RIPON – The once majestic community fireworks display held the last several years at Mistlin Park is just another casualty in the budget crisis that is forcing cities to cut even their most popular programs in order to save staff.
'Indiana Jones' is the featured presentation this Saturday, July 4, during Movies in the Park at Woodward Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by live music. The movie starts at around 9 p.m. There is a $1 charge for those 12 and over to help cover city costs. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and jackets. Mosquito repellent is also suggested. The movies are being presented by DeCristo Productions.
Braata, a local Reggae Rock band, will start the entertainment at the Manteca Independence Day Celebration today at 4 p.m., at the Big League Dreams sports complex.
Lisa Stallings has concerns about the Manteca housing market.
LATHROP – No fireworks lit up the evening sky. No long lines waited for free hot dogs being barbecued by community volunteers. And there was no band playing patriotic songs during the five-hour Picnic in the Park celebration Tuesday evening.
A three-year-long plea to have dry weeds cleared from behind their properties in Camellia Gardens has apparently fallen on deaf ears, said retired CHP officer Ed Estes.
The first day of the Target "E" Junior Police Academy may have been an eye-opener for some 18 local junior high school students.
Charles Henry Jr. couldn't help but take in the massive variety of safe-and-sane fireworks that were on display at the stand outside of the Manteca Historical Society.
The Manteca Presbyterian Church will be hosting a group of 25 bicyclists from Austin, Texas, tonight during their stop-over in the Family City on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
Independence Day celebrations in Manteca come a day early this year as part of a municipal strategy to avoid over $10,000 in holiday overtime costs for public safety personnel and street crews.
Jim Funsten is impressed.
LATHROP – It will be a quiet 20th birthday for the City of Lathrop today.
Duane Aul didn't have an endless supply of rows to plant his crops.
LATHROP – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.
It just became a little bit easier to get to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport from Interstate 5.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
FRENCH CAMP - The French Camp McKinley Fire District was awarded a $250,000 traffic safety grant for the purchase of extrication equipment for distribution to 15 fire districts within San Joaquin County.
One solution to stretch Manteca's water supply may literally be just a flush away.
Editor's note: The Bulletin will occasionally catch up with people that were once high profile in the community to see what they are doing now.
Mike Dominguez didn't quite know what to do with the paperwork that his father handed him.
Customers at Target, Home Depot, In-n-Out Burgers, Grocery Outlet, and Applebee's among others in East Manteca will soon know what time it is without having to check their watch or cell phone.
Very few of the dogs that Manteca's animal service officers pick up on the streets are registered or licensed with the city.
The thieves who broke into St. Anthony School Cafeteria Friday night are being described as "not too smart." And for that, the school is being called lucky.
It was nothing short of a miracle when a code blue crash cart team of medics brought a friend of 400 workers at Doctors Hospital of Manteca back to life late Friday afternoon.
People burn out.
Dehydration techniques for herbs and fruits is the subject of the Ripon Garden Club meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
Tons of citrus that could help feed struggling Northern San Joaquin Valley may go to waste.
The students of Ripon Christian Schools are celebrating their 100 days of attending classes by giving back to the community with countless donations to those in need from the homeless to the military.
In order to attract new businesses, the City of Ripon could use an identity.