It has been almost a decade since neighbors started gathering in the driveway of Tom and Gayl Wilson's home for the annual National Night Out celebration and barbecue.
LATHROP – It was hard to ignore the obvious. The National Night Out block parties against crime held Tuesday night in Lathrop were bigger than ever.
Where is the most exclusive bar in the South County? That would have to be the one on the second floor of the River Islands at Lathrop offices on Stewart Road just off Manthey Road that overlooks the San Joaquin River. A sign at the front entrance notes that "no one under 21 is allowed." River Islands staff took required bartending courses as stipulated by the Alcohol Beverage and Control Board so they ...
It was a sky-diving, birthday adventure from 13,000 feet marking Archie Shields' 90th birthday for him and for his great-granddaughter Andrea Guin Saturday.
LATHROP - The forecast for Lathrop from November to March calls for snow – lots of it. It's all part of Dell'Osso Farm's latest venture dubbed "Holidays on the Farm." Ron Dell'Osso – Tom Sawyer's answer to Walt Disney – will follow up on the 12th season of the wildly popular Pumpkin Maze that attracts 120,000 visitors every October with a Christmas extravaganza. The centerpiece is a 30-foot-high hill now being created on the edge ...
It was a lesson first grader Jordon McCain remembered from his first grade class at the McParland School Annex – when and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. First grade teacher Trisha Gonzales apparently taught him well. Jordon McCain, 7, is going to be recognized tonight at 7 p.m. at the Manteca City Council meeting by fire and police personnel for his efforts in going to the rescue of his dad Marlon. The youngster ...
RIPON - It's the wheels that make a skateboard and the senior owner of the new Woodpushers Board Shop in Ripon, Gary Edmiston, has rich memories and interesting stories about his own teen years. "We'd put wheels on anything – just 2X4s and wheels," he chuckled. He has always been self employed whether in furniture manufacturing or swimming pool maintenance in addition to driving truck. Edmiston along with his wife Valerie, daughter Ladonna Asseng and ...
LATHROP – The youngest son of a Lathrop Elementary School teacher has been identified as the victim in the minivan-versus-bicycle accident that occurred early Monday evening at the crosswalk on O Street and South Matador Way. The young boy was flown by Medi-flight to UC Davis Medical Center. His condition was not available as of press time. Other details such as the identity of the driver were unavailable as of deadline. However, there were reportedly ...
LATHROP – What's in a name? Plenty, if you ask Lathrop Councilman Robert Oliver about the Manteca wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue. A rose, by any other name, would smell just as sweet, according to the great bard of "Romeo and Juliet" fame. But that notion apparently does not apply when the object of contention is the Manteca Wastewater Treatment Plant. Or, as Oliver prefers to call it, the Manteca-Lathrop Regional Wastewater Treatment ...
Manteca Parks & Recreation is starting this year's Before School Program, PM Kinderzone and Kids Zone program on the first day of school which is Monday, Aug. 10.
Andy Scott spent months looking for the right fit, turning down scholarship offers from NCAA Division I and II teams after graduating from Sierra High in May. So he continued to fine tune his game with the prestigious NorCal Baseball's senior team, which practices and hosts games at St. Mary's College in Moraga. The right fit, as it turns out, was right under his feet. The Gaels' coaching staff saw the potential in Scott's arm, ...
The Manteca Police conducted their annual community block party Sunday as a warm-up for Tuesday's National Night Out that is expected to include at least 33 Neighborhood Watch parties throughout the city.
The City of Lathrop is holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
Two dozen pots of chili that will send mouth watering aroma through the halls of the Manteca Senior Center on Saturday, Aug. 29 is in the planning stages by the Del Webb Volunteers and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
During his younger years, Eric Scholz had limited vision. He lost his sight as a first-grade student growing up in nearby Escalon. "I sort of remember watching a guy kick a ball – maybe a soccer ball?" said Scholz at last week's National Beep Baseball Association World Series. Yet he wanted to stay active. "I love running. I wanted to play a sport," Scholz added. He's thankful for his friend, David Vigil, who is also ...
Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.
At Ripon Unified, Donna Parks is currently the school board president.
Frosty the Snowman would be right at home at this evening's 41st annual Downtown Manteca Twilight Christmas Parade.
World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
There's a formula.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
Doctors Hospital's near $1 million restoration of its emergency room opened to the public Monday morning with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon with a crowd of nearly 100 hospital and municipal staffers on hand.