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.
"When God puts something heavy in your heart you get things done," Manteca Ford dealership owner Phil Waterford told a group of his employees as he stood in front of his business giving away a 2010 Ford Fusion and $3,000 in cash.
Six years ago Juvenal Lechuga was a Nile Garden School eighth grader struggling to overcome bone cancer.
A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.
LATHROP – Once it's open it will be one of the best public skate parks in Northern California.
When it comes to policy, the City of Ripon and the Ripon Consolidated Fire District may soon have one in place that mirrors itself.
An opportunity to quiz the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent will take place on Thursday, April 24.
It's a major undertaking: Make Manteca's official color green.
It was supposed to carry Manteca into the advertising future.
It was a shocker Tuesday morning for seven graduating high school seniors who were giving speeches in what they thought was the final competition for the Central Valley of Association's one and only college scholarship award.
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First the good news: The water play feature at Library Park will be turned on in time for the 18th annual downtown Manteca Crossroads Street Faire.
Bonus bucks - fees paid by developers for sewer allocation certainty - will pay for a 3,000-square-foot building to house the Manteca Veterans of Foreign Wars Jimmie Connors Post 6311.
Patty Reece loves her orchids.
Mike Mallory wants to put hunger on the run.
The Manteca Crossroads Street Faire is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The Lathrop Rotary rededicated a brass plaque marking the historic 1846 journey of the first known sail launch to journey from San Francisco up the San Joaquin River.