Seventy years ago, on June 15, 1941, although the Manteca Merchants have had their share of ups and downs this season, today they invaded the home diamond of the toughest team in their league and came out winners by a 4-3 score. The losing team was Solari's, who have been threatening to pull out of the league because of "lack of competition". Willard Reiger, Louie Bronzan and Martin Bronzan each had two hits for the Merchants and Jim Theiler scored two runs.
LATHROP - The everyday grind of an NBA coach was evident in the tired red eyes of Scott Brooks Friday at Lathrop High, where over 50 kids took part in the Manteca Unified School District Basketball Camp this week.
Two college students playing basketball near their home on Pine Street Monday evening were lauded for their quick response to a fire that was threatening the neighborhood with flames seen from Yosemite Avenue to the south.
FRENCH CAMP – William Smith, a businessman and a 17-year veteran of the French Camp-McKinley Fire District board, is disappointed that the 2010-2011 Grand Jury report on the district it ignored and did not make any mention of the complaint that he filed.