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.
Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.
If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.
A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.
LATHROP – The competition for the two seats up for grabs on the Lathrop City Council is getting tight.
Bruce Lownsbery went straight from work to the scheduled Manteca City Council meeting Tuesday.
They clocked in with 10 National Night Out Parties.
Typical San Joaquin Valley mosquitoes thrive in the hot, dry climate that is typical during the summer.
"Hey I remember you!" shrieked the girl of about five as she worked her way down the line with a plate of eggs and ham.
Chester Smith is in Northern California with a San Joaquin County strike team battling a devastating wildfire in Siskiyou County where eight homes so far have been destroyed.
A fire in dry weeds in the 1800 block of West Yosemite Avenue threatened a home and an adjacent mobile home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Beyond Captain Hook and his band of sword-wielding pirates, the enchanting mermaids and other contrived evils of Neverland, there was another that haunted Michael Huckaby's imagination.
A San Joaquin County strike team that includes firefighters from the Manteca Fire Department and Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department has been dispatched to the North State to combat a fire that is threatening multiple rural mountain communities.
FRENCH CAMP – A Stockton man that was held in the San Joaquin County Jail over the weekend for disobeying tuberculosis quarantine orders isn't expected to come into contact with other inmates.
Jaylen Jackson knew that he was going to be a fish out of water.
East Union High and Manteca High did a little changing up on Friday's freshmen orientation plans.