LATHROP – If you've driven by Lathrop Road on both sides of Interstate 5 in the morning and in the afternoon just before and after school on weekdays, you've probably seen some students crossing Manthey Road and walking along Lathrop Road and under the freeway.
A picture truly paints a thousand words. Yes, even ones that are the obligatory promo shots intended for scrapbooks that only family members, relatives and maybe a few friends would enjoy viewing one too many times.
LATHROP – The city of Lathrop will be out of a public information officer by the end of next week due to anticipated budget constraints.
LATHROP - Kristy Sayles finished ahead of her contender in the November 2008 mayoral elections but not just in the ballot count.
There are more than 2,000 reasons to support the Symphony Comes to Manteca Committee today compared to just 175 – about 275 at the most – in previous years.
If you plan to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles office today in Manteca, or in any other city or town, you won't be able to get in. DMV offices are closed today, and every first and third Friday of the month from then on until June of next year.
LATHROP – Public and private properties throughout the city of Lathrop are being "tagged" every week. The problem is costing the city about $400 a month in supplies, and 14 hours of staff time to get rid of them.
LATHROP – For the first time since he was placed on administrative leave with pay in July 2007 and his eventual "wrongful termination," as he called his firing in February 2008, Lathrop's former chief building official Matt Browne addressed the City Council in person.
LATHROP – In anticipation of the filing of the report from the hearing officer who presided over the wrongful-termination appeal of former Lathrop chief building officer Matt Browne, the Lathrop City Council tonight will consider a resolution outlining the process that they will use in reviewing the recommendations.
LATHROP – Dwindling revenues due to the widespread economic downtown is prompting Lathrop city officials to sit down and crunch the numbers for the coming fiscal year 2009-10.
LATHROP - The title of the book is "Filipinos in Stockton." But inside this compendium of archival photographs, part of the Images of America series which "celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country" are a few familiar and once-familiar faces in Lathrop and even Manteca.
The videotape taken at the party where an off-duty Manteca Police officer was alleged to have hit some guests shows him shoving a young man to the floor. The video clip shows Detective Kirk Doty looking angry as he talked to the unidentified guest before pushing him in the chest with both hands.
The words across the front of Lou George's aquamarine T-shirt said it all: "We Know the Right Price."
More than 300 volunteers from Manteca will be serving as tour guides to about 4,000 third-graders during Wednesday's AgVenture event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
In these hard economic times, everything looks bleak.
Today is the last day of filing for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent. Candidate's papers have to be filed at the county Registrar of Voters in Stockton by 5 p.m.
When Mick Founts took over as superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education, his annual base salary was set at $235,000.
One of the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent has made a campaign pledge to take a 15 percent voluntary reduction in salary if elected.
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.