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  • Lawrence: Commissioners, coaches weigh in on football playoff expansion
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:57:43 GMT
    A decade ago, there were no California high school football championships. If a kid grew up and saw Texas' prospects rave about winning “state” on TV - they could only daydream about such things....
  • Manteca edges closer to its own Great Wolf water park
    published on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:35:43 GMT
    This new year could see one of the city's great old traditions revived - or at least, well on its way toward revival. As soon as June, the City Council may approve a $200 million water-park resort just north of the Highway 120 bypass....
  • Boys Basketball: Sierra's big men outduel Manteca
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:30:46 GMT
    But Johnson, a senior forward for Sierra boys basketball, was also the hot hand the Timberwolves needed. Johnson posted a game-high 19 points and 18 rebounds, powering host Sierra past Manteca 48-40....
  • Amazon celebrates success of fulfillment centers
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:26:31 GMT
    What happens after you click "buy?" That's what online retail giant Amazon set out to answer Tuesday morning with two official grand opening ceremonies at its fulfillment centers in Tracy and Patterson. The facilities opened for business nearly two years ago, but officials said they wanted to wait until their growth and expansion were completed before showcasing their daily operations....
  • Girls Basketball Weekly MVP: Raziya Potter
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:48:26 GMT
    Kimball girls basketball freshman Raziya Potter is my latest Girls Basketball Weekly MVP. The best-kept secret in San Joaquin County girls basketball is hiding in Tracy, as the newest school in a town with three large high schools....
  • District 3 Supervisor race shaping up two years early
    published on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:58:07 GMT
    Stockton business owner Tom Patti and Stockton City Councilman Moses Zapien have their eyes set on the District 3 seat, a district that includes parts of Stockton and Manteca as well as most of Lathrop. Both grew up in Stockton, and both said they learned a lot from finding success after coming from humble beginnings....
  • Jags extend streak to 17 in a row
    published on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:55:04 GMT
    Senior Sarah Nunes scored a game-high 26 points, and freshman Raziya Potter had 16 points, five steals and seven rebounds in the Jaguars' 80-50 victory. Manteca's Loretta Kakala produced a highlight film of her own by scoring 24 points, blocking five shots and collecting 17 rebounds....
  • Lawrence: A Renaissance for basketball big men
    published on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:48:51 GMT
    The era of needing a legendary center to win a basketball championship is over. Think in the vein of Shaquille O'Neal in his prime, Bill Russell throughout his career or the Monstars from Space Jam....
  • Boys Basketball Weekly MVP: Anand Hundal
    published on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:13:15 GMT
    Manteca junior Anand Hundal nearly had triple-doubles twice this past week. That's why he's my inaugural Boys Basketball Weekly MVP....
  • Winn says he's ready to represent all of S.J. Posted at
    published on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:28:06 GMT
    As talk turned from Lodi's wines to Manteca's sports fields, Winn made a point to include Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon on the lists of county attractions. It's an area of the county the former Ripon mayor knows well, and it is part of the sprawling district he now represents. With Winn's replacement of termed out Linden resident Ken Vogel, the Board of Supervisors now has two supervisors from the southern end of the county....
  • County ponders strategy to become 'destination'
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    At its regular meeting Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors accepted the commissioned report, then launched an effort to create a countywide effort to promote the entire county as a tourist destination and look for new ways to pay for bolstered efforts to market the county. “I think this all hinges on the overall strategy and to be able to develop one all the cities feel has value for them,” said Supervisor Kathy Miller, in her first regular meeting as a cou...
  • County ponders strategy to become 'destination'
    published on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:43:12 GMT
    At its regular meeting Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors accepted the commissioned report, then launched an effort to create a countywide effort to promote the entire county as a tourist destination and look for new ways to pay for bolstered efforts to market the county. “I think this all hinges on the overall strategy and to be able to develop one all the cities feel has value for them,” said Supervisor Kathy Miller, in her first regular meeting as a cou...
  • Excel Academy makes third time the charm Posted at
    published on Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:10:10 GMT
    The Pumas lost to Patterson twice this season and ran into the Tigers again Monday in the semifinals of the Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom Hawkins Girls Basketball Tournament. This time Excel Academy came away with a 59-52 win at Swenson Gym....
  • Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom Hawkins Tournament: Manteca's lack of depth too much to overcome
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Manteca's lack of depth proved to be too much to overcome as the Buffaloes lost in the opening round of the Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom Hawkins Girls Basketball Tournament on Friday at West High. Brentwood-Liberty defeated Manteca 62-57....