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When Mike Kelly gathered the non-profits and volunteer groups who wanted to make a dent in assisting the homeless in Manteca, the idea was all about streamlining.

March 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Wear & tear of dog park costing $47K

The good news is that the Lathrop dog park is getting a new turf surface after extensive use wore out the existing grass.

March 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


SJ author releases latest in anti-bullying book series

Harry Pacheco is at it again.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a "business friendly" community.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop citizens learn about what police officers do

For the last three weeks Lathrop residents have been learning the ins-and-outs of the department that is tasked with keeping them safe.

March 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop steps up pressure on illegal fireworks

Could the "war zone" that comes with the Fourth of July become a thing of the past?

March 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop cuts water use in February by 20% over 2013

Residents of Lathrop used nearly 20 percent less water in February than they did during the same period in 2013 - the year that is used as litmus to gauge water conservation across the state.

March 16, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Fant drops defamation suit against ex-friend

The defamation lawsuit filed by former Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant against former Weston Ranch resident Richard Smith has been dismissed.

March 16, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Corned beef feed helps kids with autism

If wearing green isn't enough of a celebration for you on St. Patrick's Day, Frank Teixeira has got you covered.

March 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Bronson may testify in case against Fant

The long and drawn-out saga of the 2014 Manteca Unified school board election may soon be drawing to a close.

March 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Families plan $25M lawsuit against city in fatal crash

The families of two motorcyclists killed on Woodward Avenue on Nov. 13 are planning on making a case there was negligence on the part of the City of Manteca and the developer that built the roundabout that was involved in an accident that took their lives.

March 14, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop steps up to protect groundwater

Lathrop officials as they kept a watchful eye on too much water in the San Joaquin River took a step last week toward making sure that residents and businesses don't use too much groundwater.

March 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Mobile home space rent up $600 a year over 2013

Last year when the monthly space rent at the Almond Blossom Estates mobile home park went up, Audrey Anaya had to make changes to her cable plan in order to afford the extra $20-a-month.

March 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Stanislaus River beckons as spring returns

MODESTO – The sun is out, the flowers are starting to emerge and those winter layers are starting to become burdensome by about two in the afternoon.

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop offers sweet spots for picnic & play

The bad news is that one of the nicest picnic areas in Lathrop is currently enveloped by the floodwater of the San Joaquin River.

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Jason Campbell


Push to ban trucks along Lathrop Road

Adriana Lopez has a much more extreme proposal to eliminate the safety issues that she and some of her fellow Lathrop Road residents claim that ...

May 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Richland bond mess is being cleared up

One of the last major hurdles for development to begin on property that has been snarled in legal battles and lawsuits for almost a decade ...

May 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


River Islands seeks to expand school to add 398 students

When Cambay Group got the blessing of the City of Lathrop in 2015 to build a school campus for what would eventually become the River ...

May 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


The Black Hole Sun goes dark

It has happened more in recent months than in years past.

May 19, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Rita’s Italian Ice opening in Manteca

When Bob Tanon first discovered Rita's Italian Ice on a trip to Pennsylvania to visit family more than two decades ago, he fell in ...

May 19, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Businessman hit with $2,500 fine

A Lathrop businessman who has never shied away from politics is facing a $2,500 fine from the Fair Political Practices Commission for an unauthorized ...

May 18, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


TALK ABOUT A WATER HAZARD

When Arron Heether arrives for work as the general manager of the Jack Tone Golf Course he's used to seeing people hitting balls at ...

May 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


LATHROP CELEBRATES ART

When Reed Ramsey entered a photo of rolling waves taken on an Oahu beach into the 24th annual Mayors Art Show and Sale, he didn ...

May 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop garbage rates may jump by 2.67 percent

Ratepayers across the City of Lathrop could see a slight increase in refuse collection fees if the Lathrop City Council gives its blessing next week.

May 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ex-teacher leader slams superintendent for benefits & pay slipping

The mood of the crowd of hundreds outside of the Manteca Unified administration offices on Monday was low key.

May 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Mike Henry among Manteca coaches being celebrated

When Mike Henry looks back on his decades at Manteca High School, he's drawn back to the basketball court.

May 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Weed abatement burning issue for firefighters

The warm, dry weather has returned to Northern California after an unusually wet winter.

May 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Teachers may strike over negotiations

Standing in front of the Manteca Unified School District administration building is the last place that Manteca Educators Association President Erica Meadows thought she would ...

May 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


LM Fire obtaining $1M ladder truck

The market is so hot for concrete tilt-up buildings and warehouses in Lathrop right now that companies are building them completely on spec with hopes ...

May 06, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop YAC may support voting rights for 17 year olds

One state lawmaker has an idea – albeit a controversial one – to help address California's perpetually low voter turnouts.

May 06, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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