There's no doubt that distracted driving can have disastrous results. But thanks to a program being offered Saturday and Sunday at the Crossroads Street Faire in downtown Manteca by TSM and Allied Insurance, people will get the chance to see exactly how dangerous it can be. In front of TSM's Maple Avenue office starting on Saturday morning, those curious about how much they actually lose in terms of functionality when they respond back to that ...
There's no doubt that California Carnival Co. President Kevin Tate would see a lot more business if the carnival that he finished setting up Wednesday afternoon were closer to the Crossroads Street Faire.
Agricultural production is down in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas. In some cases, according to California Farm Bureau President Bruce Blodgett, numbers are down as much 20 to 30 percent on certain crops and tree nuts and up to 50 percent on others when compared to last year. And the reason behind the production slowdown is quite simple, says Blodgett – they just don't have the workforce needed to handle the load. That' ...
Juliene Flanders is no stranger to organizing events. She's also no stranger to reaching out in an attempt to draw people to events. It's what she's done for nearly her entire career – making parks and recreation programs in Turlock and Oakdale successful for the residents of those communities. So when she took the job as the chief executive officer of the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau, and saw the magnitude of the annual Crossroads ...
LATHROP – When it comes to the condition of its pavement, Lathrop fares better than most.
LATHROP – The water meters in the older section of Lathrop aren't functioning properly.
Kristin Miller wanted to read a very specific book. She was searching for a story about a girl that had a premonition about her death and then worked closely with the police to solve the murder before it actually happened – a sort-of mystic mystery unlike the books that she commonly came across. The only problem was that there was a reason she wasn't coming across books like that – that story didn't exist. So ...
All that remains of the preschool playground at George McFall School is a small pile of twisted metal and a sprawling pile of plastic ash.
LATHROP - An 8-year-old girl that dashed out into traffic in a Lathrop neighborhood on her bicycle and was struck by a passing vehicle is home with her parents after suffering only scrapes and bruises.
Michelle Gallon has fond memories of her grandmother. There were the days as a young girl in Kenosha, Wis. – Gallon grew up in nearby Racine – that she spent learning how to bake in the matriarch's kitchen out of old cans because she couldn't afford to go out and buy actual pans. And then there were the days, recently, as the owner of Michelle's Golden Brown Breads when she got to show her grandmother ...
It's been more than a month since Lathrop Police Services lieutenant Chris Pehl rotated back to the French Camp Sherriff's Department headquarters.
An early-morning search warrant served by the San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force produced an astonishing find in a rural area about midway between Manteca, Escalon and Oakdale.
RIPON- Ask Daniel Costa about the first time he was exposed to the game of hockey. Go on – ask him. His face slowly gets overtaken by a wry smile and he begins to wax poetic about the dingy rink that he used to haunt as a kid in Modesto. It is the place that planted the seed for what would eventually become a lifelong obsession. It isn't there anymore. And as the owner of ...
Carolyn Nicolaysen doesn't think that society is going to crumble tomorrow. But she'll be ready if it does. The Oakdale-based emergency preparedness expert has three months of food that she and her family eat on a regular basis stored in case the unthinkable occurs. She also has another year of simple foods – items like rice, beans and powdered milk – ready just in case. And while she doesn't know what or when will cause ...
It's officially the first day of spring. The Vernal Equinox marks the end of the Northern San Joaquin Valley's version of the long, cold and dark winter. And that's music to the ears of Brett Phillips. Phillips – who expected the spring weather that has rolled in and hovered over the Northern San Joaquin Valley to break a week ago – doesn't mind that rain and snow weren't a big part of the late winter ...
Manuel Cardenas didn't think that he was ever going to graduate high school.
LATHROP – And I wondered why people don't trust the government.
LATHROP - It's been a few years since the City of Lathrop financed its way into an additional allotment from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's surface water treatment plant.
It takes work to apply for college scholarships.
Efren Juarez had a good thing going with his business that hosted poster tournaments for non-profit organizations.
LATHROP – Bicycle safety is no laughing matter.
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LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.
Jessica Becker knows what it's like to be there when her daughter wakes up every morning and when she goes to bed every night – relishing in the bundle of joy and energy that 4-year-old Lauren brings to her family.
When William Hollingsworth gets together with his friends, they do the same things normal high school kids do.
LATHROP – A few months ago it was unofficially known as the "teen center."
FRENCH CAMP – It's a funny thing, this horse racing business.
LATHROP – Moving his company to Lathrop was almost a no-brainer for Joe Antonini.