Health care reform, home foreclosures, unemployment, immigration and even Social Security benefits were among the concerns of those attending Rep. Jerry McNerney's ongoing "Congress at Your Corner" meeting at the Manteca Branch Library.
The Manteca Unified School District is expecting more cuts down the road. Jacqui Breitenbucher, the senior director of business service, said Tuesday that further reductions in education by the State of California won't be known until January. "Education is 50 percent of the state budget," she noted. For now, the district – under the first interim report unanimously approved by the board – showed it can meet its financial obligations for the remainder of this ...
Sue Bloodgood is lucky to be alive. The East Union High health clerk suffered a cardiac arrest on Nov. 19, but fortunately she had several heroes come to her rescue. "If it wasn't for Julie, it would have been a different situation," said Mike James, East Union High football coach. On that morning, Julia Bylow, who, as a tennis, basketball, and assistant softball coach is trained in CPR, was on patrol as campus monitor when ...
Shane Carpenter knows the importance of fundamentals to the game of basketball. "It's everything," said the Shasta School coach. He's been involved in the sport for 16 years, working the high school summer leagues, the old Acorn League and now MUST. MUST is the Manteca Unified Student Trust. At Tuesday's practice inside the new Pinto / Mello Multi-Purpose Building otherwise known as the Hornets' Nest, Carpenter had his seventh-and eighth- grade team go through the ...
I can't say I'm looking forward to Christmas shopping. Usually, I find myself doing things at the last minute, picking gift items off the rack and within the budget for nieces and nephews. Among my siblings and their spouses, we do a Secret Santa for Christmas, choosing names from a hat following our recent Thanksgiving feast. Each of us jotted down wish-list items valued at $35. For example, my list included winter clothes or a ...
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will recognize winners of the recent Spelling Bee at Tuesday's board meeting.
Kayla Miller and Megan Anderson started out as volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop.
Mary McCleary had a chance to see youngsters making the most of their time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop.
Andrea Cambra and Teresa Rieb were all smiles Friday at the Holiday Boutique. The co-chairs for the annual MRPS function had twice the numbers of vendors from the previous year. What's more people were purchasing items either for themselves or as Christmas gifts. "The holiday spirit is here," said Cambra, who is also the MRPS president. The Holiday Boutique continues this weekend with homemade items such as soaps, lotions, jewelry, candles, baked goods and plenty ...
Jerry McNerney , D-Pleasanton, was inspired to run for the U.S. House of Representatives by his son.
Last year, the Manteca Unified transportation department initiated "Stuff the Bus For Kid's Sake" for the holidays.
The holiday season is officially here. From now to New Year's Day, we can expect to see the occasional box of See's Candies and other inviting snacks around the office. I know for me it's difficult to pass up on the sweets. It's bad enough that we're still trying to digest the plentiful helpings from the Thanksgiving table of a few days ago. That's the kickoff to the holidays. A year ago, I suffered a ...
For over two weeks, Santa's Wonderland has been up and operating at the Bass Pro Shops in Manteca.
Manteca businesses are gearing up for what promises to be the busiest sales day of the year. The day after Thanksgiving is dubbed Black Friday and usually attracts scores of early bird shoppers in search of the best deals. "Black Friday, traditionally, signals the start of the holiday season," said Steve Hernandez, store manager of JC Penney. His store located in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley is one of the newcomers to the Manteca ...
Roxy and Norman Phillips are anxiously awaiting their first-ever Black Friday. The Modesto couple mapped out the early morning, perusing ads to find items on the Christmas wish list. First, the Phillips plan to stand in the Home Depot line to take advantage of the special sale for major appliances. "We're hoping to get (to Home Depot) by 3 a.m.," Roxy said. Added Norman: "We probably won't go to bed that day." The only reason ...
As the reconstruction plans for Weston School were recently submitted to the Division of State Architect in Sacramento, the Program Management Integration team has kicked off early talks with Colony Oak School.
The annual Christmas luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring is planned for Thursday at the St. Anthony Parish gymnasium.
Neal Plymate recently received an unexpected call from Main Auto Repair.
At Ripon Unified, Donna Parks is currently the school board president.
The City of Ripon now has clear-cut definition of the "Central Traffic District."
STOCKTON – Patrick Caldwell made plans prior to Wednesday's 17th annual San Joaquin County Spelling Bee on a return trip in the spring to the San Joaquin County Office of Education building.
RIPON – The first game of the season was a work in progress.
Chuck Winn is the new mayor of Ripon. For the third time, he was named to the post. But this was time he slotted for the top position as specified by an ordinance based on the rotation by the Ripon City Council seating. At the organization session on Tuesday, Winn, who previously served as vice mayor under Dean Uecker, advanced to the top spot, with Elden "Red" Nutt moving up one to vice mayor.
The City of Ripon can now look to lease the baseball fields along with the recently completed softball complex at the Mistlin Sports Park to an outside organization.
For the past six years, the Manteca Unified bus drivers have helped bring the holiday spirit to those in need.
Anna Fassler took time out from her studies Monday for civic duty.
The Measure G Oversight Committee on voter-approved projects at Weston and Colony Oak schools will meet today at the Ripon Unified District Office Conference Room, 304 N. Acacia Ave.
The hot air balloons return to Ripon.
MODESTO – For the second straight year, Ripon High had its season end at the hands of Central Catholic.
The arts come together at Lathrop High for the "Capture the Holiday" fund-raiser.