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.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship. A total of six $1,000 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).