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.
Many harbingers of spring have come and gone.
STOCKTON - John Muir spurred an environmental movement that continues to gain steam a century after his death. An estimated 150 scholars and fans will gather to examine that legacy on Saturday, March 22, at a conference at University of the Pacific, home to the world's largest archive of Muir writings, sketches and photographs.
Janet Dyk two decades ago wanted to make sure that school kids had a connection to farming and understand where their food came from.
There's a reason why Woodward Park sprinklers were watering grass in the middle of one of the heaviest storms in Manteca in more than a year - municipal crews were checking for water leaks.
Herbs are literally the spice of life.
Nearly 400 young girls gathered at Stella Brockman Elementary School's softball field at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Manteca Youth Softball Association (MYSA) opening day ceremonies.
LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.
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River Islands at Lathrop won't cause much congestion during commute hours on Interstate 5 between the 120 Bypass and Interstate 205 connectors.
LATHROP – It seemed like another bureaucratic meeting tactic.
Come the next election, campaign signs in Ripon could be limited as to when they can be placed.
Manteca has $2 million to serve as seed money to start the community park at the heart of the proposed 187-acre family entertainment zone.
The South San Joaquin County's fanciest place for a drink and getting a bit to eat - at least by location - could one day be right where the current offices for River Islands at Lathrop are located overlooking the San Joaquin River.
Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Mike Mallory is breaking out his bright orange running shoes for the Saturday, April 5, "Help Us Stamp Out Hunger in Our Community" 5K and one mile walk/run in downtown Manteca.
The Delta is made up of over 1,000 miles of waterways, covering four counties – Contra Costra, Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin.