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San Joaquin County students receive top honors at State Science Fair

San Joaquin County students receive top honors at State Science Fair

Unprecedented in San Joaquin County history, county students excelled at the California State Science Fair by taking first, second, and third place in the junior division. San Joaquin County students have not placed in the State competition since 2006 when a student placed third. Not only did four of six San Joaquin County junior division attendees place, but Tom Hawkins Elementary School Teacher, Cassandra de Wood was honored as California’s Science Teacher of the Year.
 
The State Science Fair, held in Los Angeles at the California Science Center on May 2 and 3, received 1,000 projects from 403 schools all over California. Seventh grader Julie Fukunaga of Elkhorn Elementary took first place with her project, Weedfinder: An Eco-Friendly Herbicide Sprayer. Julie also received the Alfarata Walley Award for Excellence in Electronics, as well as $500 for her project.

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Manteca firebug burns down three buildings

MANTECA, CA -Three structure fires in less than 30 days has the Manteca Fire Department investigating the handiwork of a serial firebug.

All three fires were at vacant warehouses built back in the 1930s. All were situated at the same location on the 400 block of Moffat Boulevard. Each emergency call came in at 4 a.m.

"These are very large, very dangerous fires for our firefighters to enter," said Manteca Fire Department's Battalion Chief, Kyle Shipherd.

"We used all of our resources to fight these and it took us 30 to 40 minutes for our crews to finally come back to the city to handle other emergencies."

The first fire was set on April 9th, the second April 29th, and the third building burned down last Wednesday.

Manteca Business Alliance stressing buy local benefits

Manteca Business Alliance stressing buy local benefits
Manteca Bulletin
Jason Moran has faith that the private sector – and not government – is the best way to improve the Manteca economy. Moran believes “if we can get people to spend money in town they will protect jobs that we have” and help create new ...

Manteca Ford hosting 2 community events

Manteca Ford hosting two community events
Manteca Bulletin
It's there that Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford & Exotic High Line will feature a full display of new Ford vehicles for folks to test drive. “We will donate up to $6,000 / $20 for every test drive,” said Waterford in his recent press ...

Section qualifiers ousted on first day of tourney

Section qualifiers ousted on first day of tourney

Section qualifiers ousted on first day of tourney
Manteca Bulletin
Manteca High doubles partners Alex Barragan and Xavier Lopez were the only local representatives to win a match in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II Individual Boys Tennis Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club ...

Police Log: Man follows girl to school

Police Log: Man follows girl to school

Police Log: Man follows girl to school
Tracy Press
Tracy police received 184 calls for service Wednesday, May 4. The following is a samplie of those calls. 1:34 am: A caller reported a neighbor playing music extremely loud and singing on the 1600 block of Swarthout Court. Police issued a warning. ...

Tracy police dogs to do double duty

Tracy police dogs to do double duty

Tracy police dogs to do double duty
Tracy Press
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press STOCKTON — The silence in an abandoned classroom is broken by the sound of a dog sniffing heavily, as Tracy police dog Cannon takes his turn searching for hidden drug evidence. The search was just one of several ...