FRENCH CAMP – If a picture paints a thousand words, as the old adage says, then a group shot of the first ever Lathrop Chamber of Commerce State of the City would tell the whole story.
There are plenty of bargains around in this down economy. But a $5 original handcrafted grandfather clock would be hard, maybe even impossible, to find anywhere.
Samantha Fitzgibbon's The Raven Queen doll did not qualify for the doll show. But she brought her original creation anyway to the 31st annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show at MRPS Hall Saturday.
The future of the Manteca Quilters Guild is already in the hands of the next generation.
It's called the 31st annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show. And for sure, there are scores of eye-popping colorful creations coming from the talented members of Manteca's Quilters Guild.
LATHROP – The two young children had smiling faces in the pictures attached to their handwritten letters.
LATHROP –The Lathrop city employee who resigned so an older co-worker does not get laid off, and the recipient of that selfless act will be featured on the television news magazine, Inside Edition.
Two fraternal organizations affiliated with St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Manteca have found a secret to fund-raising success.
LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.
At the International Quilt Festival held in Houston, Texas, in October, Manteca quilter Judy Mullen's "Just Purrefect" won third place.
LATHROP – The worst is yet to come.
LATHROP – Patricia Overy, a wife and the mother of four children ages 14, 7, and four-year-old twins, has volunteered to give up her job with the City of Lathrop so that a co-worker in her 60s will not be laid off.
LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles will be the lone representative of Lathrop in the annual One Voice trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the San Joaquin Council of Governments.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
I was trying to focus intently on a bee hovering over a cluster of snow-white almond blossoms. All around me, scores of bees were buzzing. The weather was perfect for pollination - the sun was shining, the skies were clear and blue, and there was no breeze to stir the petals of the flowers that would make focusing somewhat of a challenge. And it was neither too hot nor too cold outside.
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.
If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.
Gloryanna Rhodes loves the open spaces in America. That feeling first hit her in the gut about 45 years ago while going over the Altamont Pass on the way to Yosemite National Park as she gazed at the vast valley below.
Brush up your resume.