LATHROP - McKee Boulevard at Mossdale Landing runs through agricultural land that was farmed for nearly a century by the family of Lathrop's first and four-time mayor, Steve McKee, who took over the farming after his parents retired.
The Manteca Lifestyle Center at Union Road and Highway 120 Bypass in the retail center anchored by Bass Pro Shops could pursue the first cutting edge high-tech electronic billboard sign along a San Joaquin County freeway.
It looks like a violin with a wide neck brace. One needs a bow to play it, but it's not a violin. It has frets, but it's not a guitar. And the sound that emanates from this wooden musical contraption is like no other.
It was a taste of Americana at an early morning Yule get-together of "real friends" who work together, like each other, and perform as a team despite the stress and public pressures they face on a daily basis.