It may be one of among the most affordable midsize cars around. But what makes the 2013 Kia Optima stand out from the competition is performance coupled with good fuel economy and many of the top safety features. Test drivers found this sporty midsize as being nimble in handling and a comfortable ride. The Optima featured in the showroom at Kia Country in Manteca packs a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder gas direct injection engine with six-speed automatic ...
LATHROP – Breonna Henry doesn't really play football. She's a sprinter on the track team. The same goes for Desiree Mendola, who is known for softball rather than football. The two Lathrop High juniors played key roles in helping their team beat the Senior squad in Thursday's fourth annual Powder Puff football game at Bennie Gatto Field, 32-18. The Juniors were coached by Christina Jones and Nicole Burrows. "I was surprised at how quickly our ...
After about $1 million in donations, the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation has all but completed Phase I of the renovation at Stouffer Field.
Evelyn Moore remembered her sporty two-seat car. That was back in her days in Ponca City, Okla. She and her husband, Paul, purchased the red 1952 MGT some 60 years ago on a 90-day bank loan. "Back then, you paid whatever you can," Moore recalled in her Letters to Grandchildren piece shared at the class held Thursday in the Manteca Historical Museum. About a dozen seniors took part in this first of eight sessions, including ...
STOCKTON – Seth Davis was thrilled to get that first victory as the Weston Ranch head coach.
The Blossom Express transit service in Ripon currently operates on a regular Tuesday and Thursday schedule.
Kailey Maschott and Payton Willox looked forward to Wednesday's annual St. Jude Carnival at Stella Brockman School.
It will soon cost residents a little bit more to get their missing cat or dog out of the pound.
When construction finally begins on the voter-approved Measure G projects, Ripon Unified will go about on a lease-leaseback plan.
A public hearing is scheduled at today's Ripon City Council meeting to possibly discuss the unmet transit needs within the City of Ripon.
Ripon Unified is still trying to fill positions. At Tuesday's school board meeting, Michelle Ryan, who is the district's human resource manager, mentioned just that during the announcement of the new hires. "They're all replacement positions," she said. "We will have much more in October." Scrambling to fill positions, Ryan noted, may be a problem. "But it's been a good problem to have (for RUSD)," she said. Among the new hires are: • Ripona Elementary ...
By VINCE REMBULAT The Bulletin The process to modernize the gas infrastructure along East Louise Avenue is scheduled to begin this week, according to officials from the Pacific, Gas & Electric. But don't expect road work excavation just yet. "There are three locations (along Louise Avenue and Airport Way) where we will trench and bore," said Jason Nall in customer outreach. "We've sent letters to all the homes in the area to inform them on ...
California schools have been ahead of many of the new regulations involving vending machines carrying sodas and junk food.
What's not to love about Victory Park? This jewel in the City of Stockton has history, entertainment, sports facilities, a rose garden, two ponds and, at one time, a totem pole. That 46-foot totem was carved out of red cedar in Alaska by Charlie Joe Tagcook back in the 1930s. From 1932 to 1999, "Tagcook" stood at the corner on North Pershing Avenue and Argonne Drive before being condemned due to dry rot. But real ...
Don Higgins remembered the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001 as if it were yesterday. He's the longtime chaplain of the Tracy Police Department. He was the featured speaker at Thursday night's Solemn Remembrance program hosted by the Manteca Patriots at Chez Shari. "We were all over Ground Zero," said Higgins, who was with the Critical Incident Stress Management program about a month after the attacks on New York's World Trade Center. "It was surreal," ...
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.