Need relief from the summer heat? Cool off with your friends and family at our Thursday evening concert series! The Stockton Symphony will be performing FREE concerts this summer at Michael Vega Park in our gorgeous community. Everyone is invited to bring their cozy picnic blankets and enjoy the musical stylings of the third oldest, continuously performing, orchestra in California. If you would prefer to revel in the talent of the Stockton Symphony while munching on delicious food, head over to the Boathouse where you can take in the show from the restaurant’s spacious outdoor patio.

A band playing on the lake docks for the community at Michael Vega Park in River Islands

The next evening concerts will take place at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 19 and Thursday, September 23 and the musicians will play for about an hour. The musical performances will vary from contemporary jazz to percussion to keyboard and cello. To learn more about the lifestyle you can enjoy this summer at River Islands, visit our website.

Families relaxing with their friends and dogs at Michael Vega Park in River Islands
Families relaxing with their friends and dogs at Michael Vega Park in River Islands

Are you ready to reach new heights in Lathrop? Well, buckle up because we have a new feature on our website that will make you fall in love with River Islands at first flight! Introducing the River Islands’ Aerial Tour—a new virtual tool that allows you to get a 360° aerial view of our stunning master-planned community. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and drone technology, our 3D Aerial Tour gives you the opportunity to explore our community’s neighborhoods, picturesque parks, incredible amenities, and more from the comfort of your current home.

Using the interactive icons, you can take a deep dive into our beautiful neighborhoods and their floorplans with virtual and video tours, and sign up to receive the latest news on future neighborhoods with our “Stay Up To Date” icon. Want to see River Islands hotspots like The Boathouse, Islanders Field, our amazing parks, and more from a different perspective? There’s a Google Maps feature conveniently located on the right side of the screen that you can use to navigate our community.

Now that you’ve learned more about our Aerial Tour and its special features, it’s time to move into the flight direction and experience River Islands from a bird’s eye view. Place your seats in the upright position and get your computer, mobile device, or VR headset ready. Here’s what you need to know to navigate your virtual Aerial Tour:

  • – To go to your desired location, click on the interactive icon.
  • – If your desired location does not appear on the screen, click on the designated box at the bottom of the screen to locate your River Islands destination.
  • – Once you’ve found your desired location, you can click through the square-shaped icons at the bottom of the screen for photos, videos, and more information.
  • – To view the Google Maps’ version of our community, click on the faded globe on the right side of the screen. This will allow you to click on the circles that will take you to the different locations. To transition back to the original screen view, click on the faded arrow.
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It’s time to take flight with us! To discover more about our scenic community, visit the rest of our website and sign up for the newsletter. Happy exploring!

There’s a new kid on the block at River Islands! Introducing Cardiff, Signature Homes’ very first neighborhood in our master-planned community. Located next to the upcoming K-8 school and amazing parks, this family-friendly neighborhood offers impressive residences that maximize space.

Cardiff by Signature Homes features two-story home designs with up to 3,677 square feet of living space, so your whole family can grow together in comfort. The expansive floorplans offer five bedrooms, picturesque porches, bonus rooms, flex/dining rooms, and California rooms. Take a look below to discover more about the three beautiful, and thoughtfully designed floorplans.

Cardiff Residence 1, by Signature Homes

Residence 1

Work and play in style in the stunning Residence 1. This inviting floorplan offers approximately 3,261 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a bonus room and a tech/flex place that you can transform into a home office or game room.

Cardiff Residence 2, by Signature Homes

Residence 2

Do you have a multi-generational household? The generous Residence 2 offers an optional first-floor multi-gen suite so grandparents can relax in their own private living area. Residence 2 also offers an optional second-floor flex room that would make an excellent nursery or study.

Cardiff Residence 3, by Signature Homes

Residence 3

Are you planning on expanding your family in the near future? The impressive Residence 3 features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a bonus room, and an optional 6th bedroom on the first floor. This welcoming floorplan also features a gorgeous California room for breezy indoor/outdoor living.

Have you found your family’s dream home in this Lathrop community? The charming homes at Cardiff are now previewing! To find out more about this incredible neighborhood, contact the Signature Homes team at (925) 872-3876. To be the first to receive updates on this new neighborhood, including Grand Opening news, sign up for the Cardiff Interest List on the Signature Homes website.

Although just a mile long, Dell’Osso Drive’s name carries a history equivalent to an epic journey. Sharp-eyed residents may recognize this beautiful drive shares the same last name as Susan Dell’Osso, the President of River Islands Development. And while Susan has spent over 30 years bringing our wonderful master-planned community to life, Dell’Osso Drive is actually named for long-time Lathrop community pillar, Rudy Dell’Osso.

Who was Rudy Dell’Osso? Rudy was a second-generation operator of the Dell’Osso Family Farm (yes, that farm). Fully rooted in the area’s agricultural beginnings, Rudy was raised alongside his cousins and extended family on the farm. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Mossdale from Kindergarten through eighth grade, and later studied at Tracy High School, where he was a respected athlete and letterman. Being a part of a large farming family meant that work often took priority over education, but that didn’t stop Rudy from becoming fluent in four languages. Friends recall he would switch between all four languages when telling one of his many fascinating stories.

Rudy served in World War II, and afterward, returned to the farm, where he began growing a variety of row and vegetable crops. This led him to become one of the first tomato growers contracted with Heinz when the company first opened in Tracy.

According to friends and family, the only thing he was more proud of than his farm work was his Italian heritage. As a first-generation Italian-American, born in the United States, Rudy took pride in his culture and loved Italian food, music, and family customs. Family meant everything to him, and he enjoyed being a father and grandfather to his two sons and their families until he passed away in November 2020, after a long and happy life well-lived.

Today, his farming legacy is proudly carried on by the third and fourth generations of his family. Moreover, his generous spirit and zest for life still impact the community of Lathrop. So the next time you’re cruising down Dell’Osso Drive, remember Rudy’s story and the amazing life he lived right here in our wonderful city.