Empowering Professional Leaders was the theme of Monday's Ripon Unified School District learning day created to address the question of how to best meet the needs of all Ripon students from elementary to high school, according to Superintendent Ziggy Robeson.
A truck tractor pulling an empty 53-foot trailer averted tragedy Tuesday afternoon on rain-slickened Highway 120 just east of Jack Tone Road. The drivers of the several other vehicles involved managed to avoid being crushed in the collisions.
A level playing field of sorts is being sought by the Manteca Unified School District board when it comes to athletics for the district's five existing comprehensive high schools and future campuses such as the one proposed south of the 120 Bypass in Manteca along Tinnin Road.
Editor's note: This is the first of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta and the weather that play a key role in supplying Manteca Ripon, Lathrop and much of the rest of California with water.