Two area students have received degrees from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university awarded nearly 900 degrees at its semi-annual commencement ceremonies held in Salt Lake City on July 11. While more than 90 graduates attended the event in person, more than 425 participated live via the Internet. • Michelle Townsend of Escalon received a Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program in Elementary Education Grades. • Samuel Vincent of Lathrop, received a Bachelor of Science ...
The thrill of a lifetime awaits an 18-year-old Manteca grad when she jumps out of an airplane two miles above Highway 99 north of Lodi with her 90-year-old great-grandfather jumping behind her on Saturday.
It took dentist Jeanette Flannery Courtad more almost 15 years to complete her first children's book – appropriately themed after teeth and how to care for them.
The Manteca Police Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police unit otherwise known as SHARP just increased in size.
Lathrop-Manteca firefighters battled a six-acre grass fire along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road Thursday at around 6 p.m.
RIPON – Liz Waterbury knows that not everybody can afford to get a proper health screening.
Perry Tipton. George Dadasovich. Frank Teicheria. Roy Lusk. Louis Bronzan. They – and scores of other young men in Manteca during the late 1930s – played for a man who just a year earlier ended his National Football League playing career in 1936 as the starting center for the then Boston Redskins. Larry Siemering, who ended up coaching football for three seasons at Manteca High before joining legendary Almos Alonzo Stagg as an assistant football ...
LATHROP - The City of Lathrop will be celebrating National Night Out block parties on Tuesday, August 4.
The City of Lathrop will be holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Manteca's tab for two decades of the state's inability to spend within their means will soon top $25 million. In the biggest money grab yet, the budget deal signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday includes hijacking over $1 million in Manteca property tax receipts plus another $6 million in Manteca redevelopment agency funds. It will bring the total the state has taken from ...
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. So when McKenzie was diagnosed with breast cancer, Alvarado – instantly feeling helpless – scoured the Internet for ideas before deciding to assemble a team to participate in the "Skate the Lake" breast cancer ride around one of America's most pristine areas. Getting ...
Summer nights, teens, The Patio Drive-In, and Yosemite Avenue were all made for cruising. The heydays of cruising in Manteca was when a young person did something wrong, your parents found out if not from the police then from other community members. It was a time when everyone in the neighborhood knew everyone else and if something was amiss they'd be quick to step up to see what was wrong. Manteca Police – along with ...
LATHROP – There are signs that the real estate home sales in Lathrop may be on the way to a rebound. After years of foreclosures dominating the news in the housing developments wwwest of Interstate 5, the dry spell in new houses being built saw some promise of residential building activity in the last two months. Speaking at the study session special meeting of the Lathrop City Council Tuesday night, acting city engineer Tom Ruark ...
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. He's retiring at the end of this week, wrapping up a 40-year career in education that includes school districts in Sacramento, Coalinga and Fresno. "I must have attended well over 400 school board meetings just in Manteca Unified," McKillip said at the conclusion of the open session. Plans call for his ...
The recent budget cuts forced the Manteca Unified School District to close down the Sequoia Annex and Lathrop Annex. As for what to do with the vacated property, Superintendent Jason Messer is seeking input from the school board and the community. "We've closed down both annexes and have moved students and resources over to the (respective) main sites," he said at Tuesday's meeting. Messer noted that one such plan could include the Manteca Day School ...
The hot air balloons return to Ripon.
Some people call it a tradition.
Hundreds of families and individuals have organizations like St. Vincent de Paul Society and Helping Hands to be thankful for this year, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The arts come together at Lathrop High for the "Capture the Holiday" fund-raiser.
Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
It took America less time to beat back the Axis Powers in World War II than it has a low-profile bureaucracy to process an application aimed at putting in place 15 percent lower electricity rates throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Tyler Jennings Wilson was an outgoing young man, charismatic, and a devoted husband and father, among his many sterling qualities that family and friends will long remember.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.
Carolyn Cano has a mission. You can call it Rosaries for Students' Scholarships.
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.
It takes $500,000 a year to keep the doors of the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club open to provide a safe haven for 1,500 youth.
Debby Moorhead is ending a nearly 10-year stint as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive Officer.