It might have been a small class of students that participated in the eighth grade promotion ceremony Tuesday evening at Veritas Elementary, but that only made the ceremony all the more intimate.
WESTON RANCH – Robert Acoba had a lot to smile about Wednesday morning.
For East Union High valedictorian Chris Scogna, high school has been a balancing act.
Felix Gonzales lit up like a Christmas tree when he made his way into the foyer of Manteca High's main gymnasium Tuesday evening, staring out at the packed house of parents, teachers and friends that were there to celebrate the promotion of Sequoia Elementary's eighth-grade class.
Lavonte Taylor's future is so bright that he has to wear shades. Literally.
LATHROP – At first glance Amici Sushi looks like the trendy upscale eatery you'd find in San Francisco or New York.
LATHROP – Lathrop Vice Mayor Christopher Mateo isn't thrilled with the concept of traffic flying down Lathrop Road at 50 miles per hour.
Brianna Voller was both nervous and scared when she heard her name called Friday morning to get her diploma at the Manteca Adult School graduation ceremony.
When David Ramirez walks across the podium at Weston Ranch High School next week to get his high school diploma, he'll have an extra wide smile on his face.
LATHROP – Are Lathrop Police culturally insensitive?
Editor's note: This story is part of a series on the valedictorians, salutatorians and senior class presidents at high schools in Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, and Weston Ranch.
The signs are everywhere that Manteca Children's Foundation board member Chuck Crutchfield looks.
If the San Joaquin Regional Transit District pulls the plug on their commuter buses, regular rider Brandy Spears thinks it's just a matter of time before she ends up getting laid off.
LATHROP – A business development along McKinley Avenue north of the 120 Bypass that's larger than Spreckels Park has raised the ire of Manteca officials who contend the environmental impact report is unrealistic when it comes to traffic cleared its first hurdle Monday night.
David Hawkins relies on the San Joaquin Regional Transit District to get around town.
A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren't approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients.
It's a harsh $168 million reality.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Dale Fritchen – a former two-term Manteca Unified trustee – believes that the school board has violated the Brown Act in at least three instances.
Don't expect to find that complimentary glass of water on your table the next time you sit down at a restaurant.
Four winters. Four consecutive years of drought.
If the murder case won't be enough to potentially keep Richard Howard Watkins behind bars for life, the other charges very likely will.
Last week a 27-year-old Manteca man was discovered dead in a county jail cell after Manteca Police officers arrested him earlier that night for public intoxication outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Ashley Drain has absolutely no problem with the Manteca Unified "Going Digital" initiative.
Kevin Tate uses no carnival barkers.
It's a quote that has been attributed to many great thinkers across history, most recently Winston Churchill.
The lawsuits have started.
It didn't take long for Lathrop's founders to realize that development needs to pay its own way.
Dave Phippen is more than just a simple almond farmer.