LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council last week unanimously approved the conversion of the roadside stretch in front of Lathrop Elementary into a 13-foot Class II bike lane that will allow both vehicular and bike traffic.
It was a team effort that made the weekend's first Manteca Police motorcycle safety challenge such a terrific success, according to Lt. Nick Obligacion.
Golf might be a gentleman's game but its accompanying politics in Manteca historically have been more cut-throat than orderly.
LATHROP – Lathrop's first fireworks fund-raiser ended with a resounding bang at the cash register.
RIPON - It has taken a state administrative law panel more than eight weeks to reach a decision on a 29-year-tenured Ripon High School teacher who had declined to take additional course work in support of teaching English learners.
It's a safe bet playing at the upcoming Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Texas Hold 'Em & Bingo Night will benefit kids.
Gang-related assaults continue to grow in Manteca while virtually every other category of crime is experiencing double digit drops in year-to-year comparisons.
Brock Herrin and Lane McMurtrey are two of the newest members of the Boys Scouts of America to attain the highest Rank of Eagle Scout.
LATHROP – The closure of up to two Lathrop-Manteca Fire District stations and the loss of seven to 10 firefighters are no longer a matter of if but when after the board decided not to put the parcel tax increase measure in the November elections.
Over 400 housing units split almost evenly between single-family homes and apartments are envisioned for a 74.5-acre project in southwest Manteca dubbed Terra Ranch.
Second Harvest Food Bank's second annual Chili Pot Cook Off takes place Saturday, Aug. 14, to help feed struggling families.
A man of principle, W.H. Sims of Lathrop continues to hold his head high having made his mark in the world for 105 years with a strong faith that has never wavered.
During the Memorial Day observance on May 31 at East Union Cemetery, it was announced that one of Manteca's military sons, Staff Sgt. Jesse Reyes of the United States Army, had been wounded in Afghanistan.
It's the ear-to-ear grin and the toothy smile that prove Dale Williams loves his 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V.
RIPON - The prospect of a citizen volunteer corps may be one answer for a limping Ripon city government operation that has lost much of its general fund income to the State of California.
Some of the artists from Scattered Comics are back.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca gave away more than 300 food boxes for needy families at Thanksgiving. They expect to distribute just as many again this Christmas.
Hope Ministries on South Union Road will be getting a renovation to its kitchen soon due to a $5,000 donation from the Manteca Police Chief's Association.
The City of Ripon should have a say in the all-important San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission meeting next week regarding the South San Joaquin Irrigation District as a possible electric service provider.
Doctors Hospital is hosting a troop packing event in its conference room Friday at 3 p.m. in an effort to reach as many military men and women as possible over the holidays.
Starting today, two changes to the Manteca Municipal Code will go into effect: One that makes homeless encampments of any kind illegal within Manteca's city limits; and another that will give Manteca's city attorney the power to prosecute those cited for public urination or defecation.
A group of local faith-based organizations and homeless advocates have taken the first step towards crafting a resolution to what has become a growing community issue.
In drought-stricken California, nobody is crying the blues because it's raining. The prevailing wet weather, however, is not enough cause for celebration – not for farmers, not for residents whose lawns have have turned brown due to watering restrictions – and everybody else, for that matter, since drought is leaving no one unaffected.
The clock on what to do with the remaining two years on Steve DeBrum's vacant city council seat has officially begun.
LATHROP – There was a time when Lathrop's chief building inspector had to fight simply for the opportunity to come to work.
Hundreds of American soldiers serving in far-flung and troubled corners of the world will have a taste of Christmas back home, thanks to the efforts of many students and other individuals from all over San Joaquin County.
Matt Soeth, 36, has been recognized with a national award for the work he has done in combating online bullying by other students.