The strong smell of marijuana penetrates the air and drug paraphernalia is evident throughout the room.
It isn't hard for East Union senior class president Alexis Martinez to remember what she enjoyed most about her four years on campus.
LATHROP – Priscilla Rodriguez was more than intimidated when she decided to venture out and try her hand in the leadership class at Lathrop High School.
All I knew about The Lisa Project was that it had something to do with showing child abuse through the eyes of the victims.
LATHROP – Jorvic Ramos and Justin Fernandez stood tall as they made their way across the Lathrop High School campus.
WESTON RANCH -The wind that swept through the stadium at Weston Ranch Thursday evening might have been more of a sign than most people realized.
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.
Chris Lambert was thankful.
Planning on hitting the lake or the mountains this weekend?
Skateboarders on both sides of Interstate 5 will now have a place that they can hone their skills.
Leo Bennett-Cauchon is a Boy Scout.
The Lathrop man who was imprisoned in India for two months has been released and is back home with his family.
Sometime over the weekend Alec Alegre felt like drawing a picture of Goofy that he could slip behind the plastic cover of his binder.
Douglas and Antoinette Carraway experienced racism at Walter Woodward Elementary School.
There were plenty of things said during the discussion about whether Manteca Unified School Board Trustee Sam Fant should face censure for his behavior surrounding a set of personal Facebook pictures of a district employee that took the air out of the room Thursday night.
Lathrop Councilman Paul Akinjo didn't want to overstep his bounds and become a makeshift lobbyist without the blessing of City Manager Steve Salvatore or City Attorney Sal Navarrete.
Both of the Manteca Unified school board members who were charged last month with a host of felonies stemming from a voter fraud inquiry into registering to vote to run for trustee positions they were not legally entitled were notified days in advance by the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office that the charges were coming.
Alexander Bronson - elected to represent an area of Manteca just six months ago - is no longer a Manteca Unified School District trustee.
The Manteca Unified School District Board was supposed to vote on Tuesday whether they were going to censure trustee Sam Fant for his role in a public political flap that many believe was another step in the fight over getting ousted Weston Ranch Principal Jose Fregoso removed from his position.
Jeff Wynn knew that he and his fellow Sierra bandmates needed something other than what they had for recording music.
Lorie Estrada knows a thing or two about style.
Could Lathrop Police officers soon be wearing body cameras?