RIPON – St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon is gearing up for a major expansion that would include a kindergarten through eighth grade school for up to 200 students, a new church that is expected to double the existing church's capacity, a chapel, convent and a multi-purpose building.
Two new Portuguese cultural classes are being offered by the Manteca Senior Center and the city Parks and Recreation Department starting this Wednesday.
Donate as little as $5 to the Manteca Kindred Arts and you could be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind table runner made by nationally recognized by award-winning quilter Judy Mullen.
One of Manteca's great movers and shakers has died. Aldo Brocchini, longtime owner of Accent Carpets One and the former Ace Hardware Store in Manteca, died Thursday night at Kaiser Modesto after a short illness. Friends, business acquaintances, employees and customers remembered the always amiable Brocchini as a people person, a progressive thinker, a shrewd businessman and a great business promoter with a golden heart. His death at the age of 82 came as a ...
LATHROP – A petition to stop Mayor Kristy Sayles from attending the One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., is being circulated in Lathrop.
LATHROP – On the March 3 Lathrop City Council agenda, one name stood out in the list of city staff.
LATHROP – Lathrop businesses are getting a little help from the city during these hard economic times.
LATHROP – Is there a Lathrop in South San Joaquin Irrigation District's future jurisdiction?
Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.
LATHROP – Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food to untold numbers of hungry individuals and families every year, is asking for $10,000 from Lathrop's Community Development Block Grant program.
LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council will not be discussing the approval of a city-wide security camera system anytime soon.
You learn something new every day, so the saying goes. But there are days that offer rare opportunities to learn a plethora of new things. An example of that is the Manteca Quilters show this weekend. You definitely learn a lot of new things after spending even just a few hours at the show. I know that from first-hand experience. This year, this must-go-to event is taking place at the MRPS Hall on Grant Street ...
LATHROP – Lathrop Vice Mayor Martha Salcedo's logic was simple. "We can't ask our residents for an increase in water and sewer rates, and then turn around and say, 'fly us to Washington.' I just couldn't bring myself to do that," she said, explaining why she voted against sending a delegation from the city to the annual San Joaquin One Voice Trip to the nation's capital. She was the lone dissenter with Mayor Kristy Sayles ...
The Manteca Quilters' 30th Anniversary Quilt and Doll Show this weekend will have as many highlights as a patchwork quilt.
LATHROP – Lathrop residents will pay higher water and sewer rates starting in March. After delaying their decision for two weeks following a plea from many of its low-income and fixed-income residents not to raise their monthly utility bills, the City Council unanimously approved the higher rates but did so with great reluctance. "I struggled with this long and hard," said Mayor Kristy Sayles. But she did not see any "good" alternatives available either. She ...
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.
What to do with the empty Lindbergh School building, the brick facility that used to house the Manteca Adult School, some of Manteca Unified ROP classes and other programs, is an issue that will be rehashed for the next several months and, perhaps, for the next few years by the district Board of Education.
Severely deteriorating pavements at two high school and one elementary school campuses in the Manteca Unified School District are presenting health and safety risks.
Robi and Ray Cornelius describe their Del Webb home's back yard as something akin to a two-lane bowling alley. Yet, the garden that they have created in that limited space is nothing close to a "tunnel vision," as Robi Cornelius puts it.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
Alex Orr, Sierra High School's Class of 2013 valedictorian, has his heart set on a career in the music industry. To get there, he plans to pursue a degree in applied computer science at the University of California, San Diego where he will start his college studies in the fall.