RIPON - Ripon Unified students scored better than the county and the state in many categories that measured seventh, ninth, and eleventh graders in the California Healthy Kids Survey used to monitor student substance use, violence, school safety, student nutrition and exercise.
Jason Messer, superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District, could remember years ago when just one student achieved a perfect 600 score in the California Standards Test.
Two service clubs donated $1,100 to push Turkeys R Us closer to the goal of making sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have turkeys this Thanksgiving.
When Ida Queirolo said, "We are a happy group; we are family," she is not talking about her familial clan.
Rodney Sevedge has spent the last four years paying his respects to those who served their country the best way he knows how.
Michael C Ford, a Grammy Award nominee and a former Manteca Unified School District poet-in-residence, is appearing at the University of the Pacific in Stockton Saturday with Ray Manzarek of The Doors, renamed Riders on the Storm in 2001.
Lucas Bassett shared his trade secrets for making store windows spotless with the students at the Manteca CAPS school on North Main Street – giving them an insight to caring for their facility.
Low-income residents of San Joaquin County will be able to obtain free government-surplus food on Thursday, Nov. 19, at locations throughout San Joaquin County.
Sarah Titsworth and Steven J. Hinman, both of Heisington, Kansas, are announcing their plans to wed on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at First United Methodist Church.
Manteca Mayor ProTem Steve DeBrum said "every day should be a Veterans Day" because of what the men and women in uniform have committed themselves to do to protect the freedom that we enjoy today.
Caltrans believes the widening of Highway 99 from Arch Road in Stockton to the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca will not significantly impact the environment.
The Northgate Brethren Church has lost some $8,000 in band instruments to thieves and a Poplar Avenue residence had its back door kicked in with guitars and construction tools taken.
Alexandra Christian was proud to serve her country.
LATHROP – For the first time, Lathrop was not a part of the Veterans Day ceremonies in Manteca. That's because Lathrop, which dedicated its state-of-the-art and long-awaited Veterans Memorial at Valverde Park in November last year, for the first time had its own ceremonies in honor of those who served their country.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
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.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.