LATHROP – Ron Dell'Osso always wanted his own train set as a child. It took him 40 years but he finally got one on Friday. Instead of the Lionel train boys dreamed about in the early 1960s, this train set is a tad bigger. It's a 24-guage train or one quarter the size of the real deal and runs on a one-mile oval track around Dell'Osso Farms' 30-acre Pumpkin Maze that opens for its 12th ...
LATHROP – The new ordinance that will mandate taco and ice cream trucks, pushcarts, food wagons and other mobile vending operations to obtain a business permit from the city will take effect on Monday, Oct. 19.
Paul Alberts didn't see any need to turn to the needle when he decided to embark on his bodybuilding career almost a decade ago.
While she's only been competitively dancing as part of Harmony Flores' Dance Stars team for the last three years, 18-year-old Maggie Schreiber was determined that she was going to take her dancing to the next level.
Roger Meadows just didn't sit around the house after retiring from his 27-year career with Lockheed as a project planner.
It was a tearful separation Thursday afternoon for two adult sisters and a 5-year-old daughter whose love for animals crowded their small home.
Guss Schmiedt literally helped create one of Manteca's earliest football fields. It was Schmiedt – who served for more than 40 years on the old Manteca Union High School District board – who used his tractor and organized others to improve the playing field for the Manteca High Buffaloes when it was located a bit to the west closer to Garfield Avenue. It was only fitting that in 1959 when the present-day football field was ...
LATHROP – Here's a party that's open to everybody. It's called Park in the Park, and it takes place today at the Manuel Valverde Park in downtown Historic Lathrop from 6:30 to 10 p.m. "We welcome everyone to come and celebrate Lathrop Days," Gabe Goulart of the city Parks and Recreation Department said, explaining the reason for all the family-oriented celebration. "Come and hang out, boogie on down. We'll do a little dancing, have a ...
LATHROP – Community Resource Officer Andrea Lopez hadn't even planned on entering the Lathrop Senior Center's annual chili cook-off until she learned that there were only three people signed up.
This is the point in the year where I say that I'm glad I'm not the one sitting behind the judges' table determining who it is that has to go home.
Todd Chapman is a member of the Journey Church's youth group. He and his older brother, Eric, 18, are both being raised by their grandmother, according to Twylia Markle, the youth pastor of the former Church of the Nazarene. Chapman, 16, recently endured a series of tragedies. "(Todd) lost his father and a four-year-old half brother in a car accident in August," she said. "His mother passed just this last year as well." On Wednesday, ...
STOCKTON - Challenging the likes of Pat Buchanan, Latino immigration expert Leo Chavez will discuss at University of the Pacific how pundits and the media have contributed to prejudices and stereotypes used to malign Latino immigrants – particularly Mexicans – in the U.S. Chavez's presentation will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Pacific Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Operation Safety saw some 20 citations issued to Manteca motorists Wednesday morning for trying to beat or drive around railroad crossing gates and others who just stopped on the tracks waiting for vehicle traffic or a signal.
LATHROP – T.J. FIG Inc., a defense contractor company, has moved into the KB Home facility in Lathrop.
Judi Hoagland wasn't nervous when she took the stage in San Antonio at a conference to perform in front of 3,500 people.
The Great Valley Bookfest is bringing everything from nearly four dozen authors to gourmet food trucks to Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along the 120 Bypass on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $13.8 million.
LATHROP – The scene just didn't look right to Lathrop Police Services' deputy Jeff Watson.
The side of the historic Oddfellows building in the heart of downtown Manteca for years listed the names of the 954 Manteca area residents who served in World War II.
There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.
Manteca businessman Phil Waterford continues to help with the recovery of the seriously injured Lincoln Elementary School sixth grader who was airlifted to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento several weeks ago.
The father-son team of Matthew and Michael Cassidy found the first golden pumpkin worth $100 in the Manteca Bulletin's Great Pumpkin Hunt.
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.