Don Drummond has spent the better part of his life working with crochet needles in his spare time – a hobby that he picked up from his mother and just about every other senior member in his family.
Preparations are underway for 10 Eagle Scouts Court of Honor featuring boys from Troop 440 that live in Manteca and Ripon. Cole Herrin, Lucas Brown, Jason Williamson, Derrick Lake, Mark Bigelow, Kevin Thompson, Jordan Williamson, Quinn McMurtrey, Ben Tolman and Matt Gay will all be recipients of the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Award. The communities of Manteca and Ripon are invited to attend the ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6060 Northland Road, Manteca.
LATHROP – The second of 20 regional conventions in the state hosted by the California Census 2010 effort along with the US Census Bureau will be held today at the Lathrop High School gymnasium from 9 a.m. until noon.
The sale of fireworks for personal use starts this Sunday.
By JASON CAMPBELL
Manteca is getting a jump on celebrating Independence Day this year as the city's official celebration has been shifted to Friday, July 3.
It was a simple directive.
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival.
The Manteca museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover for free.
The Reverend Judith Bither preached on "Reflections, Remembrances, Regrets" during her final Sunday as senior pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She has been appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Reno, Nevada. There was a farewell luncheon in the fellowship hall to honor her following the morning service.
One day there will be 560 homes on a large 156.8-acre parcel used primarily for crops such as pumpkins and corn providing owners Joe and Lillian Machado can clear all of the necessary hurdles for the land on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Woodward Avenue.
Manteca is going to call on VIPs to help argument police services.
Manteca celebrities will put their dancing shoes on to perform at the "Manteca Dancing with The Stars," a spectacular dance event that will benefit the Alzheimer's Association and celebrates the first anniversary of The Commons at Union Ranch Assisted Living Community in Manteca.
Doing things her own way without considering the consequences had been a lifestyle choice for Manteca's Donna Anaya-Aragon.
Ed Powers was 24 years old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.
An informative forum featuring local candidates in the running for Ripon City Council, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the superintendents of schools will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30.
One more Eagle Scout is expected to take flight soon with the completed construction of a new, mostly steel Santa's House that will be used during the Christmas season at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Main Street in downtown Manteca.
LATHROP – Another 50 jobs are coming to Lathrop.
A CVS Pharmacy used drug collection receptacle has been mounted permanently into the floor of the Manteca Police Department's front lobby for the convenience of the public, according to Capt. Charlie Goeken.
His mom was known to "dance on the tracks."
It's an annual event held during the month of the year when ghosts and goblins, haunted houses and scary stories dominate daily conversations, decor.
Mary Kennedy-Bracken sees a lot of good things in Lathrop's future.
STOCKTON – Testimony has been given. Both sides have made their case.
A 3-year-old girl fell 13 feet from an upstairs window Saturday afternoon to the concrete below, landing on her feet.
The 30th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off next week when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to the old Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
Tracy is leading the way among South County cities when it comes to reducing water use over last year's consumption levels.
What one Ripon seventh grader learned watching TV may have saved another student's life.
Children slip through the cracks.
The ninth annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, Oct. 4, will go on as scheduled after a brief cancellation on Thursday.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 22, one-way, intermittent traffic control will be in place on Louise Avenue between Airport Way and Main Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic control flaggers will be stationed at each end of the construction zone, and motorists can expect 5-to-10 minute delays.