LATHROP – Rick Caldeira, Lathrop's city clerk since 2005, is following his heart to San Francisco.
When all is said and done, the Matt Browne wrongful-termination case could haunt the collective conscience of Lathrop's city officials and taxpayers for a long time. Based on preliminary figures plus other anticipated expenses, not to mention related expenses factored into the big picture, a former department head's courageous act to stand by his unwavering belief that he was unjustly terminated and denied his constitutional rights as a city employee, could end up costing the city a pretty penny - maybe even close to a million dollars.
The Manteca Quilters Guild is pulling out all the stops to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
LATHROP – What a difference a decade makes in Lathrop's property-tax landscape.
LATHROP – It's one of Lathrop's best-kept secret – the new and improved Valverde Park.
LATHROP – Lathrop's city clerk, Rick Caldeira, has just joined an elite group and added the three letters MMC to his title.
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.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.
Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.
Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.
If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.
The Lindbergh Corporation Yard building is officially completed. That's the new structure warehouse-like structure in what used to be a parking lot surrounded by portables behind the brick structure that used to house the Manteca Adult School on East North Street.