LATHROP – Lathrop taxpayers are breathing a collective sigh of relief that the expensive and long-drawn Matt Browne debacle is over. However, they remain highly critical at the way the city's elected officials have handled – or, according to some, mishandled – the entire process saying it did not have to have dragged on this long and cost the city a ton of money.
Joshua Cowell School has selected the All Stars for October. Students are selected based on citizenship and academic effort. The students honored were: 1st Grade, Mrs. Kelley; Aaron Martinez, Aiden Garibay, Angel Ojeda, Jesse Batres, Kyle Neuman, Robert Overy, Janessa Rodriguez, Adrianna Velez. Susan Florez; Phoenix Anaden, Preston Church, Ahliyah Cota, Alissa Diaz, Angelina Galletta, Oscar Garcia, Lysha Nuncio, Marcelle Jilian Panelo. 2nd Grade, Mrs. Frost; Hailey Briseno, Frederick Cruz, Brandon Emens, Genna Florez, Jonathan ...
Join hundreds of families in lighting-up the 2009 Tree of Lights. The traditional holiday tree at San Joaquin County Delta College, located at the corner of Pacific and Yokuts Avenues, will come alive with color during the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Tree of Lights offers everyone an opportunity to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us, or to honor a loved one who holds a special place in ...
LATHROP – The Matt Browne wrongful-termination saga is over. The Lathrop chief building official's two-and-a-half-year's dogged fight against City Hall is over. He is back on the job today inside the building where, at one point while he was waging his war to "clear my name," he was ordered by city officials not to set foot in any part of City Hall or risk being arrested for trespassing. In plain numbers, it's a $480,000 victory ...
Layoffs could loom on the horizon for the Ripon Unified School District. "It's very painful, very depressing - the thought of cutting any more – very painful and makes me sick to my stomach," Ripon schools superintendent Louise Nan told board members Monday night. The state budget continues to be grim referencing a monthly school superintendents' meeting Nov. 2 that warned of a potential shortfall of $15 billion. "There is a possibility that the governor ...
Julian Holifield is at ground zero of the squabble over the downtowns bulbs. "They (the bulbs) haven't hurt our business," Holifield said Monday shortly after 11 a.m. after ringing up his fifth sale of the day at Manteca Bedquarters located at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street on the ground floor of the IOOF building that's been there since 1913. Holifield believes the huffing and puffing over whether to keep the landscaping bulbs in place or ...
When it comes to recycling, the City of Manteca wants kids to know they can. To that end Manteca Solid Waste Division conducted a Cans4Cash that 16 elementary campuses within the Manteca Unified School District elected to participate in. The object was to have each school collect as many aluminum cans as they could. They'd receive the redemption money from the cans collected plus the highest school in terms of poundage would receive a bench ...
Manteca's near record unemployment rate of 13.5 percent coupled with employers that have had to cut back hours for those still working has painted a different picture of need this holiday season.
Thank-you in action. That's what Francene Escobar, the owner Quicki-Kleen Car Wash in Manteca, is doing this Veterans Day to all men and women who served and are serving their country with valor. "Veterans may visit Quicki-Kleen Car Wash from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, to receive a complimentary express car wash. The program is designed to honor Veteran's Day, to show Quicki-Kleen's support for our armed forces, and to reward ...
Laurie Mittman, 42 years old, wife and mother of three sons was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer in August 2009.
The East Union High School Chorus will be the featured entertainers when the Manteca Federated Women's Club members have their luncheon meeting at Chez Shari on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
RIPON – There's at least one group that wants to make sure everybody is equipped to handle the falling temperatures.
The $11.1 billion water bond rolled out last week by the California Legislature will have a major impact on South San Joaquin Irrigation District and the rest of the county.
Since 2008, Manteca Unified School District has been in partnership with Lodi Support Our Troops in their annual Holiday Cheer Box Drive.
It may be called Pumpkin Fair. But judging by the human traffic that paraded Saturday Sunday around the Pumpkin Fair grounds in downtown Manteca, Family Fair may be an apt moniker for this popular annual event.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The best shot at saving the most prime farmland from development over the next 27 years in San Joaquin County is the creation of high density clusters of jobs, services and housing.
LATHROP – If you're a Lathrop resident you know what the city logo looks like.
It's going to be a "red carpet" treatment for elementary school scholars thanking them for their successes in school from the third through the eighth grade.
LATHROP – Last year the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce was on the verge of closing its doors.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities Sunday were investigating what touched off a wild "running gun battle" inside and outside a Fresno motorcycle club's annual dance, leaving one man dead and at least a dozen other wounded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge's order and shut down a natural gas pipeline after safety issues were raised.
FRENCH CAMP - Its time again to gather along the banks of the San Joaquin River at Paulsen Ranch in French Camp for the annual Hot Rod Party.
CrossFit Excel will host "Barbell for Boobs: Helen Meets Grace" on Friday, Oct. 11, at the gym's facility at 1433 Moffat Boulevard in Manteca.
A live Egyptian band and Egyptian cuisine will highlight the annual festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Ripon from Friday through Sunday at 315 S. Orange St. in Ripon.
East Union High's Cass of 1983 is looking for classmates that haven't been contacted as well all staff who were involved with the class to attend the 30 year class reunion to be held Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Chez Shari.