What's in the future for the Fourth of July celebration? On Tuesday, Ripon City Council members will discuss just that as it relates to cost, funding sources, and issues that might need resolving in order to prepare for the 2014 fireworks event. Mayor Dean Uecker is scheduled to provide the report during the 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave. He and Elden 'Red' Nutt serve on the Fireworks Committee ...
Catching a Yellow Cab in Manteca could start costing a bit more. The Stockton-based firm has a rate increase before the Manteca City Council during Tuesday's 7 p.m. meeting at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. The double digit rate increase would take a one-mile taxi ride up from the current $4.25 to 5. That rate would mirror Tracy and Lodi rates and eliminate Manteca's status as the least expensive place to catch a ...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.
Ripon High School resource officer Trevor McGinnis is patrolling the campus on a scooter thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Planning Commission meets Wednesday, Sept. 4, to discuss and possibly approve resolutions for neighborhood design plans and the architectural design guidelines for The Community at South River Bend.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A family is speaking out about a botched kidney transplant in which a nurse threw out a man's viable kidney just before it was to be given to his sister, saying that at first they assumed the woman had died because her scheduled surgery ended so soon.
ARKON, Ohio (AP) - A legal fight between a hospital and an Amish family in Ohio over whether doctors can force their 10-year-old daughter to resume chemotherapy after her parents stopped treatment is again raising questions about what rights parents have in making medical decisions for their children.
Barbara Hildebrand received her master's degree in physical therapy at Stanford. Her foray into the close fringes of the medical field was not surprising given the fact her parents were both doctors.
Southwest of Manteca hugging a levee separating a wooded area on a bend in the San Joaquin River and fertile farmland you will find the thinking man's - and the thinking woman's - Shangri-La.
Lost in all the buzz surrounding the start of football season are those like Beau Fryer. The former Manteca High and Fresno State defensive back played bigger, faster and stronger than his 5-foot, 7-inch, 167-pound frame, forcing his way onto the field. He was Mighty Mouse in helmet and pads. Alas, it appears his small stature has finally caught up to him. After a brief stint with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football ...
GROVELAND (AP) - Nearly a third of the huge forest fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park was contained Friday and some small communities in the mountainous area were no longer under evacuation advisories, but smoke descending down into San Joaquin Valley cities was becoming a problem.
Great Valley Academy in Manteca is on a roll. On the very first year the public charter school opened, the Button Avenue campus earned an API score of 800. That was last year, when five of the nearly two-dozen schools in Manteca Unified posted an API score of 800 or better. The 2013 API score is even better for the academy. They gained 4 points from the previous year, giving them a 2013 score of ...
The annual Color the Skies benefitting Children's Hospital of Central California taking place today at Mistlin Sports Park on River Road in Ripon features a colorful array of kites rather than the usual hot air balloons.
Last year it was a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond that threatened to keep people home on Labor Day weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people - far more than previous estimates - including more than 400 children.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A street racer crested a hill at 79 miles per hour then struck and killed a woman and her three young sons as they crossed a Philadelphia boulevard at night, prosecution witnesses testified in court Tuesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A new, smaller version of NASA's space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing.
The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.
An 11-year-old sixth grader, Janita Ferrando, was successful in her own personal food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank last weekend at the Li'l Buffs final season game at the Manteca High School stadium.
Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.
A Stockton missing person whose remains were located buried in a Manteca yard May 28 died of homicidal asphyxiation, almost 23 years ago, according to a Stockton Police coroner's report Tuesday evening.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two 37-year-old men have been charged with attempted possession of heroin with intent to distribute after federal authorities seized more than three pounds of the drug in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
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Charles Andrew Palmer was a teen-ager in high school when his father paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Marine Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II was killed in action in Kahlidiyah, Iraq, on May 5, 2007.
LATHROP – When the City of Ripon first opened the Curt Pernice Skate Park almost a decade ago it became a haven for Northern California skateboarders.
A record one-day crowd of 25,000 people made their way through the Dell'Osso Farms pumpkin maze on Saturday cementing the Lathrop attraction as California's No. 1 agri-tourism destination for yet another year.
The Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca has profited from its competition with other non-profits vying for one of 100 new Toyota vehicles in a recent nation-wide contest based on call-in votes by members of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus County communities.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has awarded more than $150 million in damages to a 13-year-old girl who watched her family perish in a fiery crash on a Southern California freeway.
BASSETT (AP) - The upper half of a woman's body was found Monday at a Los Angeles County sewage plant and investigators believe her lower half turned up two days earlier at another plant some 30 miles away, authorities said.