In the classic movie, Gene Kelly was singing in the rain. In Manteca and Lathrop Thursday, people were smiling and playing in the April showers.
LATHROP – A verbal exchange between Mayor Kristy Sayles and Lathrop resident J. "Chaka" Santos resulted in a few awkward moments during the City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Spring has definitely arrived in Manteca.
Johnson Studio was a downtown fixture in Manteca for many years. From 1949 to 1984, to be exact.
LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
The woman visiting her son's grave site was not too pleased. She did not like what she was hearing from Evelyn Prouty, one of the regular volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to keep the historic East Union Cemetery from turning into a weed patch after the state revoked its business license and seized its endowment care funds.
The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and surroundings. ...
LATHROP – Should Lathrop continue to have a voter-elected mayor? Dan Mac Neilage, a community activist and one of the community's movers and shakers, categorically says no. And he is not just paying lip service. He is already taking the first steps toward what he hopes will be a community effort to repeal Measure D that was overwhelmingly passed by the voters in the November 1994 special and general municipal elections which established the selection ...
A memorial garden, arbors with climbing roses, decorative benches accented by flowering shrubs, and whitewashed picket fences are among the landscape improvements being planned for the historic East Union Cemetery in Manteca.
LATHROP – A majestic pine tree standing like a sentinel in front of the Community Center in Lathrop was no match for the 50 mph wind gusts that blew over the area Thursday afternoon.
Please don't play golf in the cemetery. That request is coming from the East Union Cemetery Association which owns and operates the historic burial ground of early pioneers and community leaders in the area. The cemetery, which was founded in 1872, is located on the southwest corner of Louise Avenue and Union Road in Manteca. Spring generally brings nice weather and colorful flowers. But all that is nice about the season's balmy weather does not ...
LATHROP – Scores of Lathrop residents recently launched an unsuccessful petition to stop Mayor Kristy Sayles and interim City Manager Cary Keaten from joining the annual One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., in April.
Will Lathrop Vice Mayor Martha Salcedo be the Superhero who will clean up the mess at City Hall? Or will it be Councilman Robert Oliver?
There will be a gathering of famous women in history on Sunday, April 19, at the Manteca Senior Center. And the public is invited to come and rub elbows, maybe even chat with them in between sips of tea or sampling scones and finger sandwiches.
LATHROP – Lathrop Councilman Robert Oliver stated the problem plainly at the last council meeting.
Kimberly LaMar is graduating from East Union High tonight. The Lancers' Class of 2013 valedictorian has a speech to work on and a host of other things to worry about.
It was hard to tell which shone brighter. The shimmering afternoon sun fanned by gentle breezes, or the seemingly never-ending smile on the face of Va Perez.
Shasta Elementary School's promotion ceremony for the 8th grade Class of 2013 began with a moment of silence.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Elementary School 8th grade class of 2013 will have plenty of inspirational words to see them through as they journey on to the next level of education at Lathrop High School.
The 2-year-old who was run over by the family's pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children's Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.
Two separate car crashes on Friday claimed the lives of three people.
The Manteca Unified Board of Education during a special meeting on Tuesday approved the reassignment of two school district administrative personnel.
It was a cozy family affair. Loved ones sat in chairs around white-covered round tables with live potted flower plants serving as centerpieces. Lined up against the walls in the back of the airy and spacious room were trays of brunch comestibles and a wide selection of drinks.
LATHROP – Joyce Gatto has many fond memories of Vera Walquist for a number of reasons.
Manteca Unified School District's 2013 graduation season will be ushered in on Friday with three culmination ceremonies scheduled that day.
St. Anthony of Padua School's graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders' class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
Collin Scholl, East Union High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian, is headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – this fall.
Eighth grader Aubreyanna White enjoyed last year's Medieval Faire at Nile Garden School so much she came to the annual event on Friday wearing the same costume she wore last year when her class put on the show.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved the allocation of $700,000 from Measure M funds to repair severely deteriorating pavements at East Union High School this summer.