It was a stroll down Ripon's Main Street toward the city's third successful Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon that was actually relaxing and made me forget what time it was and that, hey, I had a couple of stories waiting to be written.
RIPON - Debra Handley of Ripon is going the extra mile for women she has never met in Third World countries supporting micro business operations that produce handmade products of jewelry, purses and handbags.
Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Modesto and Manteca received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.
Students surfing porn and other inappropriate sites using the 3E Panasonic tablets issued as part of the $30 million Going Digital effort undertaken by Manteca Unified School District? It has happened.
For those of you who don't know who I am, my name is Alan Thomas and I have been the PGA Golf Professional at our Manteca Park Golf Course for the past 38 years. It is important to note that it is not my job to play golf every day (or even once a week) but it is and has been my responsibility as a professional in the golf business to operate and promote our course to the fullest potential.