RIPON - It was all about "The Wall" disciplinary action at Weston Elementary School that drew the ire of one mom who spoke her mind to the Ripon Unified School Board Monday night after putting up a three-page website online defending her stand.
The $11.1 billion water bond being pushed by the state legislature is expected to "trash the Delta," according to Manteca farmer and recognized California water expert Alex Hildebrand.
LATHROP – The $480,000 settlement, which includes back pay and benefits, awarded to Matt Browne at the conclusion of his two-and-a-half years' wrongful-termination battle with the City of Lathrop will not be subject to a 10 percent cut.
A man with a gun and a foot chase over nine fences by a Manteca Police officer resulted in the arrest of Mario Garcia Castaneda, 28, of the 1100 block of Windsor Place.
The Delta Blood Bank mobile unit was parked Tuesday at the Manteca Senior Center. It was for the blood drive held specifically for City of Manteca employees, with every unit donated helping to sustain supplies at the local hospitals, according to Delta coordinator Cheryl Kirwan. "We try to have one here every 56 days," she said. Employees were screened prior to entering the mobile unit to give blood. Many, in fact, were no stranger to ...
Turkeys R Us is just 300 turkeys away from their goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey on their Thanksgiving table.
LATHROP – Lathrop taxpayers are breathing a collective sigh of relief that the expensive and long-drawn Matt Browne debacle is over. However, they remain highly critical at the way the city's elected officials have handled – or, according to some, mishandled – the entire process saying it did not have to have dragged on this long and cost the city a ton of money.
Joshua Cowell School has selected the All Stars for October. Students are selected based on citizenship and academic effort. The students honored were: 1st Grade, Mrs. Kelley; Aaron Martinez, Aiden Garibay, Angel Ojeda, Jesse Batres, Kyle Neuman, Robert Overy, Janessa Rodriguez, Adrianna Velez. Susan Florez; Phoenix Anaden, Preston Church, Ahliyah Cota, Alissa Diaz, Angelina Galletta, Oscar Garcia, Lysha Nuncio, Marcelle Jilian Panelo. 2nd Grade, Mrs. Frost; Hailey Briseno, Frederick Cruz, Brandon Emens, Genna Florez, Jonathan ...
Join hundreds of families in lighting-up the 2009 Tree of Lights. The traditional holiday tree at San Joaquin County Delta College, located at the corner of Pacific and Yokuts Avenues, will come alive with color during the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Tree of Lights offers everyone an opportunity to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us, or to honor a loved one who holds a special place in ...
LATHROP – The Matt Browne wrongful-termination saga is over. The Lathrop chief building official's two-and-a-half-year's dogged fight against City Hall is over. He is back on the job today inside the building where, at one point while he was waging his war to "clear my name," he was ordered by city officials not to set foot in any part of City Hall or risk being arrested for trespassing. In plain numbers, it's a $480,000 victory ...
Layoffs could loom on the horizon for the Ripon Unified School District. "It's very painful, very depressing - the thought of cutting any more – very painful and makes me sick to my stomach," Ripon schools superintendent Louise Nan told board members Monday night. The state budget continues to be grim referencing a monthly school superintendents' meeting Nov. 2 that warned of a potential shortfall of $15 billion. "There is a possibility that the governor ...
Julian Holifield is at ground zero of the squabble over the downtowns bulbs. "They (the bulbs) haven't hurt our business," Holifield said Monday shortly after 11 a.m. after ringing up his fifth sale of the day at Manteca Bedquarters located at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street on the ground floor of the IOOF building that's been there since 1913. Holifield believes the huffing and puffing over whether to keep the landscaping bulbs in place or ...
When it comes to recycling, the City of Manteca wants kids to know they can. To that end Manteca Solid Waste Division conducted a Cans4Cash that 16 elementary campuses within the Manteca Unified School District elected to participate in. The object was to have each school collect as many aluminum cans as they could. They'd receive the redemption money from the cans collected plus the highest school in terms of poundage would receive a bench ...
Manteca's near record unemployment rate of 13.5 percent coupled with employers that have had to cut back hours for those still working has painted a different picture of need this holiday season.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
Doctors Hospital's near $1 million restoration of its emergency room opened to the public Monday morning with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon with a crowd of nearly 100 hospital and municipal staffers on hand.
Nursing has been a passion for Linda Hutchings for the past 50 years – a career that was celebrated by Doctors Hospital administrators and staffers in their conference room recently.
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.
Annie Carver wore a flaming bright orange shirt with matching black jacket and hat. But even more eye-catching was the big smile she wore throughout the evening as she kept her hands busy at the portable grille barbecuing hot dogs and ladling up bowls of piping hot chili.
It was something being near miraculous that brought a 2-year-old toddler back to life Sunday afternoon when a trio of first responders were out walking their dogs shortly before 5 p.m.
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Manteca police officers of the last 50 years reflect a common passion to serve and protect the community they were sworn to patrol.
The official lighting of the 110-foot high Christmas tree in Ripon will take place tonight at 7 at the corner of First Street and Locust Avenue.