekend.
RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.
They read. They listened to readings. They watched various people reading their favorite books. They wore Dr. Seuss character costumes. They ate green eggs – scrambled – and green apples. They wore hats that looked like the one worn by the character in The Cat in the Hat with a spelling twist.
Rain is usually bad news at this time of the year when the almond orchards are in bloom. Low temperatures leave pollinating bees cold which means they are not doing what they are supposed to do to maximize the crop yield come harvest time in the fall.
It's market day. The venue is a spacious grassy field that's about the size of a baseball field. Around the perimeter of the field are tables laden with an array of handmade and one-of-a-kind creations that range from practical and simply decorative to whimsical and plain utilitarian.
They are piece makers in the aesthetic sense. But they also help those who helped bring peace to the world – America's veterans.
Voters in the Manteca Unified School District will have one measure on in the November ballot that others outside that geographical area will not have to worry about. They will have to decide whether the election of Board of Education trustees should be by area only or at-large.
They are two conspicuous figures on the Tidewater Bike Path.
Here's the news flash: University of California Cooperative Extension will play host to Farm 2 School fundraiser. Venue will be the Stanislaus County Ag Center Harvest Hall. Highlight samples: Wine and beer tasting, produce tasting, and a farmers' market.
BY ROSE ALBANO RISSO
Two of the five members of the San Joaquin County Board of Education are ending their terms this year. They are Jill Fritchen who represents Area 3, and Anthony Gutierrez of Area 4.
The first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe who resigned as the spiritual head of St. Mary's Church in Stockton after he confessed to having fathered a child is yet to file papers that would relieve him of his priestly duties.