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Pilot's family plans memorial service

Pilot's family plans memorial service

Pilot's family plans memorial service
Tracy Press
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28, for Tracy grape grower Robert H. “Budge” Brown Sr., whose plane crashed May 18 in the El Dorado National Forest. The Brown family has dealt with the loss of ...

Ripon standout committed to Humboldt State

Ripon standout committed to Humboldt State

Ripon standout committed to Humboldt State
Manteca Bulletin
After accomplishing just about everything there is to accomplish on the high school volleyball scene, Ripon High senior Cheyeann DePrue will take her talents north, as she inked a commitment to the Humboldt State University ...

Welcome Home Heroes 'Tenth Panel' in honor of fallen soldiers to be unveiled

Welcome Home Heroes 'Tenth Panel' in honor of fallen soldiers to be unveiled

MANTECA - The Welcome Home Heroes Traveling Tribute "Tenth Panel" is completed and will be ready for public viewing on Saturday, May 28 at Woodward Park, 710 East Woodward Road in Manteca at 12:00 noon.

The first name on the panel is Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Anthony Thornsbury from Bridgeport, West Virigina. Sgt. Thornsbury died on September 12, 2009 in Iraq. The last name on the panel is Army Spc. Thomas Adam Moffitt from Wichita, Kansas, who died on October 24, 2010 in Afghanistan.

The Tenth Panel honors local fallen heroes Marine LCpl Gavin Brummund from Arnold who died on June 10, 2010; Army Spc. Cody J. Moore from Modesto who died on August 3, 2010; and Army Spc. John Carillo Jr. from Stockton who died on September 24, 2010.

The image on the tenth panel is that of Damage Controlman Third Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, United States Coast Guard, who died on April 24, 2004.

Former 49er invites Super Bowl teammates back for benefit golf tournament

Former 49er invites Super Bowl teammates back for benefit golf tournament

Former 49er invites Super Bowl teammates back for benefit golf tournament
Tracy Press
by Bob Brownne / Tracy Press For the 16th year of his benefit golf tournament, former San Francisco 49er linebacker Keena Turner is inviting back the players who shared the triumph of Super Bowl XVI. The Keena Turner Golf Tournament started off as a ...

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.

Tracy man sentenced for conspiring to commit access device fraud

Tracy man sentenced for conspiring to commit access device fraud

United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Jose Holmes, 35, of Tracy, was sentenced Tuesday day by United States District Judge Lawrence Karlton to four years and nine months in prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Holmes entered a guilty to the charges on November 5, 2010.

According to court documents in the case, Holmes and others engaged in a scheme to steal credit card numbers, to convert them into debit cards, and take out the cash. Holmes and others perpetrated the scheme throughout the Bay Area, Sacramento, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle, with a total loss of $595,000. As part of his sentence, Holmes was ordered to pay restitution, although the amount of restitution will be determined at a hearing on July 6, 2011.

This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn K. Delaney prosecuted the case.

Your Voice: Police, fire team up for Tracy charities

Your Voice: Police, fire team up for Tracy charities
Tracy Press
by Don Sader, DARE coordinator, Tracy There has been a lot of negative publicity lately regarding our local public safety. We have read about lawsuits, pension plans and various other items. Well, I want to share some positive news regarding the men ...