Forget horses. Forget bicycles. Forget trudging through the crowd on foot. The Manteca Police Department is going modern. Thanks to a $46,000 grant from the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District, residents will soon see the officers that patrol large city functions making their around on Segways. They're the two-wheeled, battery-powered machines that move based on the weight distribution of the rider. Lean forward and it goes forward. Lean back and it stops. Lean sharply ...
Patrick Danipour knew that when he joined the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis that he was one day going to inherit a committee.
LATHROP – Two young men - including one that was killed - were shot late Thursday night in Lathrop after a vehicle chase ended in gunfire on a residential street.
Karen Arnpriester writes for herself. She writes because it gives her control. She writes because it's therapeutic. And she writes because ever since she started four years ago she has discovered a process that has both reaffirmed her personal beliefs and allowed her to expand upon them. Next month the Manteca resident will be one of the featured authors at the Great Valley Bookfest set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
LATHROP – Paul Wiggin didn't get to play football on a field in front of a hometown crowd.
A Manteca High graduate assigned to a Missouri Marine Corps post died late Monday night when he plummeted more than 70-feet to the bottom of an unexposed sinkhole.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez jotted his name and his telephone number down as quickly as possible.
Veronica Mendoza always wanted to make $10-an-hour. She had thought about going in and asking her boss around Thanksgiving for a raise just in time for the Christmas season so she could shower her young son with an abundance of gifts. It wouldn't have amounted to a financial windfall by any stretch, and she still would have struggled to make ends meet. But it would have been a start. Now she doesn't have to worry ...
LATHROP – It's the $150,000 question. Can Lathrop residents unplug from their e-devices long enough to enjoy an afternoon at a local park? It depends who you ask – or how you look at it. A brief, albeit somewhat contentious discussion by the Lathrop City Council Monday night focused on whether it would be prudent for the city to outfit any of its remaining 13 public parks with free Wi-Fi access. It is a project ...
LATHROP – It's nearly impossible to make it across Lathrop without getting stopped by a train.
RIPON – Michael Ysit doesn't run in an offense that affords him the opportunity to touch the ball 30 times every game.
Josh Bennett had tied his bowtie perfectly. His dress shirt was neatly tucked into his slacks. And while he still shifted back and forth when he talked and nervously his right hand in and out of his pocket, the second-in-charge of Manteca's chapter of DeMolay International spoke glowingly of an organization that he feels helped him break free of social bonds and work towards becoming a better young man. "It's about leadership and learning more ...
Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.
Eight years ago Pastor Mike Dillman wanted to say thank you. He wanted to say thank you to the police officers that keep the streets of Manteca safe and say thank you to the firefighters that put their lives on the line to protect lives and property. But when he sat down with members of The Place of Refuge to plan out a memorial Sept. 11 luncheon, Dillman also wanted to say thank you ...
Bill Barnhart doesn't have any complaints about the response times of the Manteca Fire Department.
LATHROP – It's like Linda Rose that she'd feel like she wasn't deserving of the honor of being the 2013 Lathrop Holiday Parade Grand Marshal.
The proof is in the pudding.
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
Thomas Christopher Chase was in possession of some interesting things when Manteca Police officers stopped him Monday night on suspicion on breaking into cars in the parking lot of the In-Shape Sports Club on E. Yosemite Avenue.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Some people call it a tradition.
LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.