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.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - Meteorologists say you can expect to sweat this weekend, with occasional thunderstorms and a break in the humidity just in time for Labor Day.
The colorful balloons. The crowds. The money raised. There are a lot of things that Jessica Coleman appreciates about Color the Skies – the event at Mistlin Park that she started with her husband as a fundraising and awareness tool for Children's Hospital Central California – and the support that it has received from the community over the years. But it's the kids and their families and the realization that the people in her community ...
GROVELAND (AP) - The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with vacations to destinations such as Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.
More than 4,000 firefighters are battling the Rim Fire that has now burned almost 200,000 acres and is threatening thousands of mountain homes.
Manteca Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint tonight, at an undisclosed location within the City of Manteca, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The bell rang. And East Union High School's quad erupted in activity. People darted left and they darted right and they fought their way through a crush of people to make it to their next class on time. The only catch was these weren't students – they were parents hustling between classrooms and staring at schedules and trying to figure out where to go next. But for parents like Alonzo Drew, who spent the night ...
Steve Weaver stands for everything pork. As guest speaker at Wednesday's Ripon Rotary Club, the Elk Grove pig farmer provided some information on the nutritional benefit from "the other white meat." Raised in Tracy, Weaver, who was initially in the banking business, attended Modesto Junior College via Fresno State. "Pork is safer, leaner and even better for you than ever before in our history," he said, using information certified by the American Heart Association. Take ...
The Manteca Patriots will dedicate their Thursday, Sept. 12, meeting to a solemn remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and as a grateful tribute to our courageous first responders both then and around us today.
Paul and Kirsten Koniezzka appeared visibly relieved after their talk with Sierra High School English teacher Daniel Dolieslager.
Manteca Unified school board officers will continue to serve on a yearly basis. They kicked around the idea of going every two years. But those plans fell by the wayside due to lack of support at last Tuesday's meeting. "I don't like the two years as an officer," Trustee Nancy Teicheira said. "I think you should be rewarded that second year." Her colleagues agreed. "Committing to two years in anything can be a disaster," said ...
The loss of a dozen older tall trees to make room for the widening of Louise Avenue east of Cottage Avenue isn't sitting too well with some neighborhood residents.
Brittany O'Brien had to climb five medical mountains in the form of major surgeries to reach her senior year at Ripon Christian High School.
For the last 16 years Phil Perry has been scaring people on Halloween.
His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.
By DENNIS WYATT
Manteca won't be planting vines along sound walls on the Louise Avenue corridor as part of a $1 million federally funded transit enhancement project.
Lathrop High School Friday Night Live Club in conjunction with the Theatre Arts Department is conducting the 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos Carnival and Casa De Los Muertos Haunted House.
Sierra High's Intro/Intermediate Theatre Class is presenting "Westward Whoa".
ANAHEIM, (AP) - Not happy with your job? Just wait.
ROSEVILLE (AP) - A federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded Friday during a violent confrontation with a suspect in a Sacramento suburb.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Three children and two adults have suffered minor injuries after a school bus crashed into a home at a Texas military base.
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.