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Deaths in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

CHICAGO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | Ryan Balbeuna | Nation

SJ going nuts over walnuts

Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.

August 30, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | LIVING IN 209


Education is a growing ministry at Cornerstone Community Church in Manteca. In August, when the 2013-2014 school year begins, Cornerstone Christian School which began in 2007 will add a second grade to its curriculum.

July 22, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS

Lathrop Relay for Life takes place Aug. 10-11

LATHROP – For the third year in a row, Manuel Valverde Park will play host to the annual Lathrop Relay for Life benefit for the American Cancer Society in August.

July 15, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS

Moore: Five terms on MUSD board & still going

Evelyn Moore may have found the secret to the fountain of youth. Stay as active as you can.

July 01, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS

Board may award test well work for Nile Garden


June 24, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS

MUSD provides free meals to 2,000 plus kids

Under one of the shady trees in the park next to the Manteca Boys and Girls Club at noon on Friday, Alex Dela Cruz and Geneva Coleman, both 8 years olds who attend George McParland Elementary School, munched on fresh baby carrots, chips, grape and hummus then washed them down with fortified chocolate milk.

June 10, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS



May 31, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | HOME SCENE

Valedictorian’s goal : Better prostheses for veterans


May 27, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS

Ellen Paradiso’s 4-season garden is a quiet and peaceful hide-away

Ellen Paradiso's blueberries were bought during a clearance sale at Park Greenhouse nursery in Ripon.

May 16, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | HOME SCENE

Drought helps net SSJID $4M so far in water sales

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has what much of California wants - water.

May 04, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | Ripon News

City, Manteca Garden Club plant 6 more trees by library

The number of trees in public places in Manteca grew by a half-dozen on Friday. At last count, there were approximately 17,000 of these city-maintained trees, said Park Operations Manager and city arborist Kevin Fant during the annual Arbor Day tree planting which took place at the Manteca Public Library Friday morning.

April 29, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS

Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop schools set grad dates


April 22, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | Education

Watusi: Rolling “O” Ranch’s latest exotic attraction

LATHROP – Award-winning Texas Longhorn "Big Red" has to share the limelight these days at the Rolling "O" Ranch on South Union Road.

October 11, 2010 | Ryan Balbeuna | NEWS


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Pope gets served House Specialty

With his gentle grace, disarming humility, and penchant for saying "God bless America" like he means it, Pope Francis appeared to sweep Washington off its ...

October 08, 2015 | Ryan Balbeuna | Other Views


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