By DENNIS WYATT
The friendship between Frank Alvarado and Katie McKenzie almost seemed destined – both of whom are the children of best friends and spent their formative years within arms reach of one another.
Summer nights, teens, The Patio Drive-In, and Yosemite Avenue were all made for cruising.
LATHROP – There are signs that the real estate home sales in Lathrop may be on the way to a rebound.
Tuesday's Manteca Unified School District meeting was the last for John McKillip in the role of senior director of student services and special education.
The recent budget cuts forced the Manteca Unified School District to close down the Sequoia Annex and Lathrop Annex.
Additional looming budget cuts driven by the wobbling economy and the state swiping a chunk of Manteca's local tax receipts is prompting a revision to the VIPS program before it is even rolled out.
LATHROP – Former mayor Gloryanna Rhodes said Lathrop should roll out the red carpet for prospective businesses the way Manteca is doing.
Federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help Manteca hire or retain four police officers for the next three years.
Future Spreckels Park and Manteca Commerce Park firms could benefit from those portions of Manteca being included in one of 42 state-sanctioned enterprise zones throughout California.
Here's a shocker.
Come Memorial Day nothing would please the Manteca Chamber of Commerce more than to see their 2,400 flags augmented by 22,600 flags citywide.
LATHROP – A Stockton man driving a white Nissan pickup was killed Monday after being struck by an Altamont Commuter Express train.
You'll find scores of low to moderate income rentals – and some owner occupied homes - tucked behind existing houses and off alleys in central Manteca.
LATHROP – During the real estate boom as recently as the beginning of Y2K, Lathrop City Council study sessions were held practically every other week to facilitate developments that were on the pipelines.
Sierra High will kick off Back to School Night this week.
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Karen Duke almost gave her life to the cause she believed in most.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
LATHROP – It's kind of hard to say "no, thank you" to a contract that would put a minimum of $75,000 annually into the City of Lathrop's coffers.
From the kitchen to the bar, Michael Midgley has a knack for finding his way into the limelight.
Larry Springfield's life was spiraling out of control and going downhill so fast he was close to scraping the bottom.
Manteca's water conservation efforts slid backwards in July.
Richard Silverman wants to focus on the "forgotten" Manteca - vacant parcels as well as underutilized or deteriorating buildings.
LATHROP – First he turned Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in to the Fair Political Practices Commission for what he perceived was "money laundering activity."
LATHROP – It has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research and helped unite a community.
STOCKTON – Calling all superheroes, wrestling fans, movie buffs and gamers.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.
Manteca leaders are calling for a community summit on how to deal with the homeless.