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Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs. Five acres at the school farm on Louise Avenue will be used for what is believed to be the first San Joaquin Valley field test of the us...

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

MAKING THE CALL

The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle. And it was on a big stage. The St. Mary's Rams were playing Central Catholic– a game that...

August 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to...

August 30, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | NEWS

Moore, Teicheira get 4 more years

Two members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees whose terms are ending at the end of the year will not be going through the election process. They will be automatically appointed for another f...

August 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Ripon Garden Club’s tour set for Sept. 6

September Stroll, the annual garden tour sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club, will feature four country properties and two in town. The event, which is now in its 17th year, will be held Saturday, S...

August 30, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | Ripon News

Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County. It starts in Ripon surrounded by cookie-cutter homes and heads north past miles of almond orchards. Just beyond Louise Avenue...

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Can oil and sanctimony mix?

When Al-Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million in January 2013, former Vice President Al Gore, who co-founded Current, praised the deal. Both Al-Jazeera, a network owned by Qatar's oil-rich roy...

August 30, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views

COLLEGE CHOICES

As I ran to the lobby to make a phone call during the awards dinner at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention in Boston last week, one of our student members followed me do...

August 30, 2014 | By Roland Martin Author | Other Views

WHAT A RUSH

RIPON – For months, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and offensive coordinator Jeff Abrew have been inside the laboratory, retooling one of the area's most explosive offenses.They stripped the...

August 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Spartans hit wall in red zone

TRACY – The Lathrop High Spartans opened the season with a hard-fought 20-7 non-league loss to West Friday at Steve Lopez Stadium."We had our opportunities in the red zone," said Lathrop coac...

August 30, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | High School Football

Buffs avoid stumble in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA - Maybe it was a good thing that Friday's Manteca-Wilcox football game did not take place at Levi's Stadium as originally planned.It was one marred by penalties and mistakes, but the Bu...

August 30, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football

East Union falls to Grace Davis

MODESTO – They did what they were supposed to do.Grace Davis, who had no problem moving the ball in short-yardage situations all night long, was at the 1-yard line and looking to punch it in ...

August 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | High School Football

49ers’ Aldon Smith suspended 9 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.A statement Friday from the league said Smith had...

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he desc...

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Red-hot Posey perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for t...

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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