Long before there was any bank at all in Lathrop, there was Delta Market. For decades, the family-owned mom and pop grocery store was known to many people by its nickname, "The Bank of Lathrop." People who either did not have the time to make the trip to a bank in Manteca or just wanted to save gas, simply had to stop by Delta Market to cash their pay checks and conveniently do their shopping ...
LATHROP – A storm basin doing double duty as a community garden? A great idea, some Lathrop City Council members admitted while discussing the proposal at their regular meeting earlier this week. But they also wondered: is it an idea whose time has come? Others asked the same question, while a few were sold on the allure of a cooperative venture bringing the community together. After all, even the White House has one – or ...
LATHROP – Lathrop's first ever 24-hour Relay for Life is looking for cancer survivors to honor.
LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles is being accused of having a conflict of interest with The Rush, a free monthly publication subsidizd by taxpayers and distributed to residents and businesses in the city.
The latest on the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association is now just a mouse-click away. In announcing its 23rd anniversary season, the nonprofit group that has been bringing "quality classical music to Manteca and surrounding area" in more than two decades has also taken this opportunity to debut its mantecakindredarts.com web site on the Internet. The web site was actually launched barely a week ago. "We ran into an angel, that's why we were able ...
First, unknown would-be Tiger Woods were using the grass at the East Union Cemetery to practice their golf swing. They left several dozen evidences behind which rather ticked off cemetery cleanup volunteers.
LATHROP – The accident earlier this week at the three-way intersection south of Lathrop Elementary School which seriously injured a school teacher's young son has renewed calls from concerned residents to correct traffic problems at that busy location.
LATHROP – Family and friends of the late Jeremy Lum are inviting the public to a "peaceful candlelight gathering" to mark the 30th day of his passing.
LATHROP – It was hard to ignore the obvious. The National Night Out block parties against crime held Tuesday night in Lathrop were bigger than ever.
LATHROP – The youngest son of a Lathrop Elementary School teacher has been identified as the victim in the minivan-versus-bicycle accident that occurred early Monday evening at the crosswalk on O Street and South Matador Way. The young boy was flown by Medi-flight to UC Davis Medical Center. His condition was not available as of press time. Other details such as the identity of the driver were unavailable as of deadline. However, there were reportedly ...
LATHROP – What's in a name? Plenty, if you ask Lathrop Councilman Robert Oliver about the Manteca wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue. A rose, by any other name, would smell just as sweet, according to the great bard of "Romeo and Juliet" fame. But that notion apparently does not apply when the object of contention is the Manteca Wastewater Treatment Plant. Or, as Oliver prefers to call it, the Manteca-Lathrop Regional Wastewater Treatment ...
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop has insurance coverage of $1 million that could go into a settlement in the two-year wrongful-termination Matt Browne case.
LATHROP – The housing market may be down, but the developers who were at the Lathrop City Council special meeting Tuesday night were upbeat.
LATHROP – There are signs that the real estate home sales in Lathrop may be on the way to a rebound. After years of foreclosures dominating the news in the housing developments wwwest of Interstate 5, the dry spell in new houses being built saw some promise of residential building activity in the last two months. Speaking at the study session special meeting of the Lathrop City Council Tuesday night, acting city engineer Tom Ruark ...
LATHROP – Former mayor Gloryanna Rhodes said Lathrop should roll out the red carpet for prospective businesses the way Manteca is doing. "Everything in Manteca today was projected for Lathrop," Rhodes said to City Council and staff during a special meeting Tuesday night which marked the return of the once regularly scheduled study sessions. With the economy in tatters and major development activity in the city near nonexistent save for River Islands and TCN Properties, ...
The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of the six-county Catholic Diocese of Stockton announced over the weekend the diocese will likely file for bankruptcy saying there is "no viable option" other than re-organization.
In May of 1944, Al Ftacek, a soldier from the town of Ottawa in Illinois, was sent to England to be part of a six-month bombing mission to Germany.
Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.
World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.
There's a match-making site, it seems, for just about anybody and anything on the Internet these days. For romance seekers and the marriage-minded, there are web sites such as eharmony.com and match.com. For the online gaming milieu, the cyberspace is cluttered with terabytes of e-game choices in practically every phantom scenario that the human brain has so far created.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.
Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many ...
The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American ...
Annie Carver wore a flaming bright orange shirt with matching black jacket and hat. But even more eye-catching was the big smile she wore throughout the evening as she kept her hands busy at the portable grille barbecuing hot dogs and ladling up bowls of piping hot chili.
Hundreds of families and individuals have organizations like St. Vincent de Paul Society and Helping Hands to be thankful for this year, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Tyler Jennings Wilson was an outgoing young man, charismatic, and a devoted husband and father, among his many sterling qualities that family and friends will long remember.
Carolyn Cano has a mission. You can call it Rosaries for Students' Scholarships.
The race is on to raise the funds needed for the installation and dedication of the mural honoring the veterans of World War II.