LATHROP – The City of Lathrop may soon be able to move its corporation yard from its old and cramped location to a spacious 12-acre property on Louise Avenue. The new site, which was purchased by the city a few years ago, at one time housed a business called Lague Sales which sold government surplus materials and equipment.
Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.
When you think of St. Vincent de Paul Society, think of the following statistics: 7,664 families; 15,513 adults; and 14,529 children.
The 30th annual Manteca Soroptimist Holiday Affair was conducted Wednesday at the Bank of Stockton branch on North Main Street. The event raises money for the various community endeavors of the service club.
Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.
Are you looking for that last-minute gift for that hard to buy for friend or family member?
Brieanne Jansen just wants to use her gifts to help people.
LATHROP – It's a party that only gets bigger and brighter each year for area families feeling the economic pinch.
Manteca may ask Uncle Sam for $9.5 million.
LATHROP – The twice-continued public hearing for a proposed controversial project on a long-vacant 18.7-acre lot behind McDonald's in Lathrop comes back before the Lathrop City Council tonight.
The vacant lot that runs behind Burger King and other Manteca businesses fronting Main Street and backing up to Grant Street has been an eyesore for years.
It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.
LATHROP – A retail shopping development that was abandoned when Richland Planned Communities pulled out of its Central Lathrop project is poised for a comeback.
The biggest residential project ever approved for Manteca is about to get bigger.
Family get togethers, barbecue, or a celebration at the park like the big gathering that Manteca had over the weekend is "not the true meaning" of Memorial Day weekend, said American Legion Post 249 Commander Jim Winston to the sparse group that showed up Monday at the historic Union Cemetery on Louise Avenue and Union Road.
Walnut grower Chris Van Groningen is hoping the pressurized irrigation system installed by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District west of Ripon and south of Manteca could be tapped for fire suppression.
"The freedom we enjoy is not free," Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal told the crowd gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial for Monday's Memorial Day observance.
AmyJo Mattheis isn't your run-of-the-mill atheist.
The pastor. The retired steel worker. The congressman.