"Empaque su basura" reads the sweatshirt hanging in my closet. On it is a picture of a surfer carrying a broken, "Geek"- brand board and tossing a glass soda bottle out onto the beach while a garbage can is clearly within reach. And while I'm wont to support such an organization – organized by the Pleasure Point Night Fighters, originally a volunteer firefighting crew that served the small surfing community located at the end of ...
FRENCH CAMP – Helen Carter watched the news on Wednesday night and cringed. A building with flames reaching high into the Texas sky suddenly and violently exploded – blowing the windows out of homes and businesses within a five block radius. While she undoubtedly felt empathy for those killed in the blast, Carter also became immediately concerned about a complex located less than a mile from her rural French Camp home that stores the same ...
LATHROP – The image of a West Texas fertilizer plant exploding Wednesday night startled a nation already on-edge after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon earlier this week.
It takes reserve Manteca Police officer Eugene Estrella less than 30 steps to chase down a purse snatcher while on-duty.
The panel discussion between Mike Winther and Steven Routh was supposed to center on the Second Amendment.
LATHROP – There are few things as All-American as the old-fashioned carnival and the fun that comes with it.
LATHROP – San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department officials are hoping that experts from Chico State will be able to shed some light into who exactly they dug up on Manthey Road last week.
LATHROP – It didn't take San Joaquin County Supervisor Steve Bestolarides very long to find a shining-example of a public-private partnership.
It was the summer of 1951. Sugar Ray Robinson was the middleweight champion of the world, Ben Hogan was victorious at the Masters and the U.S. Open, and Mickey Mantle made his debut in centerfield for the New York Yankees. And in Brooklyn, a journeyman pitcher from a small town in Northern California that nobody from Flatbush – or his teammates from "The City of Brotherly Love" for that matter – had ever heard of ...
LATHROP - Jaime Hernandez knows football. It's his love. It's his passion. It's what he has dedicated more than a decade of his life to – the founder and president of the Lathrop Junior Spartans. But Hernandez also knows respect. He understands that sports can be an incredible vehicle for delivering some of life's biggest lessons. And in his given profession – law enforcement – he knows all too well what happens when kids don't ...
LATHROP – A peaceful bike ride took a grisly turn for one Lathrop area resident Tuesday afternoon after discovering what may turn out to be human remains along the side of the road.
One in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism. For boys, that number drops down to one in 54. And whether it's a better understanding of the autism spectrum, how to properly recognize and diagnose the disorder or environmental factors that are leading organizations like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to reexamine its numbers – or a combination of the three – the ratios certainly aren't sliding in the direction that experts would ...
LATHROP - It would be easy for Lathrop's youth to stand by and wait for the "Generation Complex" to be built.
LATHROP - Lu – Lucius to those that know him really well – Davis Jr. will soon forever be etched into the athletic history of Berkeley High School.
LATHROP – Angela Johal was busy making a pizza when she received the phone call. It was the Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce informing the Papa John's Pizza franchisee that she had been named the organization's annual Entrepreneur of the Year. All she could do is stop and cry. They, of course, were tears of joy, but they were also tears that marked the culmination of a long process that began at the Chamber's installation ...
LATHROP – After more than 75 years of providing jobs to the local economy, the future of the 724-acre military installation now known as Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin – Sharpe is uncertain. On Tuesday the Defense Logistics Agency – the government entity charged with combat logistics support and the delivery of all military goods to troops in each of the four major branches of the service – announced the opening of the mandatory 30-day ...
Editor's note: A butcher, a baker, and a candle(stick) maker. As part of The Bulletin's Q&A series with people in the community, it rounds out a trifecta with Manteca-based artisan Maria Passetti – who has grown her hobby of making soy-based candles into a healthy side-business.
Weekdays are long for Harmony Rebeiro.
LATHROP – Need gas? Need God?
LATHROP – Pastor Willie Anderson Jr. had a vision.
Give a man a tomato and he can spruce up a salad.
When it comes to art, Madeleine Romero is as sharp as a tack.
LATHROP – The war wounds that Al Alexander suffered during the 13 months that he spent in Korea still plague him to this day.
Tuesday morning was not about softball.
Chef Jose Morales knows how to pick a menu.
It wasn't the weather that brought Virginia Zore to California. It wasn't Disneyland or Hollywood or San Francisco or any of the other trappings of The Golden State. It was cancer. It was the Relay for Life. After flying clear across the country to visit friends in Manteca, Zore - who was diagnosed with lung cancer on Oct. 12 – represents the fighting spirit that the event promotes and the tenacity that one person can ...
LATHROP – A man that asked for a "light" for his cigarette Thursday afternoon ended up taking a lot more.