LATHROP – Is there a Lathrop in South San Joaquin Irrigation District's future jurisdiction?
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.
Tragedy on the Highway 120 Bypass struck once again as yet another semi-truck and trailer collided with cars stopped in the eastbound lanes, just west of the South Main Street overcrossing.
The Mad Scientist is at it again.
Calla High School's staff and students are adopting American troops this Christmas. To that end, they are teaming up with the Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program founded by Chuck and Teri Palmer after their son who was in the Marine Corps was killed in action in Iraq on May 5, 2007.
LATHROP – If all goes according to plan, the City of Lathrop will save upwards of $1 million over the course of the next 25 years.
The power hungry Silicon Valley could be helping Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon electrical users eventually obtain lower rates.
If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.
Like most Americans, Michael Eggman reached his breaking point with politics over the course of the last two weeks.
The Health Services Department of Manteca Unified will offer flu shots free of charge on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
By early 2014 you will be able to visualize how much water is needed for 233,000 five-minute showers using low-flow heads.
The power hungry Silicon Valley could be helping Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon electrical users lower rates. The Santa Clara based Silicon Valley Power Company has inked a 10-year deal to buy hydro power from the Tri-Dam Project that is owned 50-50 by the San Joaquin Irrigation District and Oakdale Irrigation District. That contract is for a higher amount per kilowatt hour than the current deal with an energy firm that expires on ...
Five days after a 33-year-old Manteca man walked into the path of a train Union Pacific Railroad Police teamed up with their Manteca counterparts to stage a safety sting operation.
Bob Marley sang about how the sun is shining and the weather is sweet.
The longest-running fund-raiser at St. Anthony of Padua School, perhaps at any school in Manteca, is going back to its roots.
Kaiser Permanente's Manteca Medical Center and Modesto Medical Center both received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report released Wednesday.