San Joaquin County Undersheriff Jon Picone had a few things that he wanted to talk about to the Manteca TEA Party Patriots as their featured guest Thursday night.
Fifteen years ago Linda Kay read an article in a magazine that changed her life. "If you feel stuck in your day-to-day," the article read "then try moving 27 things around inside of your home or your apartment." It seemed like a completely far-flung concept, and something that Kay, a longtime marketing consultant, wouldn't ever have given a second thought. But nobody was home, and therefore nobody would ever know whether she gave this crude ...
LATHROP – The scene just didn't look right to Lathrop Police Services' deputy Jeff Watson.
LATHROP – If it were a business, the City of Lathrop would have one sharp-looking logo.
The Manteca Buffaloes used a methodical, punishing ground game on Thursday to roll to a 42-7 Valley Oak League freshman football win over host Lathrop at Bennie Gatto Field.
By JASON CAMPBELL The Bulletin The Manteca High band boosters did the same thing Thursday that they always do when there's a home football game. They stocked the snack bar at Guss Schmiedt Field and got ready for a long night of slinging sodas and hot dogs in the hopes of raising enough money to supplement the school's growing music program. But when boosters arrived at the stadium Friday afternoon they discovered that a thief ...
LATHROP – If you're a Lathrop resident you know what the city logo looks like. It's likely been on every piece of official mail you've received for the last 15 years. It's supposed to be painted on the side of the city's massive new water tank – if it isn't there already. It's bright and it's informative and it's to the point. And now the City Council wants to see something a little bit different. ...
LATHROP – Last year the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce was on the verge of closing its doors.
Joe Menzel's numbers weren't gaudy. The Manteca High quarterback didn't complete double-digit passes and his box score likely isn't going to send shivers down the spine of VOL rivals that Manteca will face in the coming weeks. But the only number that he really needs to hang his hat on is five – the number of touchdowns he threw in only one half of play in the Buffaloes' 56-7 homecoming rout of the Lathrop Spartans ...
Chris Creek has no illusions that he's going to end up on Music Row. All of the glitz and the glamour that he once chased as a young musician – all of those hopes of one day making it to Nashville and landing that record contract – have been replaced with a maturity that can only come with age. But that doesn't mean that the honky-tonker from Texas still doesn't like to lay it down ...
In New England there are entire companies built around the annual changing of the foliage. "Leaf peepers" – the people that make deliberate trips to places like Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont or New Hampshire just to see the changing leaves – provide a huge influx of funding to the area during a time of year that wouldn't otherwise attract visitors. And while you aren't going to see buses of people paying money to come ...
Jim Anderson cups his hand around the back of the microphone. He leans the stand forward and lets his body follow suit. Then, without warning, his lower body violently shifts to the left while his head – and his perfectly coiffed hair – go in the opposite direction. For a split-second, Jim Anderson looks just like one Elvis Aaron Presley. No, Jim Anderson doesn't wear a rhinestone-clad jumpsuit. No, Jim Anderson doesn't speak with a ...
Sandra Farmer took the hand of her 5-year-old daughter Kylie, walked up the ramp to "Typhoon," and climbed into a seat.
Tim Helbling is a wedding singer. He's a bar crooner. He's a cover artist. He's a party performer. And come Sunday, when he and the rest of the 209 All-Stars – the band he's been playing with for the last five years – take the main stage to close out the 29th Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair, he'll be just part of an electric group of musicians that strives to give its audience the best ...
If the three men being charged with the murder of a 51-year-old Manteca man earlier this year do end up going to trial, they might not see the inside of a courtroom until next spring.
LATHROP – When it comes to giving thanks and charitable donations during the holidays, Congressman Jerry McNerney will see just about all types and all flavors .
Brian Mills was on the phone all-day Monday.
Tiffany Garland scanned the phone list and looked for people that she thought might be willing to make donations.
RIPON – Michael Ysit sat on the bench on Ripon's sideline and caught his breath.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
There's no such thing as a holiday when you're in the news business.
LATHROP – Steve Ramsey didn't want anything that was too gaudy or over-the-top.
Walter Winchell said "Broadway is a main artery of New York life – the hardened artery."
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.
Dave Wellenbrock wasn't representing the American Civil Liberties Union when he spoke at the meeting of the Manteca TEA Party Patriots Thursday night.
By JASON CAMPBELL
Apparently filing for a $313,248 tax refund when you're not entitled to it is a no-no.