United Way's Manteca/Lathrop Community Council will be hosting their second annual wine & chocolate event on Wednesday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
Joseph "Pep" Valverde had three World War II mementoes that he treasured: an 8x10 black and white portrait of him as a young US Navy man, a log book yellowed with age that contained the hours he spent flying in the war airships or blimps, and a tear sheet from a newspaper with a black-and-white picture of an airship that crashed in a rugged terrain near the California coast.
Four Gen7 green modular classrooms-the Bay Area's first-arrived at Albany High School last week, offering a range of eco-friendly features, an inspiring learning environment and, even better, a budget-friendly price tag. Part of the new Albany High School Aquatic Center project, the Gen7s will give students an additional wing of high-performance learning space that cost less than a traditional building and can deliver as much as 60% in energy savings.
• ACE Great America trip this Saturday: Altamont Commuter Express is offering a ride and play package from Manteca to Santa Clara that includes lunch and admission to Great America amusement park on Saturday, June 11.