RIPON – The Clarence Smit Museum, which has long been too small for the Ripon Historical Society to display all of their precious community artifacts, is about to get the space that they've always wanted.
STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office announced today, a West Nile Virus horse fatality is the first in San Joaquin County for 2009. Although the Agricultural Commissioner recommends all horses receive the WNV vaccine, the horse had not previously been vaccinated.
LATHROP – The public is invited to attend a Relay for Life "Bunco Night" fund-raiser to be held Friday, Aug. 7, in the cafeteria at Lathrop High School. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
LATHROP – Lathrop's newest bank, the Community Banks of Northern California, is inviting area residents to come and "meet, greet and eat" with the bank personnel on Saturday, Aug. 8. The bank will host the barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Community Banks of Northern California, a full-service bank, is located at 210 Towne Centre Drive, just east of City Hall in the Mossdale Landing and behind Target store.
In a story about a local skateboard company getting off the ground that ran in the Thursday, July 30 edition of the Manteca Bulletin, the longtime friend of company owner Frank Alvarado that was taken by cancer was Katy McKenzie – not Katie McKenzie as was mentioned in the story. It was ovarian cancer that claimed her life, not breast cancer as reported.
A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.
Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.