RIPON - It was all about "The Wall" disciplinary action at Weston Elementary School that drew the ire of one mom who spoke her mind to the Ripon Unified School Board Monday night after putting up a three-page website online defending her stand.
The $11.1 billion water bond being pushed by the state legislature is expected to "trash the Delta," according to Manteca farmer and recognized California water expert Alex Hildebrand.
LATHROP – The $480,000 settlement, which includes back pay and benefits, awarded to Matt Browne at the conclusion of his two-and-a-half years' wrongful-termination battle with the City of Lathrop will not be subject to a 10 percent cut.
A man with a gun and a foot chase over nine fences by a Manteca Police officer resulted in the arrest of Mario Garcia Castaneda, 28, of the 1100 block of Windsor Place.
The Delta Blood Bank mobile unit was parked Tuesday at the Manteca Senior Center. It was for the blood drive held specifically for City of Manteca employees, with every unit donated helping to sustain supplies at the local hospitals, according to Delta coordinator Cheryl Kirwan. "We try to have one here every 56 days," she said. Employees were screened prior to entering the mobile unit to give blood. Many, in fact, were no stranger to ...
Turkeys R Us is just 300 turkeys away from their goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey on their Thanksgiving table.
LATHROP – Lathrop taxpayers are breathing a collective sigh of relief that the expensive and long-drawn Matt Browne debacle is over. However, they remain highly critical at the way the city's elected officials have handled – or, according to some, mishandled – the entire process saying it did not have to have dragged on this long and cost the city a ton of money.
Joshua Cowell School has selected the All Stars for October. Students are selected based on citizenship and academic effort. The students honored were: 1st Grade, Mrs. Kelley; Aaron Martinez, Aiden Garibay, Angel Ojeda, Jesse Batres, Kyle Neuman, Robert Overy, Janessa Rodriguez, Adrianna Velez. Susan Florez; Phoenix Anaden, Preston Church, Ahliyah Cota, Alissa Diaz, Angelina Galletta, Oscar Garcia, Lysha Nuncio, Marcelle Jilian Panelo. 2nd Grade, Mrs. Frost; Hailey Briseno, Frederick Cruz, Brandon Emens, Genna Florez, Jonathan ...
Join hundreds of families in lighting-up the 2009 Tree of Lights. The traditional holiday tree at San Joaquin County Delta College, located at the corner of Pacific and Yokuts Avenues, will come alive with color during the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Tree of Lights offers everyone an opportunity to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us, or to honor a loved one who holds a special place in ...
LATHROP – The Matt Browne wrongful-termination saga is over. The Lathrop chief building official's two-and-a-half-year's dogged fight against City Hall is over. He is back on the job today inside the building where, at one point while he was waging his war to "clear my name," he was ordered by city officials not to set foot in any part of City Hall or risk being arrested for trespassing. In plain numbers, it's a $480,000 victory ...
Layoffs could loom on the horizon for the Ripon Unified School District. "It's very painful, very depressing - the thought of cutting any more – very painful and makes me sick to my stomach," Ripon schools superintendent Louise Nan told board members Monday night. The state budget continues to be grim referencing a monthly school superintendents' meeting Nov. 2 that warned of a potential shortfall of $15 billion. "There is a possibility that the governor ...
Julian Holifield is at ground zero of the squabble over the downtowns bulbs. "They (the bulbs) haven't hurt our business," Holifield said Monday shortly after 11 a.m. after ringing up his fifth sale of the day at Manteca Bedquarters located at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street on the ground floor of the IOOF building that's been there since 1913. Holifield believes the huffing and puffing over whether to keep the landscaping bulbs in place or ...
When it comes to recycling, the City of Manteca wants kids to know they can. To that end Manteca Solid Waste Division conducted a Cans4Cash that 16 elementary campuses within the Manteca Unified School District elected to participate in. The object was to have each school collect as many aluminum cans as they could. They'd receive the redemption money from the cans collected plus the highest school in terms of poundage would receive a bench ...
Manteca's near record unemployment rate of 13.5 percent coupled with employers that have had to cut back hours for those still working has painted a different picture of need this holiday season.
The Great Valley Bookfest is bringing everything from nearly four dozen authors to gourmet food trucks to Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along the 120 Bypass on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $13.8 million.
LATHROP – The scene just didn't look right to Lathrop Police Services' deputy Jeff Watson.
The side of the historic Oddfellows building in the heart of downtown Manteca for years listed the names of the 954 Manteca area residents who served in World War II.
There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.
Manteca businessman Phil Waterford continues to help with the recovery of the seriously injured Lincoln Elementary School sixth grader who was airlifted to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento several weeks ago.
The father-son team of Matthew and Michael Cassidy found the first golden pumpkin worth $100 in the Manteca Bulletin's Great Pumpkin Hunt.
Since 2008, Manteca Unified School District has been in partnership with Lodi Support Our Troops in their annual Holiday Cheer Box Drive.
It may be called Pumpkin Fair. But judging by the human traffic that paraded Saturday Sunday around the Pumpkin Fair grounds in downtown Manteca, Family Fair may be an apt moniker for this popular annual event.
By JASON CAMPBELL
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.