By DENNIS WYATT
The friendship between Frank Alvarado and Katie McKenzie almost seemed destined – both of whom are the children of best friends and spent their formative years within arms reach of one another.
Summer nights, teens, The Patio Drive-In, and Yosemite Avenue were all made for cruising.
LATHROP – There are signs that the real estate home sales in Lathrop may be on the way to a rebound.
Tuesday's Manteca Unified School District meeting was the last for John McKillip in the role of senior director of student services and special education.
The recent budget cuts forced the Manteca Unified School District to close down the Sequoia Annex and Lathrop Annex.
Additional looming budget cuts driven by the wobbling economy and the state swiping a chunk of Manteca's local tax receipts is prompting a revision to the VIPS program before it is even rolled out.
LATHROP – Former mayor Gloryanna Rhodes said Lathrop should roll out the red carpet for prospective businesses the way Manteca is doing.
Federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help Manteca hire or retain four police officers for the next three years.
Future Spreckels Park and Manteca Commerce Park firms could benefit from those portions of Manteca being included in one of 42 state-sanctioned enterprise zones throughout California.
Here's a shocker.
Come Memorial Day nothing would please the Manteca Chamber of Commerce more than to see their 2,400 flags augmented by 22,600 flags citywide.
LATHROP – A Stockton man driving a white Nissan pickup was killed Monday after being struck by an Altamont Commuter Express train.
You'll find scores of low to moderate income rentals – and some owner occupied homes - tucked behind existing houses and off alleys in central Manteca.
LATHROP – During the real estate boom as recently as the beginning of Y2K, Lathrop City Council study sessions were held practically every other week to facilitate developments that were on the pipelines.
Just over a month ago the Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park was busting at the seams with squatters.
Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Distracted driving involving a cell phone is believed to be responsible for the death of a 14-year-old pedestrian.
LATHROP – It took eight years before Lathrop's Well 21 – constructed to serve the Mossdale and River Islands developments – was considered safe enough to bring online to augment the city's water system.
The City of Ripon is holding its annual Community Yard Sale at the Mistlin Sports Complex on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
At an early age, Ramon Villalobos knew he wanted to be a comic book artist.
Ramon Villalobos is thrilled to be part of Marvel Comic's "What If: Age of Ultron" series.
You can go jump into the lake today.
How much is a decorative archway worth?
For Noah Ledesma the practice was the same.
They came in droves.
It's a soda addiction of another sort.
At age 24, Ed Costa Jr. had an ideal life with a great job, good health and good friends.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light.