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.
Thank-you in action. That's what Francene Escobar, the owner Quicki-Kleen Car Wash in Manteca, is doing this Veterans Day to all men and women who served and are serving their country with valor. "Veterans may visit Quicki-Kleen Car Wash from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, to receive a complimentary express car wash. The program is designed to honor Veteran's Day, to show Quicki-Kleen's support for our armed forces, and to reward ...
Laurie Mittman, 42 years old, wife and mother of three sons was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer in August 2009.
The East Union High School Chorus will be the featured entertainers when the Manteca Federated Women's Club members have their luncheon meeting at Chez Shari on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
RIPON – There's at least one group that wants to make sure everybody is equipped to handle the falling temperatures.
California is the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The annual Christmas tree lighting is one of the City of Ripon's kick-off to the holidays.
By ROSE ALBANO TISSO
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.
The Northern San Joaquin Valley's longest running twilight holiday parade is gearing up for its 41st run.
Ripon High's new stadium flag pole is being dedicated this Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.
Telethon organizers are hoping items such as authenticated signed jerseys of football greats Ken Stabler and Jim Otto as well as San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays will help raise funds to provide a safe haven for 1,500 Manteca and Lathrop kids.
Comcast wants to close its Manteca office in the 100 block of North Grant Street.
Congressman Jeff Denham, who is also a Turlock almond grower, underscored the importance of education measures and the Farm Bill during a talk before the Salida Rotary.
Apparently filing for a $313,248 tax refund when you're not entitled to it is a no-no.
How much will a somewhat safer pedestrian crossing of Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive cost?
Some 60 nurses, Kaiser patients and community supporters used foot power along with a couple in wheelchairs Friday to protest service cuts at the Manteca medical facility. Ten of the protesters were registered nurses, including Zenei Triunfo-Cortez who is one of four presidents representing the California Nurses Association.