LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council at a public hearing tonight will continue to hear from residents if they have any transportation needs that need to be met.
LATHROP – The ball is in the Pacific Gas & Electric Company's court as far as the project to widen Louise Avenue from Fifth Street to the railroad tracks west of the Manteca Unified School District offices where Lathrop's city limits end is concerned.
The white streamers hanging in the ceiling of Quicki-Kleen Car Wash's convenience store are not the expensive type. But for Francine Escobar, the owner of business on East Yosemite Avenue across from Lincoln Elementary School, each of the more than 100 pieces of white paper simply adorned with a black-and-white illustration of a turkey is priceless.
Alexandra Faith Gomes is living proof miracles do happen.
LATHROP – The mortgage meltdown and home foreclosures have dominated the news from Lathrop in the last several months.
For the next several weeks, you can experience Christmas in the country right here in Manteca.
Benny Arnold's food bag had a can of ham instead of a frozen turkey.
The 30th annual Manteca-Lathrop Boys and Girls Club telethon might very well turn out to be The Telethon That Could in the annals of the organization.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop has launched a campaign to educate residents on what to do with the recent invasion of wasps and yellow jackets in the Mossdale area.
LATHROP - Former Lathrop vice mayor and incumbent councilman Donny S. Dhaliwal has been tapped to be the guest speaker at the 77th annual dinner-dance fiesta of the United Bacarreneos of America. The event will take place tonight at Valverde Park's Community Center on Fifth Street in the Historic Lathrop district. Social hour will start at 6 o'clock followed by a Filipino-style dinner at 7 o'clock. Tickets to the dinner-dance are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District board of directors Thursday night appointed Fred Manding as the new fire chief.
Cornerstone Church's Helping Hands is looking for more volunteer hands to assist in the distribution of 200 Thanksgiving food boxes to area families this weekend.
LATHROP – While neighboring cities such as Stockton and Manteca will close their offices during the entire weeks of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, Lathrop City Hall will remain open except on the holiday itself and Friday.
Arval C. Campbell was just a teen-ager when he heeded the call to fight for his country in World War II. He was one of the lucky ones. He survived that horror.
LATHROP – Right idea, wrong time.
Four Manteca Unified Board of Education members will be sworn in at the trustees' meeting in December by Tony J. Agbayani, Jr., a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge.
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.