Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment. Not too long ago, he was standing in front of the Bass Pro Shop in the early evening hours. At that moment, Schuh took a glance at the neon lights from the Kerasotes Show Place 16 reflecting on the water works at Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, with the night skies appearing as a curtain draping over the horizon. His instincts took over as Schuh aimed his ...
A few days ago I took my son to the Lovelace Transfer Station. It was part of our grand move, with the job at hand to toss away over 10 years of memories at the San Joaquin County solid waste facility. Of course, I'd prefer to call it junk that's accumulated over the years. Josh, who is nearly 14, started reminiscing about the old toys that we had stored in the garage. Included were some ...
I'm not looking forward to moving. I've been living in same duplex for over 10 years. This was where my son and I called home, and where we accumulated plenty of memories. I once broke a bedroom window of this place with a plastic golf ball, using a driver off the backyard lawn. But when I asked Josh, who was about 4 at the time and witnessed the mishap, to take the blame, he was ...
The administration at Manteca High was made complete with the appointment of Troy Fast as vice principal.
Weston Ranch has been considered ground zero for foreclosures during the recent housing downturn.
FRENCH CAMP - Annie Cunial noticed more families in attendance at Wednesday's Back-to-School Night at French Camp School.
Sandi Larsen is a Manteca Unified bus driver. Her route consists of Nile Garden School and Sierra High. Involved here are two siblings, where the older boy attends high school and the girl goes to the elementary site. "I'm taking the brother (on the bus) but I'm not able to take the sister," Larsen said at Tuesday's school board meeting. The reason for that is the "no bus zone" plan approved last June by the ...
Mary Nichols is founder of Healings in Motion, Inc., a patient-driven agency that serves a significant population locally of those who had strokes, brain injuries and brain attacks.
Cara Campbell spent a portion of her vacation making an effort to reconnect with old friends. A native Californian, she currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with her three grown children, working as sales representative in cosmetics with her vast territory consisting of a good portion of Texas and Oklahoma. But thanks to Facebook, Cara was able to touch base with a handful of her college friends from Fresno State including yours truly about ...
A new Manteca High vice principal could be announced at the Manteca Unified school board meeting on Tuesday.
Victoria Brunn and Kimberly Wright are serving as the Energy Education specialists for Manteca Unified.
Joanna de Graaf is concerned about the safety of youngsters walking to and from New Haven School.
Jason Messer was pleased with the California Standards Test results released a few days ago. CST consisted of five performance areas – advanced, proficient, basic, below basic and far below basic – in English-language arts and math. The state's goal is for all students at all grade levels to score at the proficient or advanced levels in the various subject areas. Manteca Unified is within that goal. "Our CSTs reflect a continuation of improvement at ...
The back-to-school events at Manteca Unified's elementary school sites will begin this week.
Cub Scouts Pack 423 of Manteca has several plans in the works for the upcoming year. Included is a trip aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, the aircraft carrier museum docked at the historic Alameda Point. The U.S.S. Hornet is a part of history, involving World War II and Apollo 11. The latter was the first moon-landing mission for NASA, consisting of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. "We went there last year but not ...
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.
The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
November is National Runaway Prevention Month.
Since September, the Youth Police Advisory Committee along with Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde reviewed various municipal codes.