As part of the $23.5 million budget-reduction plan, the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees could give the OK towards laying off several classified employees at tonight's 7 o'clock meeting in the new administration building, 2901 E. Louise Ave.
RIPON – It looks like attrition might be one way that Ripon Unified brass might be able to dodge the cleaver that could spell the end for some teachers and staffers due to budget shortfalls.
Michael Reichgut definitely knows how to hold his own out on the dance floor. And he's now hoping to take his love for dancing – something he never thought he'd carry beyond the standard tango and fox trot moves that served as a good time while he was learning them – to the next level. This last year Reichgut won in the United Country Western Dance Council in the Gold Couples division as a newcomer ...
Manteca's biggest employer has given notice they may be laying off 320 plus workers. That employer is the Manteca Unified School District. The district last week issued more than 320 "pink slips" to certified teachers. Actually, they are notices that must be sent by March 15 if there is a chance that they may not have jobs when the next school year rolls around when instruction starts in August. How many jobs actually will be ...
Manteca's population has grown by 37 percent in a 10-year period from 1999 to 2008 going from 48,027 to 66,451 residents.
RIPON - Things didn't seem like they were going to end on a positive note at the Ripon Memorial Library when the funding that helps keeps the doors open was on the chopping block last month.
It's "brown bag" week at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. Everyone is welcome to fill paper bags with their prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines for a safety inspection at the hospital today through Friday. They will be checked by the pharmacy staff to ensure that no two medicines are going to cause a toxic reaction as part of a nationwide effort to promote patient safety awareness. Dr. Katy Marconi, director of the hospital pharmacy, said that clinical ...
It took me 26 years to figure out what I wanted to additionally add to my body permanently. Well, it was more like 8 years since I couldn't have done it until I was 18, but the thought of getting a tattoo was always something that seemed like it could have been a possibility at some point – but just not anytime soon. While all of my friends were rushing off to get tribal bands ...
The 17th annual Gourmet Sampler event took place Sunday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.
The rain so far this month is far from being a drought breaker but it will help South San Joaquin Irrigation District stretch available water supplies by delaying the need to start irrigation runs until early April.
RIPON - A proposal that could place a communications tower on an elementary school campus is being met with opposition by some neighbors that are concerned about the safety of their children.
Manteca Rotary Club is celebrating 50 years of service. The service club over the years has left its mark on Manteca with civic improvements, scholarships, and support of non-profits to helping eradicate polio and seven other diseases worldwide. The club is marking its golden anniversary on Thursday, March 12, with a dinner at The Emory. The keynote speaker is Past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman. His topic is, "We've had a lot of lunches over ...
LATHROP – Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food to untold numbers of hungry individuals and families every year, is asking for $10,000 from Lathrop's Community Development Block Grant program.
Commerce Drive was a $1 million controversy when it was first funded using the Manteca Redevelopment Agency to cover 100 percent of the cost of building it a decade ago.
If Emmanuel Torres ended up on the street tomorrow, he wouldn't fare so well. For starters, the 15-year-old vice president of the Manteca Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club - a leadership academy for teenagers -- struggled with piecing together a makeshift shelter that only needed tape and staples to finish. Even with a handful of helpers, Torres couldn't manage get the thick cardboard walls to stick to the wooden frame that had shielded him ...
Ripon High School senior Paige Burrell is moving on to the next chapter in her volleyball career and has accepted a scholarship to play for a NCAA Division II school - Nyack College in Nyack, NY.
A two-year-old child is recovering at Children's Hospital in Oakland after being run over by her parents' pick-up truck. The vehicle was parked in the family's driveway at Alfonso Lane in Manteca shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday. The status of the child is unknown as of press time; however, a Manteca Police spokesman said the child was "alert and crying" when officers arrived at the scene. According to preliminary investigations, only one of the ...
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PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
MODESTO (AP) - Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California law that requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps its identifying information on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist, leading to rust and corrosion concerns.
EUREKA (AP) - Two earthquakes rattled the far Northern California coast Saturday morning, but authorities say there are no reports of damage or injuries.
FREMONT (AP) - In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded, stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each.