California voters in November 2010 may be asked to vote for a ballot measure that significantly curtails the state's ability to borrow or simply take money from cities and counties in order to cover state budget deficits.
RIPON - The number of Ripon Unified students losing their bus passes – 24 in just two weeks – has raised concerns among the school district administration. Passes had been initiated in mid-October because of the troubled economy's affect on the schools' budget.
Sometimes there's a place for glitz, glamour, and glitter.
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District on Tuesday will recognize students who achieved perfect 600 scores in the California Standards Test.
A "Center of Excellence" status has been awarded to Doctors Hospital of Manteca for its level of breast care given to its patients.
RIPON - The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 64th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 4th & Orange Streets in Ripon.
The second teen-age suspect in Thursday's theft of a tip box at the Kiwki-Kleen Car Wash and convenience store in the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue was located at his high school Friday morning.
RIPON - The 10 to 12-year-old network that connects all of Ripon Unified School District's computer operations was described as being obsolete this week by Jerry Springer, director of Internet Technology for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
The Antone E. and Maire F. Raymus Foundation has applications available for local organizations seeking financial grants.
RIPON - Ripon Unified students scored better than the county and the state in many categories that measured seventh, ninth, and eleventh graders in the California Healthy Kids Survey used to monitor student substance use, violence, school safety, student nutrition and exercise.
Jason Messer, superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District, could remember years ago when just one student achieved a perfect 600 score in the California Standards Test.
Two service clubs donated $1,100 to push Turkeys R Us closer to the goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have turkeys this Thanksgiving.
When Ida Queirolo said, "We are a happy group; we are family," she is not talking about her familial clan.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
WESTON RANCH - It's hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.
Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.
The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) that has been a fixture at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.
Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.
LATHROP – You might want to think twice before grabbing that garden hose.
Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center
When Sierra High first opened some 20 years ago, then Principal Rick Arucan had the moment captured with a photograph consisting of an estimated 700 students and staff members.
Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.
Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.