RIPON - Julie Silva and Heidi Clark - the Wednesday, May 2, Ripon Garden Club's 10 a.m. meeting speakers - have deep roots in knowledge of plants and related subjects. The meeting takes place at the American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) Superintendent Mick Founts has announced the selection of Kirk Brown to serve as Director of Science and Special Projects. His appointment becomes effective July 1.
Two political challengers in the Northern San Joaquin Valley continued to rack up impressive fundraising totals in the first quarter of the year, showing that the region is likely to feature some of the state's most competitive congressional races in November.
Uncle Sam is being asked to kick in half of the $12 million needed for an environmental study essential to ultimately reducing travel time by Altamont Commute Express passenger rail between Lathrop/Manteca and San Jose by 50 percent.