It was a metaphor for East Union's entire season. Three plays into its Friday-night contest with Sonora at Dino Cunial Field, two-way starter Victor Lopez went down with an ankle injury that sidelined him for the duration. No more workhorse back to help carry the offense. No more outside linebacker to crash on the vaunted Sonora dive. Whether it would have helped prevent the 49-0 thrashing that the visiting Wildcats doled out is uncertain, but ...
Connor McKinney didn't sprint over to one of the pedal cars that awaited him on the speedway at Dell'Osso Farms, but he didn't quite walk either.
Gun control legislation is typically considered a slam-dunk in California. But on Friday Governor Jerry Brown vetoed almost as many of the gun legislation bills that were up for his final approval as he signed into law. It was a move that was unexpected to some coming from a Democrat in a state made up of a Democratic supermajority. According to Elite Arms and Supply Co. owner Robert Davis, the decision by Brown was ...
FRENCH CAMP –Jeffrey Michael thought of the people at "Restore the Delta" as a "bunch of hippies" when they first papered his car with their mantra.
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 ...
Use any of the clichés you want to describe the situation that Sierra High found itself in going into Friday's regular season finale at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, but its back was against the wall.
LATHROP – Seth Harper pushed hard with his right leg and steered with his left.
MODESTO – Let them eat pie.
Jose Buenrostro wasn't happy when his son came home the victim of a bully.
LATHROP – Residents could soon see a break in their water bill.
LATHROP – Very few warehousing centers are built in excess of 500,000 square feet.
When the first flag was ever raised atop the pole at Manteca's Fire Station No. 4 on Sept. 11, it represented something unique.
LATHROP – The firm that was initially set to develop the section of town now known as Central Lathrop failed to meet its obligations.
RIPON – Nothing Michael Morris ever does is easy.
Edgar Ortega is a reptile guy.
LATHROP – In the opening scene of Casino Royale, James Bond leaps from beam to beam, climbs wires and runs up cranes.
It has happened to all of us.
An armed suspect walked into the Quik-Stop at the corner of Union Road and Louise Avenue early Tuesday morning, pointed the gun at the store owner, and demanded both the cash in the till and cigarettes from behind the counter.
LATHROP – When the City of Ripon first opened the Curt Pernice Skate Park almost a decade ago it became a haven for Northern California skateboarders.
For the last 16 years Phil Perry has been scaring people on Halloween.