LATHROP – When Jose D. Hernandez served on the Lathrop City Council two mayors ago, he lost a number of hours at work and, on a few occasions, arrived late at the meeting. Sometimes, he did not even have time to grab something for dinner while dashing off from work to the 7 o'clock council meeting at City Hall.
RIPON - A 16-year-old gang member has been sentenced to five years and four months in juvenile detention after pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in a stabbing in August that left him with a broken hand.
LATHROP - San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department reported Mario Pena as a missing person.
Two recently laid off Manteca police officers have been hired by the City of Hayward with a higher wage scale than they had in Manteca.
In these tough economic times, Carol Davis greatly appreciates any and all donations to her non-profit organization.
LATHROP - It is without a doubt the largest agri-tourist attraction in the Central Valley if not all of California.
This is a story of a retired black minister who served his country, refused a medical discharge for a back injury because of his sense of duty, and who was told by a Navy doctor that he could file for disability when his pain became more intense as he aged.
Manteca's municipal spending plan is based in part on the conservative projection that taxable retail sales will hit $746 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
LATHROP – One of Lathrop's oldest homes is no more. The house where one of the city's revered teachers lived was razed last week to make room for a warehouse expansion of California Natural Products across the street on McKinley Avenue.
The New Haven School Community Club is looking to purchase supply of pencils and hand sanitizers for youngsters.
Fred White of DeCristo Productions is offering a free Facebook basics class at Main Street Café on North Main Street this Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
RIPON - The San Joaquin Valley "Swiss Echoes" will perform their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, Nov. 7, at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club hall at East Main Street and Manley Road.
The season's first fireplace and wood stove prohibition has been issued in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties for today due to deteriorating air quality.
The Manteca Unified School District is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Department of Defense. A separate Patriot Award was also presented to Superintendent Jason Messer.
Spring is in the air and so is the Spring Tea & Fashion Show hosted by the Soroptimist International of Manteca.
Green isn't just a school color at Manteca High School.
Terry Pierce wants to give back to a community that has shown his young hotel nothing but support.
Barbara Damewood talked about writing the same way she would to any student in a writer's workshop.
Sticker shock, courtesy of the drought, is coming to a supermarket near you.
Scott Quealey has been a welder for more than two decades. He currently works at Rosa Welding in Manteca.
The wish list of Manteca's leaders - both elected and bureaucratic - for major undertakings is long and expensive.
The wick on the red scented candle had nearly reached the bottom of the votive, and the flame – the last remaining out of the more than a dozen candles that had accumulated at the makeshift memorial for Kelly Marelich – flickered wildly as a breeze crept through the alley.
Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.
Get caught for speeding fast enough in the Highway 99 construction zone through Manteca and it could set you back nearly $1,000.
She's a farmer. She's a businesswoman. She is a postal worker; and to the best of her knowledge, she was Manteca's first letter carrier. She is an artist, a landscaper and designer. She is also an architect and a homebuilder, and although she does not have the official papers to declare her as one, she has the house that she built as proof.
LATHROP – Lathrop business owners want a do-over when it comes to Measure C.
Bryan Pennino likened the sparkling new Altamont Corrdior Express Maintenance Facility as an auto repair shop.
LATHROP – A group of die-hard soccer players asked the City of Lathrop for more leeway so they could further expand their blossoming operation.