LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
Ed Crom could remember when Almond Court was once an agricultural area. His uncle farmed the land not too far from the newest affordable apartment homes for seniors located at 2030 N. Union Road. The former Escalon and Modesto resident recently decided to make Almond Court his new home. "At first, I was skeptical about moving in," Crom said at Monday's grand opening celebration of the new 40-unit addition by Eden Housing, Inc. "I'm a ...
RIPON - It wasn't as much about getting free flowers as it was putting together a good laugh.
The curtain is about to go up on four months of community entertainment designed to help foster kids, honor America's servicemen, and provide a family-style setting for live music and movies.
There was a time when stubborn landowners who owned vacant lots had weeds abated by the city at taxpayer expense and then have a lien placed against their property to recoup the money.
The woman visiting her son's grave site was not too pleased. She did not like what she was hearing from Evelyn Prouty, one of the regular volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to keep the historic East Union Cemetery from turning into a weed patch after the state revoked its business license and seized its endowment care funds.
A warm Sunday drew big crowds to the final day of the 13th annual Crossroads of California Street Fair staged in downtown by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and surroundings. ...
Senior projects may soon become a casualty of Manteca Unified's $23.5 million budget shortfall.
Jowell Griggs laughs as she recalls her first encounter with her husband-to-be Leo. She was an 18-year-old keeping the scorebook for her uncle Robert Agdoma's basketball tournament. "I was making stars by the names of the guys I thought were cute," laughed the 1985 East Union High graduate and third generation Manteca area resident. "Leo wasn't one of them." Twenty-two years of marriage later it is clear that Leo is the love of Jowell's life ...
Warm weather only helped make the crowd of festival-goers at the 13th annual Crossroads of Manteca Street Fair grow even larger on Saturday.
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And that's never been more true than when it comes to your heart. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Manteca Coronary Health Improvement Project – or Manteca CHIP – will be holding a series of information meetings to help introduce residents to the five-week video seminar hosted by Dr. Hans Diehl that is designed to help people change their ...
By this afternoon tens of thousands of people will be flooding Yosemite Avenue browsing everything from homemade crafts to unique trinkets.
Frank Aquila knew absolutely nothing about what it would take to put a dinner fundraiser together.
Recent rains and warm weather have created perfect conditions for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes develop in standing water. San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) asks all residents to eliminate standing water on their property. "As we approach warmer weather, mosquito development progresses quickly. It is imperative to stop this early development before adult mosquitoes become abundant," said Aaron Devencenzi, spokesman for the district. Containers, old tires, leaking faucets, buckets, and wheel-barrows, are among items ...
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Manteca police officers of the last 50 years reflect a common passion to serve and protect the community they were sworn to patrol.
The official lighting of the 110-foot high Christmas tree in Ripon will take place tonight at 7 at the corner of First Street and Locust Avenue.
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 .