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 ...
LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council could make a decision tonight on the proposed rate hikes for water and sewer services over a period of three or five years.
BY ROSE ALBANO RISSO
A dusty and weedy nine-acre property in the Union Ranch housing development stands like a sore thumb in the middle of toni homes with manicured lawns. Its expansive brown dirt is in sharp, sad contrast to the lush green park next to it bordered by blooming shrub roses.
STOCKTON - Cupcakes, cacti, tractors and quilts, oh my! And that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as the San Joaquin County Fair now in full swing is all about.
STOCKTON - Usually, third time's the charm for people who throw their hats in a competition or game of chance.
Marilyn Lindberg and Melissa Meharg watched as Lucille Solaegui taste-tested the colorful cupcake topped with a floral motif.
Mabel Teicheira is a mother of two, the grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of nine.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
The Manteca Unified Vocational Academy could be starting its next program in August when the school year 2013-14 begins.
Jody Correia is inviting everyone to the MRPS Hall on Sunday. The event is the 94th annual Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society's Holy Ghost festa. The invitation is for everybody to come and share the day's feast of sopas, the traditional soup served especially for this day.
STOCKTON – The Diocese of Stockton has reached a negotiated settlement with attorneys for a man who was a victim of sexual abuse in the 1980s by defrocked Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady.
Like many farmers in the area at this time of the year, John Mendes is busy cutting and baling hay in the fields, and storing them for winter feed.
Great Valley Academy in Manteca was described as one of the "few (charter school) models that exist" by the Center for Educational Reform.
WESTON RANCH – New Vision High School Principal Dr. Katie Peters' life story is the gist that best-selling books are made.
Aaron Morris had every reason to not enjoy life. Every reason to be bitter about his lot. Every excuse to feel sorry for himself. A string of legitimate and justifiable excuses to avoid getting a job.
At this time last year, 17-year-old Myklyn Balmut had the whole world and the future ahead of her.