LODI – Ann Kerr, genealogist and photo consultant, will deliver a multi-media presentation with ideas on developing and preserving family history on Monday, March 8, at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park south of Lodi.
The City of Manteca Fire Department Engine 242 crew composed of acting Captain Travis Gooch, engineer Armando Blanco, and firefighter Derek Leong put together an extinguisher training class using live fire at the municipal wastewater quality control facility.
The Manteca-based pop rock/alternative band "Launchpad Away" conducted their album release show for the album "Dolphin Olympics... And Other Tales of Glory" last Friday at Main Street Café, 1351 North Main St. "Launchpad Away' is also scheduled to play the Bean & Leaf Café, 1254 W. Lathrop Road, in Manteca on Saturday, March 6, at 6 p.m. They will share the stage with Funky Tin and other acoustic acts. They are at the Main Street Café again on Friday, March 12, along with Jordan Waters and Never Finding.
LATHROP – Patricia Overy, a wife and the mother of four children ages 14, 7, and four-year-old twins, has volunteered to give up her job with the City of Lathrop so that a co-worker in her 60s will not be laid off.
A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.
Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.