The Rev. James Carlton defied the odds, not just once but twice.
LATHROP – Lathrop's Kid Club has been one of the most popular programs in the city's 20-year history.
LATHROP – If you think a golf tournament is all about fun at the links, think again.
LATHROP – It's penny-pinching time and everybody should share the pain and not just a few people.
LATHROP – Goodbye, Heidi. Welcome, Big Dan.
LATHROP – Even with the slowdown in residential building and record foreclosures in the 12-month period from Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2009, Lathrop's population still managed to grow by 1.38 percent – from 17,429 to 17,671.
LATHROP – Lathrop City Council members and staff will hold budget reviews this week even as they continue efforts to find ways to cut $1.2 million more from an anticipated budget deficit of about $2.5 million in the fiscal year starting July 1.
LATHROP – Loyalty pays. The Lathrop City Council just saw that happen last week when the elected officials unanimously approved to extend its contract with the same company that has been hauling the city's garbage since 2004.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District fire marshal who was arrested last week on several drug-related charges while on duty and while driving a fire district utility vehicle has resigned.
LATHROP – Lathrop businessman J. Chaka Santos says it's time to have a change of venue for the popular annual Mayor's Art Purchase Award Show and Sale.
The 42 members of Nile Garden School's Class of 200 a were not the only ones saying farewell to their alma mater at their graduation exercises Tuesday evening.
You had to have a ticket to get into the graduation ceremonies at Stella Brockman School Tuesday evening.
The 98 graduates making up the Class of 2009 at Brock Elliott School received their diplomas Tuesday evening under the watchful eyes of the Timberwolves, Sierra High School's mascot.
Shasta School's 8th-grade class of 2009 will go down in history as the first to hold graduation ceremonies in its brand-new multi-purpose gym.
LATHROP – The final step in the long-running wrongful termination charges filed by former senior building official Matt Browne against the City of Lathrop appears to be approaching the finish line.
The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."
Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.
Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.
There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.
Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.
There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.
If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.
The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.
These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.
Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.
When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.
She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.
Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.