Spreckels Park Little League officials were surprised at the recent review and evaluation from the Manteca Unified School District on their current recreation agreement for the Brock Elliott School athletic field.
Cristina Torres has noticed positive changes in her son, Alejandro. Since his involvement in the Manteca Police Department's Target "E" Junior Academy – the "E" stands for Enforcement, Education and Environment – the younger Torres has been "more respectful and more organized," according to the mother. "He has to remind me that the ironed crease in his clothes has to be just right," she said on Thursday. Torres was among the 18 cadets serving as ...
Wanted: Clothes for teenagers and youths – must be in good condition. Ray of Hope has the tough task of furnishing back-to-school clothes for hundreds of local youngsters. Donations of these items and more are in great demand at the Children's Shop, according to Laura Vieira, executive director of the non-profit organization. "We're faced with a tough challenge," she said on Wednesday. In the past, this back-to-school program received a big boost for those with ...
Anne Robinson could be deemed nothing short of a medical miracle. Once a competitive softball and racquetball player, she was lucky to be alive after surviving a physical beating back in 1988. Robinson's doctors said she no longer would be able to compete in softball – they were right – and predicted she would be in wheelchair in 10 years. She proved the latter wrong. Robinson was in physical therapy for three years and relied ...
I have to admit that I wasn't emotionally moved when I first saw "Field of Dreams" some 20 years ago.
Josh Galvez is often kept busy during the summer months. Thus far, the 9-year-old has spent time at his grandmother's house in San Jose and visited Great America theme park in Santa Clara. "My mom likes to sign me up for stuff to do during the summer," the incoming fourth-grade student at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Stockton said on Monday. Galvez and Emily Crutchfield, 8, of Manteca – she's the granddaughter of Give Every ...
Ray of Hope lost a key supporter of its Students Success Program in Mervyn's. The major retailer along with Crossroad Grace Community Church would work together to provide back-to-school clothing for children in severe need. During these tough economic times, the non-profit organization is faced with more referrals than ever for the program. Mervyn's, however, is no longer in business, leaving Ray of Hope facing a big dilemma. "We used to match funds (with Mervyn's) ...
For over 10 years, Miguel Ramirez has relied on his 1983 Toyota sedan to get to and from work. The Manteca resident is a journeyman pressman, having been employed during the years by the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and the Lodi News-Sentinel. However, Ramirez's work situation is currently on idle, but he's on-call if and when duty calls. "My type of work means having to go out of town," he said ...
Parts of Manteca, Banta and southeast Tracy are scheduled for spraying by the San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District due to the recent increase of the adult mosquito population and the detection of West Nile virus.
Young authors can explore writing, publishing and multimedia technology at the 2009 Writing and Technology Workshop.
It's Tuesday morning and I'm online trying to find the best PC feed to view the Michael Jackson memorial services.
The world's greatest bar band is coming to San Joaquin County. George Thorogood & the Destroyers, known for such hits as "Bad to the Bone," "Move it Over," and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," will be performing at the Lodi Grape Bowl on July 24. Tickets are $29 and available by logging on to www.loditickets.com. The show is being promoted by the City of Lodi Parks & Recreation Department, the Jam Factory, and Real ...
The Knights of Columbus and the Manteca Children's Foundation will be sponsoring the upcoming Antone Raymus Golf Tournament.
Lisa Stallings has concerns about the Manteca housing market. The local realtor for RE/Max continues to see people lose their jobs and subsequently their homes. "It's really difficult to place them in a rental because their credit is already destroyed (after losing their home)," said Stallings, who attended the City of Manteca's second and final stakeholder workshop for the Housing Element Update held Wednesday afternoon in the Senior Center. Rik Keller, a planning consultant for ...
The first day of the Target "E" Junior Police Academy may have been an eye-opener for some 18 local junior high school students.
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.