By DENNIS WYATT
The following is the speech given by Andrew Ramos at Calla High's graduation last week. Caroline Thibodeau, Manteca Unified's Director of Health Services and Homeless Foster Liaison, is trying to secure Ramos a job so he can support himself and continue going to college. She can be reached at 858-0782.
Shasta School's 8th-grade class of 2009 will go down in history as the first to hold graduation ceremonies in its brand-new multi-purpose gym.
There's no guarantee that the annual lobbying trip that San Joaquin County elected officials and non-profit representatives take to Washington, D.C,. is going yield anything of major substance by the time the lobbying trip ends.
The 11 categories of crime that the FBI rates the general overall safety of a community dropped 11.4 percent in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2008.
RIPON - The spirit of Alison Council was there - in Ripon High's Stouffer Field football stadium Monday night - there for a hastily orchestrated candlelight tribute in her honor.
Christopher Blane Miller, 43, was sentenced to eight years in state prison on sexual abuse to two children under 14. He was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, Manteca Police said.
The Manteca High School Sober Grad committee has announced the Class of 2009 will have their grad night celebration at the Strike Zone Family Center after the graduation ceremonies on Thursday night.
You think your personal PG&E bill is staggering consider what you pay as a Manteca taxpayer and ratepayer.
Want a workout without working up a sweat?
LATHROP – The final step in the long-running wrongful termination charges filed by former senior building official Matt Browne against the City of Lathrop appears to be approaching the finish line.
RIPON – Mike Restuccia didn't know that the financial markets would be on the verge of collapse when he first came up with the idea to give 8th grade students at Ripon Elementary $20 in a savings account as a way to teach them about saving money.
Lauren Mitchell, Robyn Raker and Jessica Golden could be considered this year's best and brightest students at East Union High.
The kids' squealing was sweet music to Steve Houx's years.
This year marks the 46th annual crowning of Miss Manteca.
Manteca is in the hunt for the next Amazon.
LATHROP – Gangs in Lathrop had better run and hide.
The largest storm to hit Manteca in nearly 18 months proved costly for three car owners.
MODESTO – It takes a certain personality to convince an entire theater full of people to shout out the most infamous four-letter word in unison.
Mayra Posada and Marco Jaimes believe in the power of persuasion.
Landscape maintenance districts are passé.
It was seen as a very productive session of the new Government Relations Committee of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce that brought together representatives of the city, county, state and congress Friday noon in a meeting room of Bethany Home.
A hidden reservoir helps keep dishes clean, yards green, and flush toilets in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.
Christmas is an already an afterthought to most people.
They braved Friday's pouring rain so the show will go on this weekend.
Caught in the Friday morning street flooding at Garden Gate Drive and Morgan Street, one Manteca woman called a friend to help her in his hip high boots to reach her pickup truck where waters had flooded much of her lawn and driveway.
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Barring a deluge of biblical proportions water experts are anticipating the San Joaquin River at Vernalis could essentially be dry by July.
The pressure on John Lopez has never felt greater.