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The Bennie & Joyce Gatto Historic Trail

May 5, 2020

The Bennie & Joyce Gatto Historic Trail

When you are out enjoying the beautiful nature trail that starts on the shores of the San Joaquin River, take a moment to think about the remarkable couple for whom the trail is named: Bennie and Joyce Gatto. Since the 1950s, the Gattos have dedicated their lives to the service of the community of Lathrop….

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Virtual Classrooms at River Islands Provide One of Few Live, Online Teaching Programs in CA

March 31, 2020

Virtual Classrooms at River Islands Provide One of Few Live, Online Teaching Programs in CA

When Governor Newsom shuttered California schools in mid-March, he told reporters that it was “unlikely that they would re-open” for the rest of the academic year. Six million public school students and their families will now remain home for an unprecedented length of time with school districts responding with their own versions of online learning….

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River Islands Academies: Open Letter from Susan Dell’Osso

March 27, 2020

River Islands Academies: Open Letter from Susan Dell’Osso

Something wonderful is in the works for the parents and students of our schools at River Islands: in an extraordinary act of cooperation and visionary planning for the good of ALL the students, the Banta Elementary School District (BESD) board of directors have voted unanimously to approve a new charter organization, “River Islands Academies”. What…

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Daybreak by Pulte Homes Grand Opening – February 22, 2020

February 10, 2020

Daybreak by Pulte Homes Grand Opening – February 22, 2020

Coming soon! Pulte Homes is making its grand debut with their FIRST neighborhood at River Islands! The Grand Opening of Daybreak is set for Saturday, February 22nd, from 11:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. A taco truck will be serving up quesadillas, tacos, and burritos to guests. We will also be giving away tickets to Islanders…

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San Francisco Giants Coach Ron Wotus Gives Islanders Field High Marks

January 24, 2020

San Francisco Giants Coach Ron Wotus Gives Islanders Field High Marks

By Matt Schwab of Matt Schwab Media San Francisco Giants third base coach Ron Wotus has stood on baseball’s grandest stages and provided Little League coaching clinics for 25 years. So, who better to turn to than “Wo” for perspective about Islanders Field, a newly minted showcase ballpark for amateur players? When Islanders Field was…

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