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Lathrop leaders ponder how to replace Sandoval

It could take as long as two weeks for the Lathrop City Council to decide which direction they want to go in regards to the open seat that came as a result of Councilman Ruben Sandoval's untimely passing on Dec. 22.

January 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop lands UPS, Kraft-Heinz in 2016

It's no secret that Lathrop has long been a choice for distribution centers thanks to its close proximity to two key California freeways and the access point for the San Francisco Bay Area.

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop starting new year once again with council vacancy

Omar Ornelas held the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected to the Lathrop City Council when at only 19-years-old he was sworn in to serve on the governing body of his community.

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Yes, 2016 can go and take a hike

It's hard for me to come to grips with the fact that 2016 will be a year that everybody will look back on in disgust.

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


New gun law triggers rush to buy AR-15s

It was a busier holiday season than normal for local gun stores who saw an explosion in end-of-the-year customers looking to beat the deadline for purchasing semi-automatic rifles.

December 29, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


7 Lincoln Highway signs get OK

The nation's first transcontinental highway is about to be immortalized in Lathrop.

December 28, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Caught on the rent escalator

Molly Mitchell is paying $100 more a month for her apartment than she did at this time last year.

December 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop cuts water use 25% last month

November might have been the first month where most people stopped watering their lawn – even before California's drought reworked the way that most of us view water.

December 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Seniors knitting beanies for newborns

Don't ever tell Dottie Avery that a 96-year-old can't do something.

December 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS CELEBRATED IN THE 209

Enrique Cardenas doesn't look forward to holiday meals very much.

December 23, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


New Lathrop councilman dies 2 days after oath

As a lifelong resident of Lathrop, Ruben Sandoval had a host of ideas about how to improve the city that he loves.

December 23, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


I’ll have the salmon, please – extra dry

So apparently the State of California has the perfect idea on how to repopulate the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers with the salmon that they say have been depleted more in those locations than anywhere else in the entire State.

December 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Should Lathrop mayor term be 4, not 2 years?

Lathrop's first mayor is adamant about a lot of things.

December 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


New face joins Lathrop council

Ruben Sandoval doesn't have much experience in politics or local government.

December 20, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Fight over Stanislaus River water: Fish vs. cities & agriculture

STOCKTON – When it came to the California Water Resources Control Board's draft of proposed changes that would impact flows into the San Joaquin River from its tributaries and rework the salinity requirements on the lower portion of the river, your perspective depends on which side you are on.

December 17, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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PG&E work requires closures to continue at Lathrop at Harlan

The temporary lane closures at Louise Avenue and Harlan Road will remain in place for a least another week.

March 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


GOLDEN BEAR GROWS PHYSICALLY

When Bobby Ismail was an athlete at Downey High School he spent his fair share of time at a physical therapy clinic near the Modesto ...

March 27, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Carnival gets jump on street fair

Sara Lopez didn't quite know what she was going to do with her kids on Friday afternoon.

March 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Yoga benefits everyone from elderly to fighters

When Michele Flores sees one of her students reach a milestone, she's as happy as any teacher would be.

March 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Manteca starts shaping vision for year 2040

The last time that the community came together to update the city's General Plan – the planning document that shapes the city's goals and ...

March 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Remembering ‘The Great War’

When Dave Gordon sets out to do a mural he tries to gather as much information he can about the people that are going to ...

March 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


MOBILE TENT CITY

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 ...

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 ...

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


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