The 2009 Color the Skies balloon festival begins today with a pancake breakfast that starts at 5:30 a.m. at Ripon's Mistlin Park on River Road off of Jack Tone Road accessed via Highway 99. The balloons will inflate and launch between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today and again Sunday. For more information about the festival visit its website at www.colortheskies.com.
It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.
Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment.
Imagine yourself with three other friends getting the VIP treatment at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Thomas Staggs knows just about everything there is to know about the machines that make it possible to keep your carpets clean.
The popular Portuguese cultural classes offered through the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department and taught by Mary Gomes De. Pino are back. One class will be held for one hour in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; the other for two hours in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Both classes will start Wednesday, Sept. 9. Both are also held at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane and will run through Nov. 4 for a total of nine sessions.
The last dance has taken place at Club Leon – at least for now.
To some, it is just a mound of dirt devoid of grass.
Paul Lamazer tried just about everything for a career prior to his current job.
The field of finalists for Manteca Idol is now set in stone.
Manteca is getting $1.5 million in federal stimulus funds to keep four officers in place.
San Joaquin County schools and public health met Monday to discuss how parents, schools, and our community can help prepare for this flu season.
Manteca is going to the dogs.
It's a 480-mile walk from Los Angeles to Sacramento.
Everything that Paul Binford ever wanted to put into a custom bike he packed into the one he and his crew just finished.
Manteca's golf course is expected to come within $13,300 of covering of its operating expenses in the fiscal year that starts in 15 days.
Upwards of 100 part-time Manteca Parks and Recreation workers are getting a pay raise in 15 days.
Ripon's Harvey Douma, 97, is the ironman of community service.
Three Manteca Unified School District employees could find themselves in Beijing, China, late this month through early July.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Manteca Fire District offers no breaks when it comes to weed abatement.
For Suzanne McCreath, the days of being vice principal of two elementary schools in Manteca Unified will end at the beginning of school in August. That's when she will assume her new post as principal of French Camp Elementary.
Youngsters can learn some of the police procedures on collecting evidence at a crime scene.
The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.
Manteca Feed was like the Toys 'R Us for farmers in Manteca and surrounding areas for more than half a century.
Paranoia strikes deep
All of Lathrop west of Interstate 5 and east of the San Joaquin River, every dwelling in Weston Ranch as well as southwest Manteca neighborhoods could end up under upwards of 10 feet of water in the event of a major flood rated as a 200-year occurrence.
Manteca may expand its public safety force by one police officer and one firefighter during the fiscal year starting July 1.