Sometimes the best place to save a little bit of money is right there on your back. Literally.
I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing. Here at the ticket window of the Marketplace Stadium 10 Cinemas – where it once wasn't uncommon for me shell out more than $10 for a ticket to a late night show – I find myself contemplating a combination that includes my admission, a large soda, and a small popcorn for only $11. I think I've just found my new favorite hangout. And it's not like this ...
Andrew Ramos didn't quite know what he was going to put down on paper when Calla Principal Lindsay Munoz called him and asked him to write a speech for the school's graduation.
Before Steve Winter retired from his position as Manteca High School principal this year, he didn't have to venture very far to see the impact his family has made on the town.
RIPON – Colton Brock just wanted to be treated like any other student. Even after he transferred to Weston Elementary, Brock – a GATE student who had always excelled in his schoolwork – seemed to be living the life of a typical eighth-grade student. But everything was about to change. Back in January, Brock claims that a teacher informed several students of why he had been transferred to Weston – specifically that he had been ...
Elaine Ivey immediately fell in love with the Book Exchange when she came to Manteca 15 years ago.
Karen Beauchamp didn't know what to expect when she came out to the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon.
Hector Velasquez vividly remembers watching his grandfather as he hammered away on boot heels and repaired leather – taking in the smell of wax and polish and that familiar dust that comes from finishing a job.
RIPON – Taking the bus to school might not be an option for Ripon Unified students for very much longer.
RIPON – Abigail Van Vuren comes across as shy when she meets somebody that she isn't familiar with.
There's no guarantee that the annual lobbying trip that San Joaquin County elected officials and non-profit representatives take to Washington, D.C,. is going yield anything of major substance by the time the lobbying trip ends. But Monday afternoon, Congressman Jerry McNerney – who represents California's 11th Congressional District – was happy to welcome dozens of local dignitaries to Sequoia Elementary School where he unveiled a $476,000 check that will help provide a much needed influx ...
RIPON – Mike Restuccia didn't know that the financial markets would be on the verge of collapse when he first came up with the idea to give 8th grade students at Ripon Elementary $20 in a savings account as a way to teach them about saving money.
The road to a high school diploma didn't come easy for Andrew Ramos. An impoverished childhood ended with him living in a homeless shelter in South Stockton. He was left to find his own way in one of the town's worst neighborhoods amidst thieves, felons, and drug addicts. But he was determined to become more than just a statistic or one of the people he saw on the streets on a daily basis. Friday evening, ...
RIPON – Splashing on the bank of Caswell Memorial State Park was a perfect way for Steve Barrera and his two children to beat the heat on Thursday afternoon.
Not even a lack of firefighters slowed down a fill-the-boot charity event organized to help youth in the community.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop isn't necessarily swimming in a pool full of money.
Alvin Vang's black gown was heavier than most.
Tuesday afternoon was bittersweet for Britney Szeto.
If Emmanuel Torres ended up on the street tomorrow, he wouldn't fare so well. For starters, the 15-year-old vice president of the Manteca Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club - a leadership academy for teenagers -- struggled with piecing together a makeshift shelter that only needed tape and staples to finish. Even with a handful of helpers, Torres couldn't manage get the thick cardboard walls to stick to the wooden frame that had shielded him ...
By JASON CAMPBELL
Manuel Cardenas didn't think that he was ever going to graduate high school.
LATHROP – And I wondered why people don't trust the government.
LATHROP - It's been a few years since the City of Lathrop financed its way into an additional allotment from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's surface water treatment plant.
It takes work to apply for college scholarships.
Efren Juarez had a good thing going with his business that hosted poster tournaments for non-profit organizations.
LATHROP – Bicycle safety is no laughing matter.
By JASON CAMPBELL
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.