By DENNIS WYATT
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.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.