LATHROP – The Lathrop Police Services division of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department will be hosting its annual Junior Police Academy this summer July 20 through July 31. The academy is open to fifth- through eighth-grade students from Lathrop. Students must maintain at least a "C" grade average and have no criminal contact with Lathrop Police Services.
Southside Christian Church at 314 Locust Avenue is continuing its weekly Friday Unity Night in the neighborhood Fridays starting at 6 p.m. offering food, games, activities, and educational programs aimed at youth in a bid to counter gang influences.
The din of a junior police academy classroom session was shattered with a jarring door pounding followed by a deafening shout, "This is the Manteca Police SWAT Team – we have a search warrant," then a brief silence and an earth-shaking boom.
A Manteca woman who had just left a bank, a local alarm company installer and a Manteca firefighter all happened on a black plume of smoke coming from a home at 575 North Poplar at about the same time late Thursday morning.
Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.
Heavy black smoke seen for miles from burning outbuildings in Lathrop north of Louise Avenue and just east of McKinley Avenue at the end of Park Avenue drew sightseers from several communities as two outbuildings literally burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon.
A driver whose car veered off the roadway last April striking four teens – killing one 14-year-old – as they walked home along the shoulder of East Highway 120 returning from an orchard bonfire won't receive jail time.
Katie Williston usually this time of the year pulls down her sleeping bags and her outdoor gear in order to make sure that everything survived the winter – falling not to temperatures but to varmints – as she gears up for another beautiful Northern California spring.