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.
Five former students of the long gone Summer Home School that had been located at what is now the southwest corner of Cottage Avenue and Southland Road northeast of Manteca told stories of their yesterdays when they met for lunch at Applebee's Restaurant.
It could take days – or longer – before the three Lathrop City Council candidates separated by less than two-dozen votes know for sure whether they've earned one of the two available seats.
City of Lathrop's power bill is about to get a major adjustment.
Money is the mother's milk of politics.
Turkeys R Us has two weeks to come up with 609 turkeys or struggling families in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop will go without a Thanksgiving meal.
An inquiry into possible election fraud in the Manteca Unified School District is underway.
Ben Cantu is on his way to becoming the Harold Stassen of Manteca politics.
Manteca is making it illegal for the homeless to sleep in any makeshift shelter on public or private property within the city limits.
Steve DeBrum cruised to victory Tuesday to become Manteca's next mayor.
The roster at the Boys and Girls Club polling place in Manteca had 1,018 registered voters. Around noon on Tuesday, Election Day, only 50 have come in to cast their ballots.
Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal cruised to reelection to a second term in a landslide over opponent Rosalinda Valencia who had all but called for his arrest at a council meeting.
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Only nine votes separated incumbent Omar Ornelas from the second-place vote getter – Connie Lum-Perez - in Tuesday's unofficial final vote count in the Lathrop City Council race that does not include absentee ballots turned in at polling places on Election Day.
Jeff Denham won re-election Tuesday to serve Stanislaus County as well as Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon in Congress by defeating Democratic challenger Michael Eggman.
Kristin Olsen is returning to the California Assembly to represent Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, and Modesto.