Wanda Gayle Johnson, 63, of Manteca, passed away April 20, 2014, in Hughson, after a long illness. She was born to Orbie and Phyllis Taylor on March 1, 1951. Wanda was born and raised in Alameda, CA. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her brother Stephen Taylor.
The annual Every 15 Minutes depiction of a tragic crash that could realistically involve seniors celebrating their graduation next month had an unusually somber tone as it came less than a week after a Manteca High freshman had been killed by a distracted driver.
The 19-year-old driver facing a possible prison sentence for striking four high school students along East Highway 120 last Saturday – killing 14-year-old Zachariah Gomez and sending three other teens to the hospital – may have been drinking earlier that night.
When Sierra High School's band director Richard Hammarstrom, Jr. accepted his plaque as Manteca Unified's 2013-2014 Outstanding Secondary Educator, he shared the recognition with one very important person in his life.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday.