LATHROP – July is when summer really sizzles in the valley. But the real sizzler on Saturday, July 11, will be Valverde Park in Lathrop. With about two-dozen barbecue chefs expected to turn out for the International Barbecue Competition and Festival, you won't even need a GPS to show you the way to the Fifth Street community park. Just follow your nose and the aroma of charbroiled chicken and pork ribs will lead you to ...
How much do you know about the Portuguese festa, or the festas in Manteca? The word festa alone does not tell the whole story but simply connotes something much bigger and more meaningful. That much I've learned through the years of enjoying the annual celebrations in Manteca. For instance, the flyer that went out for this Sunday's MRPS festa announced, "Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society 90th annual Holy Ghost Celebration," with the last three words in large ...
Kylee Machado will be riding in a special float in, perhaps, the most unique seat of the MRPS festa parade on Sunday.
San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Fredrick A. Wentworth announced Wednesday he will be retiring from his post after nearly 20 years at the helm.
LATHROP – Fired former Chief Building Official Matt Browne has been offered settlements of unknown amounts by the city in connection with his wrongful termination case. Each time, Browne, through his attorney, turned those "golden handshake offers" down.
The fire that destroyed a section of a residential ivy fence next to Hildebrand Park Tuesday afternoon in Manteca was like a dog whose bark is worse than its bite.
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival. As soon as Brandon Lopez, Ally's best friend, closed the gate behind them, the playful quartet ran off to gambol on the spacious manicured grass while throwing a quick friendly nod to the other guests at the well-appointed sprawling park. Roxy and Ally ...
LATHROP - Lathrop city officials have confirmed that the City Council will discuss then vote at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 23, as to whether former chief building official Matt Browne should be reinstated to his former job and awarded back pay and other compensation.
LATHROP – Did the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District miss the money boat when the City of Lathrop was incorporated 20 years ago?
LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.
Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is in a financial tight spot like everybody else these days and has turned to the city for an emergency hand-up.
The Rev. James Carlton defied the odds, not just once but twice. In 1982, when he had a brain abscess removed, doctors said he was not going to make it. But he proved them all wrong, and before long he was back preaching at the First Assembly of God on North Main and East North Street (now the Valley Community Presbyterian Church) where he was the associate pastor. Ten years later in 1992, he had ...
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. It's also about people helping people even when the economy is bad like it is today, which makes those acts of kindness even more special. At least, that is the case with the third annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday at the French Camp Golf Course to benefit the Lathrop Sunrise Rotary's scholarship program and the Hospice of ...
The women who work in a small but well-appointed room at the Woodbridge at Del Webb club house call the place, tongue in cheek, "the sweat shop."
A 20-year-old Manteca man is in San Joaquin County Jail facing seven felony and one misdemeanor charges with total bail set at nearly $1 million.
A drive-thru dinner fund-raiser is being held at Precision Automotive on Moffat Boulevard on Thursday, June 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to support the non-profit organization, Without Permission.
BY ROSE ALBANO RISSO
A dusty and weedy nine-acre property in the Union Ranch housing development stands like a sore thumb in the middle of toni homes with manicured lawns. Its expansive brown dirt is in sharp, sad contrast to the lush green park next to it bordered by blooming shrub roses.
STOCKTON - Cupcakes, cacti, tractors and quilts, oh my! And that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as the San Joaquin County Fair now in full swing is all about.
STOCKTON - Usually, third time's the charm for people who throw their hats in a competition or game of chance.
Marilyn Lindberg and Melissa Meharg watched as Lucille Solaegui taste-tested the colorful cupcake topped with a floral motif.
Mabel Teicheira is a mother of two, the grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of nine.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
The Manteca Unified Vocational Academy could be starting its next program in August when the school year 2013-14 begins.
Jody Correia is inviting everyone to the MRPS Hall on Sunday. The event is the 94th annual Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society's Holy Ghost festa. The invitation is for everybody to come and share the day's feast of sopas, the traditional soup served especially for this day.
STOCKTON – The Diocese of Stockton has reached a negotiated settlement with attorneys for a man who was a victim of sexual abuse in the 1980s by defrocked Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady.
Like many farmers in the area at this time of the year, John Mendes is busy cutting and baling hay in the fields, and storing them for winter feed.
Great Valley Academy in Manteca was described as one of the "few (charter school) models that exist" by the Center for Educational Reform.