Clean-up day at Manteca's historic East Union Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 24.
FRENCH CAMP – When Wayne Knauf visited French Camp School recently, he was appalled to see the historic marker at the entrance to the campus moved unceremoniously several feet away, wrapped up with cables and chains and then tied to a tree.
LATHROP - After years of sitting as a blighted neighbor to Lathrop Elementary School, a rundown and legally nonconforming apartment complex on O Street could look forward to a major curb-side makeover with a little help from City Hall.
The parking lot behind the Lindbergh Manteca Adult School on North Street will be transformed into a flea market with 100 sellers on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The city of Lathrop is concerned about blight and public safety. That's why it's opening bureaucratic doors to fast-track the solution to a problem that has long been a black eye in an area of town that is rich not only in historic legacy but also one that has a direct and immediate impact on hundreds of youngsters.
The Egelston garden at Woodbridge Del Webb in Manteca is impossible to miss.
The powerful PG&E company is locking horns with two Manteca farmers over easement issues. Pitting the utility giant against lifelong farmers Arnold and Roseline Rothlin is like watching a David and Goliath battle.
This is not the first time Arnold and Roseline Rothlin of Nile Garden Farms butted heads with the giant utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric.
Those who have been procrastinating mailing their income tax returns up to the last minute will have to go to the Arch Road office after 5 p.m. That's the time the post offices in Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon will close today.
LATHROP – Parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lathrop have started a new fund-raiser for its church-building project: a monthly flea market.
LATHROP – The latest step in the City of Lathrop's continuing effort to rejuvenate the areas in and around the Historic Old Town District is being discussed at the next Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday.
LATHROP – Lathrop city officials want residents to read their lips: No new taxes for fiscal year 2010-11.
It's been quite a while since I set foot in the annual Manteca Street Fair downtown. Come to think of it, I think that was the Pumpkin Fair that I attended. I remember that because that's the year I went and took pictures of the Cow-munity mural in the parking lot of the then-Kentucky Fried Chicken, now the Athens Burgers. One of the pictures I took that day appears in the Best of Photography Annual 2009 of Photographer's Forum Magazine.
LATHROP – There's a new sign inside the council chambers at City Hall greeting visitors and city officials conducting meetings at the public venue.
Income tax filing is not the only deadline that is in the mind of taxpayers these days.
The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."
Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.
Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.
There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.
Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.
There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.
If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.
The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.
These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.
Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.
When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.
She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.
Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.