LATHROP – Lathrop nonprofit organizations that are interested in submitting an application for Safe and Sane Fireworks this year are invited to attend an orientation meeting today starting at 5 p.m.
LATHROP – The handful of parents and grandparents who showed up Tuesday morning at Lathrop Elementary School knew they were attending a book party. But the big surprise came later on when they actually got to read what their children had written in the newly minted hardcover publication titled, "Warriors Rock!" with the subtitle, "Lathrop Elementary School Warrior Writers."
It's not exactly like the world famous Medieval Times that has put the Southern California city of Buena Park on the map.
LATHROP – About 190 Lathrop Elementary School students can honestly say they are nowbona fide published writers.
Dale Gray called the triple-attraction combination a win-win for everyone concerned.
Driving the kids to school when they were attending Nile Garden Elementary School, I used to make a pit stop at the donut shop in the small neighborhood shopping center on Union Road at West Yosemite Avenue. The kids opted for the chocolate-topped bars or the round ones. I usually had a half-dozen of the small rounded bite sizes with a small cup of decaf coffee.
LATHROP – The tragic death of 25-year-old Jeremy Lum nearly a year ago has become a rallying point in his family's effort to increase society's awareness to mental illness.
It was an evening of Delicato wine and Portuguese donuts that brought the crowd at the Manteca Historical Museum on Thursday.
To get two of any product for the price of one is always a bargain. But this double delight is more than just a bargain.
LATHROP – An expired car registration landed four men in San Joaquin County Jail on various felony charges. San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle and pulled it over on South Airport Way at South Airport Court shortly before midnight on Monday.
LATHROP – Gilbert Olivas knows firsthand there's life after retirement.
The "Gardens for Generations" garden tour on the eve of Mother's Day over the weekend lived up to its nostalgic grand theme.
LATHROP – The preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010-11 will not be available until Monday, May 17. But already the Lathrop City Council has scheduled the dates when the budget hearings will be held.
It's a family event complete with a rib and tri-tip feed, barn dance, and auctions with big-ticket items galore.
"An Animal's Prayer." A really simple title to a really short poem. But its brevity – it's only four verses, roughly a mere 20 words all together, if that – is what makes it a gem, as far as I'm concerned.
Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.
Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.
Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.
If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.
The Lindbergh Corporation Yard building is officially completed. That's the new structure warehouse-like structure in what used to be a parking lot surrounded by portables behind the brick structure that used to house the Manteca Adult School on East North Street.
Chester Smith is in Northern California with a San Joaquin County strike team battling a devastating wildfire in Siskiyou County where eight homes so far have been destroyed.
When in drought, what do avid gardeners do?
Delta Charter Online, a new charter school under the Delta Charter Schools umbrella and authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District, is now offering opportunities for adults to finish their high school diploma.