Boomer Plata has a senior project in the works that's part public relations and philanthropy.
The Manteca Unified School District and the Manteca Educators Association came to a tentative agreement last Tuesday.
During the weekend, Valleri Gammon took a black-and-white photograph of her brother and his fiancé snuggled up against a bright sky back drop.
WESTON RANCH – Strong gusting winds and a nearby house fire wasn't enough to put a damper on Farm Day at August Knodt School.
RIPON – The second annual Rina's Run is still a month away. But those looking to take part in the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation's 10 kilometer of 5K walk can make plans for Saturday, May 9. The Ripon Community and Youth Commission is also a co-sponsor of the event honoring the memory of the Brocchini family matriarch. Proceeds will benefit the Stouffer Field revitalization project at Ripon High. RCAF has been working for nearly two ...
Jesse Noble has a much-anticipated homecoming ahead. The Manteca product has been stationed in Iraq in the U.S. Army's 1st Calvary Division Special Troops Battalion. He's scheduled to arrive home from Bagdad in mid-April. "But those flight plans can change due to combat relations," Noble recently said. If all goes accordingly, he's looking forward to the family reunion planned for April 26. "My brother and cousins will be there," said Crystal Noble, Jesse's sister, on ...
Ty Lawson had to be stoked that our 44th U.S. President knew him by name. The 21-year-old point guard for the University of North Carolina sat out the first-round of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament with a jammed right toe. His injury concerned many filling out their March Madness pools, including Barack Obama. The President made an under-the-radar campaign promise to ESPN that, if elected, he would reveal his tournament bracket picks on ...
The Manteca Unified School District announced its 2009 classified employees of the year last Tuesday.
Could some financial relief be on the way for public schools? Ken Johnson, president of the Manteca Educators Association, believes so in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is being called the largest ever federal investment earmarked mostly for education. "As you know, California will be receiving $8.9 billion from the federal stimulus package," said Johnson at last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting. The funding is expected to be paid ...
Some 2,000 students from throughout the state took part in Health Occupation Students of America's State Leadership Conference in Sacramento.
Erik Mackenroth has been crisscrossing the West Coast, performing his standup comedy act at various venues.
He's currently the vice principal at Weston Ranch High. Come next school year, Tom Anderson will take on a similar role at Manteca High. In closed session, the Manteca Unified board of trustees Tuesday approved the hiring of Anderson as assistant principal. He will be working under Doug McCreath, who still holds the post. McCreath was recently named the new Manteca High principal, taking over from the retiring Steve Winter. Anderson began his teaching career ...
There's no such thing as a routine traffic stop. Students in the Regional Occupational Program's Careers in Law Enforcement classes learned just that not too long ago during a California Highway Patrol training exercise. On Monday, Joe Waller, the instructor of the classes taught at Lindbergh and New Vision education centers, talked about the incident involving a parolee who killed three Oakland police officers and left a fourth brain-dead over the weekend. Lovelle Mixon, 26, ...
It wasn't too long ago that the Manteca Unified school board approved cuts to offset a $23.5 million shortfall for the upcoming year.
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District receive a monthly stipend in accordance with the state education code.
LODI – Back in the 1970s, Kingdon Drags was the place where Corvettes, Challengers, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and other muscle and fast cars of those days were in abundance.
Eighth-grade students at Ripona School shared a bittersweet moment on Thursday.
Fifty-one students from Nile Garden School were recognized at the annual commencement exercises on Wednesday.
Manteca's Austin Road Business Park that includes housing for 10,200 people has both the City of Ripon and the Ripon Unified School District concerned.
George Cross was the first to cross the finish line in the inaugural running of the half-marathon event at Rina's Run on May 10.
No one really leaves McParland School.
Not too long ago, Katie Donoho ran her first-ever half marathon.
The Austin Road Business Park is a planned 1,049-acre development located just outside of Ripon along Highway 99.
MURPHYS - Part of the history of wine country in the Sierra Foothills can be traced back to 1948.
The past few weeks of school have been a whirlwind for Taylor Vos.
Being fluent in two languages has its advantages.
OAKDALE – Nick and Alan Berg are part of the dedicated staff at Steves Chevrolet Buick. Their connections go beyond the job. Nick and Alan are also closed-knit brothers. "We get along so well that if we didn't work together we probably would see each other," Nick Berg said Wednesday at the Oakdale dealership located at 1285 East F St. Alan Berg is the fleet manager there. He has 23 years experience on that very ...
What if you could create your own holiday? What would it be?
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
Don't look for Ripon High to have mandatory drug testing just yet.