Ripon's neighbor just across the Stanislaus River is following the Almond Capital's successful 1945 effort to become a city in its own right by first forming a non-profit chamber of commerce and uniting its residents through the use of the neighborhood computer network website dubbed www.nextdoor.com.
Four of the seven homes featured in Saturday's September Stroll Home & Garden Tour offered each year by the Ripon Garden Club are steeped in local history. They are all clustered in a sycamore tree-lined section of Palm Avenue in the heart of the city's historic downtown residential area.
SONORA (AP) - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.
Two Manteca buildings - the new city animal shelter and the restored HOPE Family Shelter - have earned architectural design awards.
The keyword, when it comes to the Smit family garden, is repurposing. For Bryan and Shannon Smit, repurposing is just another word for recycling. The phrase, though, that Shannon likes to use is "flea market junk gardening." She laughed as she added, "It's the budget-friendly way to do stuff. When you have a very limited budget, that's the way to do it." This is the garden theme that the young couple is sharing with guests ...
Like a balloon caught in the wind, bouncing from cloud to cloud, Destiny's challenge can be seen from parts of the country.
Jaime H. Portillo, 29, of Galt is being charged with manslaughter in the fiery fatal crash Saturday afternoon north of Escalon on Mariposa Road that claimed the life of the 43-year-old Modesto driver of a 2013 Peterbilt propane tanker that spread its 8,000 gallon load over 1,000 feet of roadway following a three-vehicle collision.
Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Their egg-laying days behind them, some 1,200 Northern California chickens are heading for a cozy retirement on the East Coast, where they will live outside of cages and have plenty of room to spread their wings.
Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country. In the Southeast, mosquito experts have reported 2-year-old eggs hatching amid dry conditions, creating an endless wave of blood-suckers. Here, San Joaquin County officials aren't seeing the same infestation. In fact, population counts are down from last year. What alarms county officials, though, are the one-week spikes in samples infected with the West Nile virus. ...
SAN FRANCISCO – “Do you want a receipt?” the toll-taker asked. “Yes please,” I said. It was a simple exchange. Something you wouldn’t exactly expect to have any sort of extra meaning or relevance. But 39 minutes after the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened for the regular people of the world, she handed me $16 in change and a slip of paper proving that I was part of the ...
Love is at the heart of Manteca Kindred Arts' longevity. Established in 1986 at the prodding of an impassioned column by the late retired educator and writer Robert Camden in the Manteca Bulletin, the 501 (c)(3) organization, which means all donations are tax deductible, the incorporated concert association has managed to offer classical music programs for the community every year without fail since its inception without scrimping on the quality of the artists and performances ...
One of the area's most enduring events held in the middle of the harvest season is taking place the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22.
The best art display in Manteca can be found in the council chambers at the Civic Center. After months of no art work gracing the wall behind the council dais, Bill Barnhart stepped up and arranged for artists residing in Del Webb at Woodbridge to offer up a piece of their work to grace the council chambers. The Manteca City Council led by Mayor Pro Tempore Debby Moorhead showed their appreciation Tuesday by presenting individual ...
Some 667 Manteca-Lathrop-Ripon families struggling financially this holiday season won't go without a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
The final hidden Manteca Bulletin golden pumpkin worth $100 was located at 3:15 a.m. Thursday by a Manteca woman who said she was puzzled by one clue that suggested it might be found by a French restaurant.
Jack Bellew – a boy on his own mission to aid U.S. troops – will be at Isadore's Restaurant again this Saturday asking for tips in support of his overseas snack pack operation. He's already sent thousands of boxes to thankful guys and gals in the military.
When the first flag was ever raised atop the pole at Manteca's Fire Station No. 4 on Sept. 11, it represented something unique.
By DENNIS WYATT
Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."
There will be some 20 "jailbirds" held throughout Friday in Agape Villages' annual Jail 'n' Bail fundraiser at the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
STOCKTON – Rogene Reynolds lives on two acres of farm land on Roberts Island.
Six Ripon civic leaders donned firefighters' heavy turnout gear Friday and learned first-hand the challenges and pressures of being active firefighters in the community.
The agreement outlining the provisions of the exchange of properties between the Manteca Unified School District and Union Ranch Partners will be discussed and considered for approval tonight by the Board of Trustees.
Manteca has two existing water tanks - one on Lathrop Road and another in front of the wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue.
A man driving a silver BMW sedan and wearing all black identified himself as a Manteca Police officer as he approached newspaper delivery carriers at about 3:15 a.m. Monday tapping on the driver's window asking what the couple was doing near a restaurant in the 600 block of East Yosemite Avenue.
An ironworker buying doughnuts early Monday morning was shaken up in a carjacking of his 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup truck after he attempted to stop the thief from driving out of the parking lot.
The Ripon City Council is expected to appoint Katie Nielsen to the Senior Commission at tonight's 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
Before he underwent gastric bypass surgery six months ago for health reasons, Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer had to attend pre-surgical preparatory classes in Modesto.