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.
Rodney Sevedge has spent the last four years paying his respects to those who served their country the best way he knows how.
Michael C Ford, a Grammy Award nominee and a former Manteca Unified School District poet-in-residence, is appearing at the University of the Pacific in Stockton Saturday with Ray Manzarek of The Doors, renamed Riders on the Storm in 2001.
Lucas Bassett shared his trade secrets for making store windows spotless with the students at the Manteca CAPS school on North Main Street – giving them an insight to caring for their facility.
Low-income residents of San Joaquin County will be able to obtain free government-surplus food on Thursday, Nov. 19, at locations throughout San Joaquin County.
Sarah Titsworth and Steven J. Hinman, both of Heisington, Kansas, are announcing their plans to wed on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at First United Methodist Church.
Manteca Mayor ProTem Steve DeBrum said "every day should be a Veterans Day" because of what the men and women in uniform have committed themselves to do to protect the freedom that we enjoy today.
Caltrans believes the widening of Highway 99 from Arch Road in Stockton to the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca will not significantly impact the environment.
The Northgate Brethren Church has lost some $8,000 in band instruments to thieves and a Poplar Avenue residence had its back door kicked in with guitars and construction tools taken.
Alexandra Christian was proud to serve her country. During World War II, the Merrill Gardens resident – she goes by Alex – was in the US Navy, working in personnel before handling benefits and claims. "I never regretted going to the service," she said at Wednesday's Veterans Day 'In Honor of Our Veterans and Emergency Response Teams' luncheon at the Manteca retirement, assisted living and Alzheimer's care facility. Christian added, "The part I didn't like ...
LATHROP – For the first time, Lathrop was not a part of the Veterans Day ceremonies in Manteca. That's because Lathrop, which dedicated its state-of-the-art and long-awaited Veterans Memorial at Valverde Park in November last year, for the first time had its own ceremonies in honor of those who served their country.
For as long as she can remember, music has always been a part of Melanee Scarborough's life.
The best shot at saving the most prime farmland from development over the next 27 years in San Joaquin County is the creation of high density clusters of jobs, services and housing.
LATHROP – If you're a Lathrop resident you know what the city logo looks like.
It's going to be a "red carpet" treatment for elementary school scholars thanking them for their successes in school from the third through the eighth grade.
LATHROP – Last year the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce was on the verge of closing its doors.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities Sunday were investigating what touched off a wild "running gun battle" inside and outside a Fresno motorcycle club's annual dance, leaving one man dead and at least a dozen other wounded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge's order and shut down a natural gas pipeline after safety issues were raised.
FRENCH CAMP - Its time again to gather along the banks of the San Joaquin River at Paulsen Ranch in French Camp for the annual Hot Rod Party.
CrossFit Excel will host "Barbell for Boobs: Helen Meets Grace" on Friday, Oct. 11, at the gym's facility at 1433 Moffat Boulevard in Manteca.
A live Egyptian band and Egyptian cuisine will highlight the annual festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Ripon from Friday through Sunday at 315 S. Orange St. in Ripon.
East Union High's Cass of 1983 is looking for classmates that haven't been contacted as well all staff who were involved with the class to attend the 30 year class reunion to be held Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Chez Shari.
BOSTON (AP) - The honesty of a homeless man who handed a lost, cash-filled backpack over to police has inspired more than $150,000 in donations to a fund set up in his honor, the fund's organizer said Friday.
MIAMI (AP) - Immigrants and their allies will march this weekend on Taylorville, Ill., in time for the annual chili fest. They'll take a break from harvesting spuds to demonstrate in Boise, Idaho, and they'll hold candles until dawn along the banks of Lake Hollingsworth near Orlando, Fla.
Coreen Kirk is a recent rider of the Blossom Express.
After 24 years of planning and investing more than $250 million to create super levees, building a state-of-the-art school, securing water and sewer, establishing a government-owned low-cost electricity service, constructing the first river crossing in more than 50 years River Islands at Lathrop will finally see the first of 10,800 homes built.
NEW YORK (AP) - Five years after U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, triggering a global financial crisis and shattering confidence worldwide, families in major countries around the world are still hunkered down, too spooked and distrustful to take chances with their money.