LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council elections ballot on Nov. 2 could be crowded based on the number of would-be candidates to date who have pulled papers at City Hall.
LATHROP – Raise taxes for fire protection, or increase fire insurance?
LATHROP - The family of Lathrop City Councilman Sonny Dhaliwal knows full well the role of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is a matter of life and death to its citizens.
RIPON – Gardens belonging to two landscaping businesses and the owners of McManis Winery in Ripon are among the half-dozen attractions featured in the annual September Garden Stroll sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club.
LATHROP – Many residents in the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District geographical jurisdiction believe that the district receives money from the City of Manteca's sales tax measure established about four years ago.
Wanted: A fund-raiser for a mower. Target goal: about $6,000.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District will have until August 6 to fine-tune the language of the parcel tax measure that will be on the ballot in the November elections.
There are more than 130 reasons to visit Delicato Family Vineyards on Saturday.
LATHROP – In the midst of Lathrop-Manteca Fire District's worst budget crisis since its founding in 1936, its union firefighters are stepping forward with a laundry list of suggestions to help soften the fiscal blow.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.
Three area churches are pooling their resources and musical talents together to worship, praise God, and fund-raise for missions.
An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.
RIPON – Guests from Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop mingled under the stars and enjoyed fine food, wine and music Friday at the countryside home of Bill and Lucille Harris.
LATHROP – It will be more than a block party taking place at the Camino Real Mobile Home Estates on National Night Out.
There was something about the bird that stopped me in my tracks.
Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.
More than 50 men from 11 churches in the area attended the Central Valley Men's Prayer Night on Monday held at Calvary Community Church in Manteca.
Ashley Drain, the wife and mother who ended school board trustee Manuel Medeiros's 16 years of elected service in the November elections, has plenty of plans as the representative of Area 2.
When it rains, it just drizzles. So far, that's how the wet weather has been in the parched and drought-ravaged Northern San Joaquin Valley during the current fall season. But, as a Bay Area radio newscaster commented the other day, we're grateful for every little rain.
They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.
Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.
During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.
On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."
Alexander Bronson made his first appearance at a Manteca Unified School board meeting on Wednesday.
It was like old times.
The first five schools that will be benefiting from the narrowly passed $159 million school bond in the November elections are all elementary campuses.
The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.
Brock Dennis Elliott was 18 years old when he died. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 27, 1966. Less than a year later, on May 26, 1967, he was killed in action in Vietnam. He was the first Manteca resident killed in that unpopular conflict.
Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.