LATHROP - The firefighters did not even need to ask for donations. Motorists at the intersection of Louise Avenue and Harlan Road in Lathrop kept the 10 volunteers from the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District constantly on their toes with their donations from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Saturday.
A barbershop quartet comprised of Manteca High students has made their mark during the past school year from singing their rendition of the National Anthem at area events to a talent show and end of the year concert.
It's been more than two decades since Jolynda Lyon first came up with the concept for SONdance Ministries – a place where parents can take their children for worship-based dance productions that strays far away from some of the provocative dance lessons offered today.
The most appealing landscape element at Manteca's "front door" - as the Highway 99 interchange at Yosemite Avenue has been described - may no longer be the leaning palms that create an "X" that serve as a sort of trademark for In-N-Out Burgers.
Every eighth grader who graduates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca leaves with plenty of memories. But there is one memory that they all share – the Living Stations of the Cross that has become a Good Friday tradition for more than two decades.