I was trying to focus intently on a bee hovering over a cluster of snow-white almond blossoms. All around me, scores of bees were buzzing. The weather was perfect for pollination - the sun was shining, the skies were clear and blue, and there was no breeze to stir the petals of the flowers that would make focusing somewhat of a challenge. And it was neither too hot nor too cold outside.
RIPON - The 48th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade starts at 11 a.m. today in downtown Ripon.
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The Sierra High Band conducted a 1950s themed dinner dance Friday night at the school cafeteria featuring live entertainment featuring various local bands, staff, and alumni.
It's not shooting to kill, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Thousands of homes have been built in Manteca during the last 20 years that are outside a 5-minute response time of a fire station.
LATHROP – Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles' husband is demanding for a jury trial in the lawsuit he filed against the city and 12 other individuals.
RIPON – Joie Darretta couldn't help but get choked up when she was thanking her family Thursday night during the Almond Blossom Queen candidates' introductions at the Ripon Community Center.
RIPON – Kevin Tate and his crew of more than two-dozen workers started piecing together what would become the Ripon Almond Blossom Carnival on early Tuesday morning.
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RIPON - The Almond Blossom buffet breakfast takes place Sunday at the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 E. West Ripon Road.
Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.
The California Legislature today is conducting a joint hearing on Proposition 16 – the measure PG&E crafted for the June 8 ballot requiring a super majority of voters to approve any attempts to weaken the for-profit's monopoly on retail power sales.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jimmie Connors Post 6311 is growing.
You have $80,924 and can do with it practically anything you wish.
There wasn't much that six-year Manteca Youth Focus veteran Liana Bassett didn't know when it came to the scholarship competition.
The personal touch is the prescription for pharmacist Cheryl Striplin when it comes to having a successful business.
Much has already been made of the three-day carnival surrounding the Fourth of July weekend in Ripon.
Manteca may soon receive $15,000 a year renting an existing light standard adjacent to the parks/golf corporation yard to Verizon for use as a wireless cell tower.
One of three teenagers on their skateboards was hit by a 2005 southbound Dodge CRT as he was crossing the roadway within a crosswalk Sunday afternoon, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard.
Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of a triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Andy Wright dropped the tailgate on his 1970 Chevy Silverado and leapt up.
Rogue contractors are stealing water from the City of Manteca.
Over the past six weeks, Manteca Youth Focus has hosted workshops, trainings and rehearsals all in preparation for this weekend's extravaganza "Surfin' USA" – the 2015 Manteca Youth Focus Scholarship Competitions.
The Manteca teen that was struck and killed by a train last Wednesday may have plotted out her own death.
The family of a Lathrop man believed to be jailed in India are turning to the State Department for help in determining why the American citizen was imprisoned and why he hasn't been able to contact his family back in the United States for help.
Manteca residents for the second straight year have reduced February water consumption by more than 20 percent compared to 2013.