FRENCH CAMP – Reactions to the appointment of Gorman Houbein to the French Camp-McKinley Fire District board of directors Tuesday by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors ranged from elation and guarded optimism to one that bordered on cynicism.
LATHROP – Forrest Burke wants his family protected. He worries about his wife and their three young children when he is at work. So he went to the Lathrop Police Services to apply for a concealed weapon permit for his wife's protection when he's away.
LATHROP – By this time next month, the No Parking signs on both sides of Thomsen Road near the Harlan Road intersection will be gone.
FRENCH CAMP – You think the gubernatorial drama is the hottest election ticket? Think again.
The latest project of the Manteca Mural Society is now another significant footnote in Manteca's history.
Everyone was busy at Athens Burgers all day Saturday, but they were all smiling. Business was so brisk that the hours around lunch time saw long lines of hungry customers.
Friends in need are friends indeed.
LATHROP – Two Lathrop firefighters, one a reservist and the other retired, and a Manteca dairy farmer are vying for the two vacant seats on the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District board in the November 2 elections.
LATHROP – Prior to her forced resignation from her job in Lathrop two years ago, former city manager Yvonne Quiring was asked by union employees to resign based on a laundry list of complaints about her job performance. Their request was contained in a letter that they presented to the city council.
Crystal Downs couldn't be happier with the mural that will grace the north side of her State Farm Insurance building at 259 North Main Street.
Ten-year-old Lucia Barragan won fourth place and a cash prize of $800 over the weekend at a national songwriting contest held in San Antonio, Texas.
LATHROP – A few years ago, during his days as a professional basketball player and before he was catapulted to coach in the big leagues, Lathrop native Scott Brooks returned to his alma mater to conduct basketball clinics for area youth.
There will be a lion dancing in front of the Hong Kong Chinese restaurant on South Main Street Sunday evening. Since the performance will be in the parking lot, the public is welcome to enjoy the show which will run for about half an hour starting at 6:30 p.m.
LATHROP – Not all the stars were shining in the sky competing with the luminous moon Tuesday night, at least in Lathrop. A good number of them were inside the newly named Scott Brooks Gym in the Community Center delighting the audience there with lively dance and musical numbers performed by the city's talented youth.
The first day of fall 2010 lasted less than an hour. Chances are, you were asleep when the autumnal equinox crept in shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It's the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.
The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.
Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.
Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.
Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.
Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.
There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.
The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.
For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.
Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.
Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.
High Tea time at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca is always a special occasion. But it's even more so during the Christmas season when it's held with Winter Wonderland magic for backdrop.
Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.
The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.
Tradition and togetherness.