Street landscape bulbs - particularly along the 100 block of North Main Street - have riled some since the day they were first installed 2005 on the strength of the recommendation of a group of downtown businesspeople and citizens.
LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia, a wife and the mother of four young children, said she decided to run for city council because she wants to help the city solve what she considers are the "main problems facing Lathrop" today.
A candidate's forum featuring the candidates seeking election Nov., 2 to the Manteca City Council as well as the mayor's post takes place tonight at the council chambers at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles was a no-show, but judging by the applause at the conclusion of Tuesday night's candidates' forum, the people who filled the council chambers at City Hall were happy with what they saw and heard from the candidates present.
RIPON - Questions about everything from bringing big box stores into Ripon, the value of street pavers and having a green belt between Manteca and Ripon were answered by four candidates seeking two seats on the Ripon City Council on Nov. 2.
LATHROP – Prior to her forced resignation from her job in Lathrop two years ago, former city manager Yvonne Quiring was asked by union employees to resign based on a laundry list of complaints about her job performance. Their request was contained in a letter that they presented to the city council.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.