Hard of hearing from birth, Sherri Thornton's first language was Exact Sign Language (ESL), a manual communication that strives to be an exact representation of English vocabulary and grammar. While typically children learn their first language from their parents or family members in the home because Sherri was the only family member with hearing difficulties, her family didn't know sign language and opted not to learn.
July 11, 2015|
Monica Cane Bulletin coresponent
Laurel Dalzell is seeing a longtime dream come true with the opening of her vintage café Friday morning at the downtown Ripon corner of Main Street and Stockton Avenue – just around the corner from the fire department headquarters.
CHP officer Eliseo Alatorre – a patrolman who often patrols the Manteca freeways – is being honored today with a Superior Effort Act Award for his quick thinking and heroic actions in saving the life of a young woman clinging to a freeway bridge.