Three weeks from today, the St. Anthony of Padua School will throw its own version of a crab feed fund-raiser.
FRENCH CAMP – A San Joaquin County Sheriffs' correctional officer who supervises prisoners at the county jail ended up being an inmate at the place where he worked following his arrest on Thursday.
One cold winter day in February 1992, a gay man was discovered dead at his home on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.
Bambi Smith immediately set the record straight about what Treasure Hunters Roadshow is all about.
LATHROP – There's nothing wrong with Fifth Street in Lathrop. But perhaps it needs a new name that would reflect this part of the Old Town District's historic past - a name that would honor one of the town's pioneer families.
LATHROP – Four years after it opened for business, the Lathrop USA Motors finally made a big splash in the local newspapers.
LATHROP – Once upon a time, there was a Lathrop Corner Café. Patricia Terry Richichi remembers it well, and so does Frank Mendes. Longtime Lathrop residents Bennie and Joyce Gatto also have a lot of memories of the building complex that housed a restaurant, a store, and a bar that was also a dance hall at least once a week.
LATHROP – The valley's sizzling summer temperature was not the only thing heating up the city in July of 2010. The sweltering weather had some serious competition coming from the election campaigns on all government levels – and Lathrop was no exception.
Editor's note: This is the first of two parts looking back on key events in Lathrop during 2010.
LATHROP – Frank Padilla, Jr., 45, is facing five felony charges following a routine patrol stop on Tuesday. The incident started as a report about a suspicious person inside the mobile home park located in the 15000 block of North Harlan Road.
"Mind-boggling milestone for grandma."
RIPON – A Ripon man watched as his property on South Jack Tone Road was being burglarized.
LATHROP - McKee Boulevard at Mossdale Landing runs through agricultural land that was farmed for nearly a century by the family of Lathrop's first and four-time mayor, Steve McKee, who took over the farming after his parents retired.
It looks like a violin with a wide neck brace. One needs a bow to play it, but it's not a violin. It has frets, but it's not a guitar. And the sound that emanates from this wooden musical contraption is like no other.
Helen Young is not just a grand but a great-great lady a hundred times over.
The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.
When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.
East Union High senior Alexis Evans' artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year's annual Evening of the Arts.
Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer's contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.
The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.
Resign voluntarily or get recalled.
Helen Rothlin Sandoval still remembers the many happy days spent at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.
The Ripon Swiss Hall and the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco have plenty of things in common.
The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.
Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."
Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.
Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.
Melonie Vaughn of Lathrop High School could be going from Lathrop to Harvard.